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Employment Opportunities

Student Coordinators, Service Learning

Kohl’s Building Blocks Street Team Staff

The Kohl’s Building Blocks Street Team Staff will work as ambassadors for Penfield Children’s Center and the Kohl’s Building Block Program. Street Team Staff will be positive, energetic, reliable, responsible, mature and capable of interacting with a diverse population on behalf of Penfield Children’s Center at community outreach events and workshops. This is a year-round, on-call position; hours will be scheduled on an as needed basis, except during Summerfest and State Fair where staff can expect to work approximately 10 - 20 hours per week. This position is grant-funded and is not benefits eligible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop understanding of the programs and services offered at Penfield Children’s Center and the Kohl’s Building Blocks program.
  • Actively interact and engage with children and families that visit Penfield Children’s Center’s - Kohl’s Building Blocks area during community outreach events and workshops.
  • Effectively communicate key messaging and benefits of Penfield Children’s Center with children and families who visit our area at community outreach events.
  • Set-up and break down of outreach equipment, i.e. tables, tents, banners, etc.
  • Assist with children’s outreach workshops during the academic year (September through May)
  • Assist Penfield Children’s Center staff with other agency related outreach activities.
  • Participate in a monthly team meeting, during the summer months.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Street Team Lead, the Bilingual Outreach Specialist or the Manager of Community Outreach and Family Programs.


  • High School Graduate, GED or will be graduating in Spring 2020
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
  • Self-starter and willing to take initiative; able to work independently with accountability.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient and ability to multi-task.
  • Work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Be able to lift or move objects of 35 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Availability to work during Summerfest, State Fair and Harvest Fair.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, but not required.

Working conditions: Hours are usually between 8:00am and 6:30pm; however some evening and weekend work may arise associated with special events and projects. Must maintain a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and have access to an insured automobile or have access to public transportation. The position requires the employee to regularly stand and walk for significant amounts of time.


To apply, please submit resume to:
Penfield Children’s Center
833 N. 26th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Fax: 414-344-7739


CONTACT PERSON (please include name along with email, phone number, or both):

Questions? – Please Contact:

Rebecca Michelsen – Manager of Community Outreach & Family Programs


Summer Help: Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation

Academic Instructors

Are you a teacher or future educator looking to share your expertise with central city youth? MTEF is hiring academic instructors for our summer camps, which run June 17-July 26. Daily academic and nutrition lesson plans are provided. This is a great opportunity to work with youngsters of various ages and diverse backgrounds.

Tennis Instructors

Would you like to help urban youth learn the wonderful sport of tennis? MTEF offers summer camps combining tennis with academic enrichment, fitness, nutrition and life skills. We are hiring qualified, enthusiastic tennis instructors to teach tennis and serve as role models for our students. Camps run June 17-26. Lesson plans and training are provided. Positions are available ranging from 15-30 hours per week.​

Volunteer Opportunities

MTEF welcomes volunteers to help with the 18th Annual MTEF Kids’ Rally Day on Friday, July 26 from 1-3 p.m. at Merrill Park, 461 N. 35th St.This event draws more than 100 youth from the Greater Milwaukee area who participate in on-court tennis games, off-court challenges, crafts, and more.This is a great opportunity for adults or high school students.

If you are interested in any of these positions, you may apply online or email

Open Positions, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

 Summer Staff, Camp Whitcomb/ Mason

Camp Whitcomb/ Mason in Hartland, WI. About 45 minutes from Milwaukee, WI.

We are looking for hardworking individuals who are willing to spend the summer with kids and enjoying the outdoors! Camp Whitcomb/ Mason is a part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and give the opportunity for children to come to camp and enjoy their time outside.

This job would be Sunday night- Friday afternoon and would include having your weekends off to enjoy summer activities off site!

We are looking for lifeguards, cabin counselors, day camp counselors, a nature specialist, and many more positions that are available!

We pay $3,300 for the summer and you would get an educational scholarship of $1,500 through Americore that you can use for future education (i.e loans, tuition, books, etc.)

If you are interested in more information please contact at

Part-Time Spanish Instructors, Futura Language Professionals

 Summer Nanny for Two Children 

Brookfield family seeking a Summer Nanny for our 10-year-old daughter, and 6-year-old son.

Typical hours would be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (optional additional hours available based on parents travel schedule)

We have a pool, so the applicant MUST be a strong swimmer and comfortable taking the kids swimming.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving children to and from local activities in Brookfield
  • Prepare healthy meals for children and clean up afterward
  • Light housekeeping (clean up after children and guide children to clean up after themselves)
  • Daily reading with children
  • Participate in activities with the children and limit TV/iPad time
  • Supervise children while swimming

Compensation is $13/hour. 

All applicants must provide a copy of their valid driver’s license and submit to a background check. Interested candidates should call Heidi at (414) 588-2946 or Ryan at (414) 241-0568



 Fund for the Public Interest

Bees. Summer jobsThey're more related thank you might think.

Aside from being the inspiration for a below average Jerry Seinfeld movie, an above average Nic Cage freakout, and a freaking Nicki Minaj song, bees play a vital role in our food system. But the use of neonicotinoids in pesticides is causing their colonies to collapse and is putting our food supply at risk.

This summer, you can help save these important little creatures by working in Madison with the Fund for the Public Interest to pass a statewide ban on neonicotinoids. We'll also be pushing to protect our environment by banning styrofoam, a product we use for as few as five minutes and yet never truly decomposes. Exciting, right? Get started by filling out your application.

Working with the Fund, a national nonprofit organization that runs campaigns for prominent social change and environmental organizations like U.S. PIRG and Environment America, you'll gain firsthand experience in grassroots organizing. You'll develop valuable communication skills and have the chance to take part in campaign actions like running media events, petitioning, canvassing, fundraising, and writing letters to the editor. All the while, you'll develop valuable communication skills and make an average of $12-$15/week.

Interested? Apply today and take the first step towards working for social change. Just go to

If you have any questions - or just want to talk Nic Cage and Nicki Minaj - email me at

Academic Instructor, Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation (MTEF)

Milwaukee Tennis & Educa-on Founda-on, Inc.
3000 N. Sherman Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Office number: 414-442-8195

MTEF offers full and half day summer camps for urban youth ages 9-17. Our
summer camps include tennis, academics, nutri-on, fitness and life skills. Our
goal is to teach children the life-me sport of tennis, but more importantly, to
develop children who succeed in the classroom and in life.
MTEF is looking for an Academic Instructor for each of our summer sites. Daily
academic and nutri-on lesson plans are provided, but the Academic Instructor
may need to adapt lessons depending upon the age and ability of par-cipants.
This is a great opportunity to work with youth of diverse backgrounds. MTEF
summer camps run from June 17-July 26. The salary for our Academic
Instructors is $13/hr. Our 2 summer sites include:
Merrill Park – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 30 hours weekly for 6 weeks
Merrill Park is located at 35th and Michigan Ave.
Brown Deer High School – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 15 hours weekly for 6 weeks
8060 N. 60th Street, Brown Deer, WI 53223

1. Complete and submit employee application
2. Interview on site
3. If selected, posi-on requires:
a. Background check
b. 2 staff trainings
c. Complete 4 hours of (for familiarity with
our programming)

Michael Levy, Sr.

 Kids Campus Coordinators, Catholic East Academy

Scope of Responsibility

Provide personal adequate instruction and care for all the children in our Kids Campus Program. This position is supervised by the school principal.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creating, organizing and instruction the after school program assistants to help students with homework.
  • Assists in creating, organizing and instructing a recreation program for children, including arts and crafts, physical activities, and special interest activities.
  • Supervise part-time after school program assistants.
  • Assists in classes and activities for youth engaged in recreational activities to include active and passive participants.
  • Must be able to take charge and direct children in case of an emergency.
  • Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


  • Ability to work well with children.
  • Ability to assist in developing, coordinating, and directing varied activities involved in an after school program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, other personnel, and the parents.
  • Ability to follow verbal and or written instructions.
  • Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in inside and outside weather conditions.
  • Skill in First Aid and CPR preferred

After School Mad Science Teacher

Mad Science of Milwaukee, Milwaukee and Suburbs area

We are looking to fill several permanent, FLEXIBLE, Part-Time Instructor Positions!Mad Science of Milwaukee is a fun, hands-on, science enrichment company looking for INSTRUCTORS to spark the imagination and curiosity of elementary school students throughout Milwaukee County. We are looking for high-energy instructors with a passion for teaching to teach fun science classes to elementary-age students weekday afternoons.

Compensation is $30-40 per class. You must be available a minimum of two afternoons per week between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30 pm.

All applicants are welcome, as long as they –

  • Have a very outgoing and FUN personality
  • Enjoy and have experience working with school-age children
  • Able to work independently
  • Have a STRONG work ethic (responsible, dependable, punctual, etc).
  • Either own or have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Are comfortable in front of groups of kids

A background in science is not required, we will train you on everything you need to know!

Interested?? Fill out our online application at Click on the ‘Work for Us’ tab.

CONTACT PERSON: Erica Avery – 414-858-9990

 Kids Club Playground Program 

The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking Kid’s Club Leaders for its summer 2018 Playgrounds Program (Kids Club).  Leaders work with youth ages 4 – 12 in planning and implementing educational and recreational activities.

Dates/Times: Program runs Monday, June 17 – Friday, August 2 (training on June 15)

Mondays:  12:00 – 5:30 pm (Staff meeting held from 12:00 – 12:30)

Tuesday – Friday:  12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Hours are based on enrollment – staff may get cut if enrollment numbers are low.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in all staff training sessions and attend all weekly staff meetings. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
  2. Organize and lead activities at site. Leaders are expected to be actively involved with all registered participants.  Activities may include:  crafts, nature, songs, games, theme days, etc.
  3. Develop a bi-weekly calendar that will be distributed to parents of participants. Activities should include curriculum that provides fun, creative and safe activities for participants.  Calendars are to be turned into Kids Club Supervisor on set due dates.
  4. Identify and respond to negative participant behavior issues.
  5. Prevent injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors.
  6. Address parent concerns in a professional and timely manner. Inform Recreation Coordinator of any parent concerns, even if they have already been addressed.
  7. Enforce Shorewood Recreation rules and policies. Educate parents, guardians, participants and fellow staff on rules and policies as necessary.
  8. Leaders are responsible for program facilities and all equipment (i.e. balls, jump ropes, art supplies, etc.) belonging to the Shorewood Recreation Department. This includes ensuring the proper use of equipment and keeping the site clean, organized and free of litter.
  9. Assist Recreation Coordinator and Kids Club Supervisor in the planning and implementation of special events.
  10. Emphasize and model good sportsmanship during games and activities.
  11. Demonstrate excellent judgment and select the most appropriate course of action in a given situation or crisis in order to resolve the issue. Contact Kids Club Supervisor immediately if you need assistance.
  12. Direct and supervise program volunteers (if applicable).


  1. Must be 17 years or older.
  2. Proficiency in the following skills: Leadership, Decision-Making, Planning, Organization and Communication.
  3. Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities.
  4. Desire to work in a team environment with the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  5. Enthusiastic personality and willingness to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.
  6. Up to date CPR/AED and First-Aid Certification preferred, but not required.

How to Apply:  Contact Megan Phalin at or at (414) 963-6913 x 4 for an application or stop in the Recreation Department at 1701 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211 to inquire.  Submit applications by May 1, 2019.

 Whitefish Bay Family Seeking Babysitters 

Needs: 1-2 mornings or afternoons available per week and occasional weeknights or weekend evenings

Children: 5, 3, and 1

Rate: $15.00 per hour

Requirements: Transportation and experience babysitting young children

If Interested please contact Maggie Hammes 312-718-8800 or

Part-time sitter now and 20 hours a week in the summer (Ness family)

Hello! Looking for a student who may be interested in part time sitting during the school semester with increased hours over Spring Break and 15-20 hours a week in the summer.  The summer opportunity is great for a student with morning classes or other morning responsibilities as we would be primarily looking for help from 2-5pm during the summer week days. We have three children ages 8, 5 and 3 but the summer responsibilities would be mainly for the 8 and 5-year-old. We live on the upper eastside – not far from UWM. Pay is $15-20 an hour. Car preferred.

Contact: Jaclyn Ness

Teachers for Summer 2019 Programs

A fast growing, locally owned STEAM Enrichment program is hiring new
teachers for the Spring and/or Summer. If you are a former teacher,
pre-school teacher, current teacher taking time off or have relevant
experience working Summer Camps and working with kids, we want to
hear from you.

*Hours in Summer will average 15 hours per week M-F
*Must be able to pass a caregiver background Check
*Must have relevant experience
*Must have own transportation
Location: Waukesha and Milwaukee counties
Email today with your resume and we will
be in touch soon!

You can also apply through our website by clicking “Register Now” and
then “Apply Here”. Both are located in the top, right corners of the
page. Check us out:

Staff, Camp Thunderhead (for summer 2019)

Camp Thunderhead is an extension of Nativity Jesuit Academy (NJA).
The school’s website is
The camp serves the school as an extension of the NJA academic school
year which focuses on educating Latino youth for a life of Christian
leadership and service.

While at camp, students attend required morning classes in reading,
science, and math. In the afternoons students participate in
environmental education, learn woodworking skills, play sports, go
fishing, camping, biking, and much more.
The camp experience is unique, rewarding, and transformational in
its commitment to and service of our Latino students.
2017 Camp Dates: June 19-July 28, 2017.

Qualifications: -18 years of age, Willingness and capability to work
and serve as a positive role model in a positive, mission-driven, healthy
learning camp educational environment.

A Camp Staff position includes: -Competitive Starting Salary: $1050;
with annual increases for returning staff, Room and Board, CPR and
First Aid Training, Life Skills and Resume-Building experiences:
TEACHING, coaching, facilitating, leading groups, environmental
education, multi-cultural experience, service, leadership development.

For information and to apply: 
Camp Director:
Joshua Kraemer

 Institute of Reading Development, Summer Teachers

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Sound like you? Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

 AVID Tutors, Whitefish Bay High School

AVID is a national framework that includes both school-wide strategies and elective class that students must apply to that is focused on post-secondary readiness.  In the elective students spend 2 days/week, participating in tutorials (essentially Socratic seminars) in which the students help each other through a pre-determined "point of confusion" by asking questions.  These small groups are facilitated by "tutors" who are trained for roughly 4-5 hours in something called "Tutorology." 

This is compensated at $11/hour, and it is often a great opportunity for education students, retired teachers, etc. Possible Tutors must apply on WECAN (it's a support position). No content knowledge is needed. 

Amy Levek, Principal
Whitefish Bay High School

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