March 2, 2015

Announcement: Extended Drop In Hours!

Need help getting ready for the Fair?  Swing by the Career Development Office for our Extended Drop In Hours, March 2nd -4th from 2-5PM.


2015 Blog Drop In Hours

March 2, 2015

Employer Profile: Local Projects, New York, NY


Local Projects is an experience design and strategy firm with a passion for testing the limits of human interaction. Driven to keep both meaning and innovation at the forefront of our work, we build opportunities across a range of platforms that inspire people to participate, share and explore.

Since our inception, we have been creating media pieces and installations for museums, brands, and cultural institutions. Today, innovation drives much of our design, but we also strive to create projects that endure. With our work, we are reinventing visitor experiences and traditional approaches through media, while offering meaningful connections. We have gathered stories through collaborative storytelling projects, and have brought forth over 100,000 individuals’ stories and memories, shared them with the world, and touched millions of lives.

Graphic Designer

Paid/ Full-Time/ Start Date: Immediate

Local Projects is currently seeking a Graphic Designer with strong 2D design and production skills as well as proficiency in Interaction Design to help shape the future of museum, public and online spaces. Candidates should have 2-4 years experience designing for web, kiosk and mobile. Experience with Motion Graphics and time based works is considered a plus. Candidate should be able to produce production ready files while also engaging in and guiding early concept and ideation phases required for the realization of finished works.

The Designer will work under Local Projects’ Creative Directors and Principal on a variety of projects and tasks. We are currently developing media for the National September 11 Memorial Museum, SFMOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as a variety of Civic and Cultural sector clients. These projects will demand a very special individual who can work autonomously but also takes direction well and who can combine passion with craft to create something extraordinary.


2-4 years experience in graphic design for interactive media.

An understanding of interactive design.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications.

Experience with motion graphics a plus.

Ability to think conceptually.

Attention to detail with the ability to produce production-ready materials.


Graphic Design Intern

Paid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer

Local Projects is currently seeking Graphic Design interns with strong 2D design and production skills as well as an interest in Interaction Design. Candidates should have a foundation in design for web/mobile, motion graphics as well as physical installations. Candidates will assist in the creation of production ready files while also engaging in early concept and ideation phases required for the realization of finished works.

March 2, 2015

Employer Profile: J. Neal Design, Baltimore, MD


J.Neal Design is a boutique architecture firm with big-project experience who tailors their process to each client’s visions individually. We work collaboratively to yield uniquely designed space that is both practical and beautiful. We believe in asking more of ourselves, beyond the conventional architectural practice by building close relationships with clients, contractors, and consultants that share our values and understand the significance of the built environment and the long standing effects quality design brings to our lives and those of future generations.

Marketing Position

Paid/ Part-Time/ Start Date: ASAP

Help manage the marketing, publications, competitions, and website of the firm as well as assisting in the day-to-day operations.


– experience with marketing/advertising/social media

– be able to oversee company marketing department

– be able to self-manage and multi-task

– revit 2014/sketchup/rhino/max/adobeCS knowledge a plus


Architectural Intern

Paid/ Internship/ Start Date: 3/16/15

Assist with field surveys, documentation, design, drafting, etc. and possibly help manage the day-to-day operations of the firm.


– Revit 2014 + SketchUp

– have a positive work ethic and be able to multi-task

– want to learn new things with an exciting firm

– be a creative problem solver and ability to self-manage

– rhino/max/adobeCS knowledge a plus

March 2, 2015

Employer Profile: Young Audiences of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


Program Associate

Unpaid/ Internship/ Start Date: 5/25/15

•Work with the Program Director to increase the reach of arts education programming to more students across the state of Maryland.

•Oversee the distribution and collection of assembly and residency program evaluations.

•Make site visits and evaluate running programs and artists.

•Create and distribute contracts for assembly programs to artists and school contacts.

•Assist on-site manager, with Baltimore City Public Schools, Summer Learning Academies- providing on-site support to teachers, artists, and students.

•Update and design Teacher Guides for all arts programs on our roster.

•Work with the marketing department to develop targeted marketing materials and mailing lists to increase visibility in underserved areas of the state.

•Participate in a website redesign, including generating new text, choosing photos and references, and assisting with layout.

•Assist with planning artist-in-residency programs.

•Collect and analyze data pertinent to programming, student reach, marketing, and development.

•Assist with filing and other administrative tasks.

•Assist with special projects


Enrolled in Community College or University.

GPA: 2.7 or above


February 26, 2015

Announcement: The Employers are Coming!

Here is the complete list of employers attending MICA’s 2015 Internship + Career Fair!  Click on the employer names for full details about the company/organization and the positions they’ll be interviewing for!


Andersen-Becker Inc + +, Internship

Art With A, Internship

ASAP Screen, Part-Time, Full-Time

Baltimore, Internship

Baltimore Museum of Internship

Baltimore Museum of, Internship

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the, Internship, Internship, Full-Time

Bloomingdale’, Internship

BlueRock Productions & Studio,, Internship, Part-Time

The BOSS, Full-Time

Cannon, Internship, Full-Time

Center, Internship, Full-Time

Feats,, Internship, Part-Time

Firaxis, Full-Time

Globe Collection and, Internship

Hardly, Internship

Herman Maril, Internship

Higher, Part-Time

Illustrate My Design,, Part-Time, Full-Time, Internship, Full-Time, Internship

J. Neal, Part-Time, Internship

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing, Internship

K12, Full-Time, Part-Time, Full-Time

Local, Full-Time, Internship

Make, Internship

Maryland China, Part-Time

The Maryland Science, Internship, Internship

Mitchell School of Fine, Internship

Muse 360, Internship

National Geospatial-Intelligence, Full-Time, Part-Time, Full-Time, Internship, Part-Time, Full-Time

Pure Bang, Internship, Internship

The Real News, Internship

Single Carrot, Part-Time

Smithsonian American Art, Internship

Stone Soup, Internship

TSL, Internship, Full-Time

University of Maryland Medical, Internship, Internship

VSA, Internship

The Walters Art, Internship

WBAL-TV, Internship

The White, Internship

Young Audiences of, Internship

February 24, 2015

Employer Profile: Smithsonian American Art Museum

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the oldest federal museum, with one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. The Renwick Gallery (currently closed for renovations) is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and displaying American crafts. The museum’s galleries are located in a large historic building on F Street, N.W., which is shared with the National Portrait Gallery. This building also houses the Lunder Conservation Center and the Luce Foundation Center, the first visible art storage and study center in Washington D.C.

1.) Summer Program, 2015

Unpaid/ Internship/ Start Date: 6/8/2015

The Summer Program is eight weeks, full time, with selected students placed in one museum department or office that is related to their career interests. Placements are available in most of the museum’s departments and offices; see this webpage for more details on each museum area: Applicants may suggest possible placements in their statement of purpose. An application consists of a statement of career interests, a resume or CV, and official or unofficial transcripts, for all schools above high school, sent to the Intern Program Officer at this email address: Students applying to the Exhibitions department must provide the website address for their portfolio and should detail their software program knowledge and experience in their resumes. The deadline for application submissions, by MICA students, is March 13, 2015


Students must be four-year college graduates, college seniors, or juniors (individuals finishing their sophomore year at the time of application). Academic enrollment is not required. Graduate students will be considered for this program on an individual basis.


2.) The Advanced Level Program (museum operations and training), fall and spring semesters, 2015-2016

Unpaid (One stipend is available annually for a graduate student with excellent academics and financial need)/ Internship/ Dates: Early September, 2015 through Mid-April, 2016

This is a museum operations program; hands-on department assignments are combined with weekly academic workshops and seminars. The program takes place during the fall and spring semesters, with participation 20 hours weekly. There is a possible one semester, full-time, option. Intern placements are available in most of the museum’s departments and offices. See this webpage for more details on each museum area: For the first semester, students are assigned to an area related to their career interests (suggestions for placement may be made in the student’s statement of purpose). During the second semester, participants may choose their own assignment, in consultation with the Intern Program Officer. An application to this program consists of a statement of career interests, a resume or CV, official or unofficial transcripts, for all schools above high school, sent to the Intern Program Officer at this email address: Students applying to the Exhibitions department must provide the website address for their portfolio and should detail their software program knowledge and experience in their resumes. The deadline for application submissions, by MICA students, is April 1, 2015.


Applicants should be graduate students, four-year college graduates, or college seniors with some previous experience. Academic enrollment is not required for application.

February 23, 2015

Employer Profile: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA


NGA provides timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security.

User Experience Architect

Paid/ Full-Time Position/ Start Date: TBD (CDO note: lengthy security check required)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to hire intelligenct, creative problem solvers with a deep understanding of best-practices in user-centered design to work as user experience (UX) designers and researchers. NGA is rapidly transitioning to a modern, user-focused web environment; this is your opportunity to be a part of that transformation.

As a UX Designer, your job will be to create useful, engaging, and accessible web experiences for our users. You will be at the forefront of NGA’s growing User Experience arena, working with a talented design team applying user-centered design principles to produce high-quality web experiences–from concept to execution–across various platforms. You must have excellent UI/UX skills with solid knowledge of user interaction and visual design. You will be hands-on with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You should have solid communication skills and be comfortable working on a team in a collaborative environment. You should also have an interest in technology and the know-how to multitask.

As a UX Researcher, your job will be to help discover what it takes to make a user’s web experience more intuitive and accessible. You will work to learn what our users need and want from NGA’s products and services. You will lead the charge to determine what our users are seeking in our web environment by conducting primary research, exploring the actions and motivations of our users, and working with teams of designers and developers to create new features. You will connect with customers and internal experts to develop a solid understanding of user’s behaviors to help deliver highly functional design through multiple iterations of design and testing, to include leading focus groups, and conducting hueristic reviews, prototyping, task analysis, and usability testing. You will communicate your findings by delivering instructive writted and visual presentations. You should be comfortable working on a team in a collaborative environment and have the know-how to multitask.

This announcement will be used to fill a number of positions over the course of the fiscal year.

Online application:

February 23, 2015

Employer Profile: Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD


The Exhibits Fabrication department at the Maryland Science Center designs and builds exhibits that enable visitors to discover science through hands-on experiences.  Our current project is Science City “- an exhibit that highlights the science in our everyday lives.”

Exhibit Prototyping and Fabrication Intern

Unpaid/Internship/ Start Date: ASAP- Summer

Internship duties:

>> Fabricate and finish exhibit components out of wood, plastic, and metal using construction drawings supplied by exhibit staff

>> Assist with exhibit shop operation, including building jigs and fixtures

>> If the intern is willing and able, he/she will also be responsible for designing and prototyping exhibit components



>> Significant experience safely using all common woodworking tools (including table saw, jointer, miter saw, router, band saw, drill press, power sanders) to create finished projects

>> Experience finishing with paint and stain

>> Ability to work from dimensioned construction drawings

Helpful, but not necessary:

>> Ability to communicate ideas via 2D drawings or 3D models

>> Ability to engineer devices with moving parts

>> Experience with 3-axis mill and metal lathe

Exhibit Graphics Intern

Unpaid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer or Fall 2015

>> Create engaging content graphics and infographics that supplement hands-on exhibits

>> Design logos for “Science City” storefronts

>> Create environmental graphics that add to the immersive “Science City” environment



>> Experienced in Adobe CS, especially Illustrator and Photoshop.  InDesign ability is helpful but not required.

>> Ability to create graphics that fit content, layout, and graphic standards requirements

>> Ability to refine designs based on staff feedback

Helpful, but not necessary:

>> Interest / ability to create large-scale graphics via non-print methods (i.e. painting, stenciling, 3D cutouts)\

>> Ability to communicate ideas through sketches and drawings

Exhibit Artist

Paid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer or Fall 2015

>> Design, create, and paint props to enrich the “Science City” exhibit

>> Paint decorative textures for “Science City” building facades


>> Interest in illustration and/or set design

>> Comfortable painting with acrylics at large scale

>> Ability to communicate ideas through sketches and drawings

February 23, 2015

Employer Profile: The Mitchell School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD


Originally established in 1965 by Elizabeth Byrd Mitchell, the Mitchell School of Fine Arts provides professional fine art instruction to beginner and advanced students in the tradition of the European Masters. Our small classes provide students with a high degree of personal attention, and the experienced faculty teaches creative problem solving skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.  We provide a teaching studio space where Baltimore creates, discusses, and celebrates art.

Summer Camp CIT

Unpaid/ Internship/ Start Date: Summer

-take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers

-Recognize and respond to opportunities for group problem solving

-Supervise, assist instructors and actively participate in all aspects of the day

-Meet/communicate regularly with Director regarding concerns, updates, challenges

-Prepare for and actively participate in pre camp training and weekly meetings

-Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and

-emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques

-Set a Good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and attitude


-Loves kids!

-Loves art!

-In college for and/or practicing artist (or art enthusiast)

-Demonstrates experience working with children

-Ability to teach and lead recreational activities

-The desire and ability to work in a cooperative team oriented atmosphere

-Excellent character, integrity and adaptability

-Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels


Art Education Administrative Position

Internship/ Unpaid/ Dates: March & April 2015

-Up to 20 hours per week

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

-General administrative duties and support: file, organize, email and stock general office/art supplies

-Handling customer interactions, follow up process

-Assisting in volunteer management and coordination

-Writing/edit facebook, website, and helping coordinate and generate content for both.

-Creating/designing and posting flyers


-Enrolled at college preferred

-Highly organized, detail-oriented, follows deadlines, juggles multiple tasks, takes initiative, and can manage own workload.

-Excellent organizational skills

-Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Facebook, Instagram a plus


February 20, 2015

Employer Profile: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/ Washington National Opera Costume Shop


The Kennedy Center, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility. Touring Kennedy Center productions and its television, radio, and Internet broadcasts reach more than 40 million people around the world each year. As part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone program, more than 400 free performances are offered each year featuring international, national, and local artists. These include daily 6 p.m. concerts on the Millennium Stage—now in its 16th year—which are streamed live over the Internet and digitally archived on

In recent years the Kennedy Center has dramatically expanded its education programs to reach young people, teachers, and families throughout the nation.  A clear sign of the Center’s commitment to the arts for young people and families is the Family Theater, which opened in 2005. This state-of-the-art, accessible theater of 320 seats presents performances for young people. The education programs of the Kennedy Center have become models for communities across the country and have unlocked the door to learning for millions of young people.

Washington National Opera- Costume Studio Internship

Unpaid/Internship/June, 2015

The Washington National Opera Costume Studio produces costumes for all WNO productions with the help of a professional staff of patternmakers, stitchers and crafts artisans in a state of the art costume facility. Interns will have the opportunity to improve and broaden costume construction skills, gain in depth understanding of the day to day operations of a professional costume shop, and work as part of a costume construction team.


Qualified candidates are those with an interest in pursuing a career in costume management or technology, with basic to intermediate stitching or costume craft skills. Candidates should provide access to a portfolio of their costume work, either in print or on line


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