Off the Wall 2024

Oak Park Area Arts Council

Off the Wall

2024 Summer Teen Arts Employment Program

Ages 16-22

Due: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Tips on completing the Off the Wall application

    • You must be a resident of Oak Park, Forest Park or River Forest.

    • Think carefully about who you want to choose for a reference. It should be an adult (NOT a relative).  It should be someone who knows your character and your interest in the arts.

    • Submit the application on time. Late applications will be considered last.

What is it:  A teen and young adult apprentice program in the visual arts.

Visual:  Team of apprentices work with professional artists to produce a public art mural.  Apprentices will learn the importance of collaboration, team building and responsibility while working to complete a major art project on time.

Off the Wall dates and times:

June 10-Aug 2, 2024

Monday through Thursday

10:00 am-4:00 pm


Apprentices earn $17.00 per hour, 24 hours a week for 8 weeks based on your fulfilling work expectations: punctuality, attitude, behavior, productivity.

Off the Wall employment requirements:

    • 16-22 years old

    • Tri-village resident (Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest)

    • Talent and/or serious interest in visual arts and working on a large scale public art mural. Note, this will be an outdoor installation that will take place from mid July to Early August. The weather will be hot and sunny.

    • Must be able to attend entire program. Off the Wall is a summer job. We will NOT be able to accommodate vacation time off during the program. Every apprentice who is hired must be able to work the entire 8 weeks.

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Off the Wall will be in session from June 10-August 2, Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-4 pm. Would you be available to work on some Saturdays?
Will you be attending summer school?

Ask 2 people, who are not your relatives, to complete the reference form and have them email it to the Arts Council by Thursday, April 25, 2024. Email to [email protected]

download reference form here