If you’re a teenager in search of employment, look no further than the quaint town of Grand Rapids in western lower Michigan. This picturesque destination boasts the best of both worlds, with plenty to see and do for the entire family, from art museums and a thriving zoo to outdoor concerts and sporting events.
A renowned open art competition called ArtPrize draws artists from around the globe to this West Michigan city, and it’s an excellent way for locals to get their artistic fix as well. The Grand Rapids Art Museum houses a number of interesting exhibits, including a large collection of 19th-century prints and paintings.
The Art Museum also hosts an annual ice sculpture competition and displays a number of commissioned pieces. The largest of these is a reconstructed section of a 1928 Spillman carousel.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, this area is home to a variety of historical homes with unique architectural styles. These include Italianate, Gothic Revival, Georgian, Federal and Queen Anne architecture.
The Grand Rapids Public Schools, the largest school district in West Michigan, is looking to hire hundreds of teachers, custodians, child care workers, paraprofessionals and security officials, starting at $14 an hour. This summer, the district will hold a job fair with onsite interviews.
This outdoor market has been a Grand Rapids institution for 100 years and is a foodie’s delight with its array of vendors, produce, gourmet treats and handmade crafts. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a full meal, a trip to this grocer’s is an essential part of any day out and about in this West Michigan town.