Now Seeking: Territory Urban Design Team Apprentices

Requirements: Must be a Chicago resident, ages 14-19

Schedule: October 1-December 14, 2019 — 4-6PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-4PM Saturdays

Location: 4432 N. Kedzie Avenue

Apprenticeship projects and activities include introduction to urban design and planning, creating a pop-up event for Territory’s People Spot for Albany Park, a walking tour/scavenger hunt led by Herman Miller (a furniture design company), and more. Participants receive a stipend for successful completion of program.

Click here to apply now at the After School Matters website.

On the program selection screen, scroll down or search: TERRITORY

After completing the After School Matters application, we will contact you with next steps.


Now Seeking: Design Team Facilitator

Territory NFP now seeking design studio facilitator for our fall intro to urban design studio, starting mid September through mid-December.  Facilitator will manage a team of 15 teens and one intern-assistant to create a safe, welcoming creative studio where young people can work in teams, learn new skills, and step into leadership roles through the practice of design.

Job includes recruiting, prep, instruction, and staff meetings. Must be 21 or older. Part time, 120 hours total, 8-12 hours per week, mid-September through mid-December. Required hours in-studio are October 1-December 14, 2019 — 4-6PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-4PM Saturdays.

Location: 4432 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625

Previous experience working with youth is required. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • Commitment to supporting youth voice
  • Experience developing new curriculum and implementing existing curriculum
  • Familiarity with urban design, public art, and community engagement
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt quickly
  • Flexibility, ability to set clear boundaries
  • Studio management skills:
    • supervising both youth and interns
    • attendance and timesheets
    • tracking expenses
    • communications with team and with partners

This fall the team will be practicing urban design through activities that follow the “design-thinking “ process. Projects include a pop-up placemaking event in Albany Park, design of landmarks or other signage to identify spaces that are welcoming to teens, and others. Field trips will include a designer showroom at the Merchandise Mart, the Architecture and Construction industry college fair, the River Walk, and more.

To apply, email: info(at) or use our contact form

References and background check required.