JXTAlabs paid youth apprenticeshipsMake Art. Get Paid.
Through our workforce development program, youth and young adults ages 14-21 are employed in year-round apprenticeships in art and design. Apprentices are trained and mentored by adult practicing artists, designers, and architects in five revenue-earning production studios, or JXTALabs.
In JXTALabs, apprentices work on real projects for JXTA clients, customers, and our campus. Successful completion of one VALT session is required in order to be eligible to interview for a paid apprenticeship in JXTALabs. The starting wage is $11.75/hr and apprentices work an average of 9 hrs/week in the school year. (Note: JXTA is increasing our wages annually to keep pace with the City of Minneapolis’s $15/hr minimum wage policy.)
While students from around the Twin Cities participate in our programming, employment priority is given to Northside residents.
Unique and vibrant designs for digital and material application.
High quality custom-made apparel accessories, and paper printed materials.
All-original works of painted, printed, and ceramic art styled by expression.
Blending color, movement, and energy into any space or environment.
Reimagining how architecture is activated through communities.
Design-based community engagement and urban planning.
JXTALabs apprenticeships are available young people ages 14-21 who have successfully completed VALT (Visual Art Literacy Training).