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What is the Teen Apprenticeship Program?

The Teen Apprenticeship Program is a paid opportunity for local high school students to learn about careers in art and education, build on their public speaking skills, and gain practical work experience. During the 2023 summer break, the Hunter Museum will offer 4 part-time apprenticeship positions to teens who are interested in pursuing careers in the arts or education. Apprentices are responsible for helping the Hunter Museum’s education department develop and facilitate art programs for youth across Hamilton County and are expected to devote 4 hours per week to the program.  

Who is eligible?

All applicants must be 16-19 years old, attend a Title 1 high school in Hamilton County, have an interest in art and/or education, and enjoy working with younger children.  

How much are Teen Apprentices paid?

Each apprentice will receive a $2,000 stipend for three months.

How do I apply to be a Teen Apprentice?

To apply for the Teen Apprenticeship Program, complete and submit an application below

Applications are due by May 1st at 5pm.

What happens after I apply?

  1. All applications will be reviewed by museum staff.
  2. Selected applicants will be interviewed in July.
  3. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected in August.
  4. Selected apprentices will begin to work with the museum in September.


Junior Camp Counselor

This summer, share your love of art by volunteering as a junior counselor for the Hunter Museum! Junior counselors help support elementary aged campers as they create, play, and explore during our weeklong summer art camps. This is a great opportunity to help young minds express their creativity, while earning community service hours. 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist camp instructors as needed.
  • Help prep and facilitate daily art activities.
  • Lead campers through the art galleries and sculpture garden.
  • Help campers explore a wide variety of art mediums and tools.
  • Maintain a safe environment by keeping the classroom clean and organized.
  • Assist and lead outdoor activities.


  • Must be 13-17 at the time of application.
  • Comfortable working with children.
  • Available to volunteer during one full week of camp. Teens have the option of exclusively working with the morning or afternoon sessions of camp.

Teen Workshops

Start your summer with hands-on art workshops at the Hunter. These monthly art classes offer teens a chance to improve their art-making skills and connect with friends. Workshops are designed for youth ages 13-17 and art is open to all experience levels. All art materials and equipment will be provided.  

Must register to participate.  

Teen Workshop: Screen Printing
May 14th, 2-4pm

Update your wardrobe during this special teen only art class. Students will learn how to screen print their own unique design onto a t-shirt. All materials provided.

Free to youth. Registration Required.

Teen Workshop: Make Your Own Embroidery Patches
June 11th, 2-4pm

Learn how to create your own patches to decorate jackets, bookbags, and hats! Students will create their own patches using simple embroidery techniques.

Free to youth. Registration Required.

Teen Workshop: Wonderful Weaving
July 9th, 2-4pm

Dive into the fundaments of weaving and fibers art. Teens will learn the basics of weaving as they create their own pencil bag. All materials provided.

Free to youth. Registration Required.

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


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