Do you like to build things? Are you interested in hands-on construction? Working in the woodshop or makerspace? Making an impact in the community? Working with high school students? If so, apply for the summer college counselor position.

UWM in partnership with NAF, MPS, MATC, Journey House, and All Hands Boatworks, will be offering a teen summer design/build camp. College students will work alongside a small cohort of high school students to design, build and install a community engagement project at the scale of a room-sized pavilion (program to be determined).

The collegiate counselors will fully participate in the summer camp as both team members and teaching assistants. It is hoped that the selected candidates will help motivate and lead the team through the design-build process, while also assisting the instructors with organizational or administrative tasks. Faculty leads, counselors, and high school students will visit the site, engage with the neighborhood partners, and co-design a project to enhance the community.

The camp will run from June 6 – July 1. Overnight camp is June 6 – June 10. Two collegiate counselors are required to stay overnight in the UWM dorms with campers during the first week. The remainder of the camp is June 13 – July 1, 8:30AM-5:00PM. These weeks are non-residential. Room and board during week 1 are covered by program sponsors.

In addition, you will:

Design and build a project with local impact on the community
Engage with hands-on construction
Make connections with architects, engineers, and construction trades partners who design and construct buildings in Milwaukee
Create things in the SARUP fabrication and woodshop facilities
Develop leadership skills

4 paid UWM architecture positions available, work is full time during 4 weeks (plus part time the week prior to camp)
2 paid MATC positions
Pay is between $3200 – $3900

Eligible to apply: Previous skills in the woodshop preferred. Rising senior UG and graduate students preferred but those with exceptional woodshop skills or camp counselor experience will also be considered.

Apply Today! Limited spots available.
Interested students should email resume and cover letter to Mo Zell at by Monday March 14th. The cover letter, in addition to highlighting past experience, should include current contact information and year in the program.

COVID Protocols will be in place.