The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
209 Entrepreneurship Lane
JA BizTown, MN 55104

Mortenson Construction Center

The Construction Center completes multiple projects throughout the day to benefit JA BizTown - building items for JA BizTown, designing and constructing a model of a new building using construction process and design, and investigating alternative energy options.

Jobs Available


  • Obtains bank loan
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Works with the Superintendent to plan the Safety Meeting
  • Prepares and gives speech at Opening Town Meeting
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break


  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Prints and distributes business expense checks
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payments
  • Makes business deposits at Bank
  • Signs business checks if CEO is not available


  • Reads and reviews descriptions of products to be produced
  • Clearly communicates all building steps
  • Updates daily construction logs
  • Leads a Safety Meeting with the CEO
  • Inspects project sites to monitor progress and safety
  • Paces work to meet production goals


  • Ensures all projects run smoothly
  • Prepares billing for JA Staff for projects completed
  • Supervises Superintendent and Tradesperson and assists with construction projects
  • Notifies JA BizTown staff when projects are completed


  • Build projects as efficiently as possible without getting injured
  • Organize and set up a safe job site
  • Monitor and follow safety protocols at the job site
  • Follow building instructions and plans carefully
  • Produce quality projects


  • Researches alternative energy sources and creates models
  • Complete Wind Energy Project
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of wind energy turbines
  • Work with the City Hall Sustainability Director to create a list of ways citizens can conserve energy

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Building projects
Energy conservation
Project management
Attention to detail