February 11, 2016

Employer Profile: Cornerstone Montgomery Inc., Bethesda, MD

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www.studioinsight.org

Cornerstone Montgomery empowers people living with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders to live, work and integrate successfully within the community.

Studio In-sight Intern

Internship/ Unpaid/ Start Date: 5/1/16

As an intern with Studio In-Sight you will have the opportunity to:
– Bring your creative skills and help to mento Studio In-Sight clients to grow individually as artists. We encourage interns to share their interests, knowledge and artistic expertise;
– Studio In-Sight has a show every couple of months so there will be opportunities to learn about and assist with curation of shows and matting and framing;
– Get exposure to working with adults living with mental health disorders;
– Get teaching experience by co-leading art groups;
– Acess to some of Cornerstone Montgomery’s training programs;
– Learn how to track clients how to document their progress;
– Help to document and organize client artwork

We are looking for interns who can commit to at least 120 hours working with the art program. Interns must have availability on Wednesday afternnons and or Friday afternoons. Candidates will need access to personal transportation to get to and from program sites and art events. Interns will work closely with and report to the art specialist Tessa Barr.

Please view application instructions on MICANetwork.  You will have to log in to the system to view the full application.

February 10, 2016

Prepare for the Fair!

Prepare yourself for the fair by taking a moment to read through our Prepare for the Fair presentation.  It is ready for you whenever you need it!

 

February 10, 2016

Employer Profile: Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

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The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) is a nonprofit membership organization of artists and art patrons. MFA’s mission is to provide exhibit and professional development opportunities for artists and to provide arts education and outreach opportunities for all Maryland citizens. The MFA was established in 1963 by US Navy Commander Charles Holley, Mrs. Margaret Farmer, and a group of dedicated Annapolis-area artists interested in developing professional exhibit opportunities for Maryland’s creative community. As a result of their dedication, the Circle Gallery was founded in Annapolis, Maryland, and continues more than 50 years later as the oldest operating artist gallery in Maryland.

Exhibition Fellowship

Fellowship/ Paid, $25,000/ Start Date: 6/1/16

The MFA Exhibitions Fellowship is a full time entry-level position in arts management, approximately 35 hours per week but more as needed, beginning June 1 2016 and ends June 30 2017. The Fellowship Award is $25,000 per year, payable at $2083.33 per month over 13 months and subject to relevant taxes. The Fellow may accrue up to 10 paid vacation days and there are no health benefits. The position is Sunday – Thursday at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.

MFA’s Arts Management Exhibitions Fellow reports directly to the Executive Director. Duties include coordinating all aspects of exhibitions at MFA’s Circle Gallery and at other alternate locations, maintaining the database, promoting and selling artwork, assisting with special events and educational programs, and supporting the membership. The Gallery Manager may utilize member volunteers when needed for assistance. Gallery Manager must be knowledgeable of MFA Exhibition procedures.

MFA will provide structured professional development for the MFA Fellow including interviews with professionals in the field of arts management and workshops and/or classes in nonprofit management and fundraising.

In addition, the Fellow will work with the Exhibition Committee Chair and the Executive Director to produce his or her own exhibition including but not limited to choosing the theme/medium, announcing the call to artists, choosing the juror installing the exhibition and promoting the show.

Please visit the job listing in MICAnetwork for information on how to apply.  You must log in to MICAnetwork to view the full details.

 

Marketing and Communication Fellowship

Fellowship/ Paid, $25,000/ Start Date: 6/1/2016

The MFA Marketing & Communications Fellowship is a full time entry-level position in arts management, approximately 35 hours per week but more as needed, beginning June 1 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. There is a possibility of extending the Fellowship for another 12 months. The Fellowship Award is $14,525, payable at $2075.00 per month over 7 months and subject to relevant taxes. The Fellow may accrue up to 10 paid vacation days and there are no health benefits. The position is Tuesday – Saturday at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.

MFA’s Arts Management Marketing & Communications Fellow reports directly to the Executive Director. This position would be responsible for all communications and advertising for Calls for Entry, all advertising and promotions of upcoming and current exhibits, development of Patron Membership programming, promotion of all fundraising events, online fundraising including crowd funding, graphic design, website maintenance, website development and technological enhancements to MFA.

MFA will provide structured professional development for the MFA Fellow including interviews with professionals in the field of arts management and workshops and/or classes in nonprofit management and fundraising.

Please visit the job listing in MICAnetwork for information on how to apply.  You must log in to MICAnetwork to view the full details.

February 9, 2016

Employer Profile: The Handwork Studio, DC, MD & VA

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www.theHandworkStudio.com

The Handwork Studio LLC is a kids’ needle arts and fashion studio. Our purpose is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment.

Our staff is comprised of skilled teachers, instructors, and professional artists dedicated to making each student feel special. Our teaching philosophy is one that focuses on the students’ accomplishments. We will never criticize the student’s work but praise his or her efforts.

The Handwork Studio is designed to…
nurture its students
in a positive social environment
with a “Can Do” attitude
that fosters creativity
while learning lifetime skills.
The Result: Making really cool projects with new friends while having Fun! Fun! Fun!

The Handwork Studio operates day camps across the Mid-Atlantic region.
With over 40 locations, The Handwork Studio Summer Day Camps are held in ten states. There are multiple positions open for Summer 2016!

Summer Art Counselor- Sewing, Knitting and Needle Arts Galore!

Paid/ Part Time- Temporary/ Summer 2016

Join a Creative Crafting Camp Caboodle!
This is an exciting opportunity to join our “Tight Knit” team across the Mid-Atlantic region!
With over 40 locations, The Handwork Studio Summer Day Camps are held in ten states. The Handwork Studio’s summer camp program is a unique, creative, fun and educational way for children to learn the tradition of needle arts and machine sewing in a positive and nurturing environment.

We are looking for fun, caring, needle arts instructors. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and jump in! If you have experience working with children and in the needle arts, this may be the right fit for you! With high expectations for quality work, together we will empower a new generation of needle arts crafters.

 

February 8, 2016

Prepare for the Fair: Art of the Interview

2016 Blog Art of the Interview

Please join us for a workshop on honing your interviewing skills. Topics will include ins and outs of interviewing for a creative position, including preparation, how to handle difficult questions, etiquette, follow-up, and dress.

February 8, 2016

Employer Profile: Cove, Washington, DC

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cove is a start-up based in DC and Boston which provides a productive space for people looking to get things done—think of it like flexible co-working space. Our members get access to any of our locations around the cities, our events, and a network of like-minded makers through our proprietary app.

Internship

Internship/ Summer 2016

The internship will cover working on a cross-division team for a consumer facing product, and will help create marketing materials, email designs, social media and internal facing communications.

Entry-Level Designer

Full Time

The designer will be working with both the Tech and Marketing teams to help craft printed materials, micro-sites, social media, email campaigns, and in-space signage and space design.

 

February 8, 2016

Employer Profile: TSL Marketing, Columbia, MD

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www.tslmarketing.com

Why Join TSL Marketing? WE are awesome! WE are an emerging global marketing company that cultivates an energetic, collaborative, and unique culture. WE love welcoming like-minded folks to the family. WE engage in an innovative and creative marketing approach that consistently attracts customers—both internally and externally.

Where does TSL rank? The word is spreading about our integrated marketing services. In April 2012, DemandGen Report awarded TSL with the Killer Content Award. TSL was recognized for its expert channel marketing tactics. As if that wasn’t enough, in the same month, TSL was also named as a Top 10 Partner Consulting Agency by the Channel Marketer Report.

Want another reason to come aboard? We are hiring to support our growing team and looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers that would like to join our world-class and somewhat zany team.

Graphic Design Intern

Internship/ Unpaid/ Summer 2016

Assist with creation of computer based design projects using various tools

SKILLS

  • Photoshop
  • Adobe In Design
  • Comfortable hand-coding HTML documents
  • Aware of cross-browser issues
  • Strong comprehension of design fundamentals and naturally conceptualize ideas with creative direction
  • Should be comfortable with Microsoft Windows or Macintosh

Web Development Intern

Internship/ Unpaid/ Summer 2016

Assist with creation of marketing projects through work on websites. Attend creative team meetings and client facing meetings and utilize your existing computer and software knowledge and experience.

SKILLS:

  • HTTML
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Strong comprehension of design fundamentals and naturally conceptualize ideas with creative direction
  • Should be comfortable with Microsoft Windows or Macintosh

SEO specialist

Full Time/ Paid

Inbound marketing specialist

Full Time/ Paid

February 8, 2016

Employer Profile: AKQA, Washington, DC

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www.akqa.com

The world’s most awarded independent creative and technology agency, AKQA employs 1,100 people globally. We deliver meaningful innovation which dramatically improves client business performance.

– Strategic innovation
– Integrated digital marketing and media services
– Social media strategy
– App development
– Usability, accessibility and user experience design
– Digital commerce effectiveness
– Digital product development and technology solutions

Associate Designer

Full Time/ Paid/ Date: TBD

Creatives at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to create and bring to life beautiful ideas that move the world. Skilled storytellers and conceptors, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop labors of love that delight customers and deliver results for clients. The Associate Designer play essential roles in the strategy, conception and design of beautiful ideas, products and services. They bring exception creative though and craft output, developing and delivering projects from brief to end user.

Located on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, D.C., as part of AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs.

At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients. You will work in an environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • An excellent portfolio
  • Experience in graphic design and/or advertising; digital and/or traditional sector
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design or from a portfolio school
  • Proficiency with the latest versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and other design programs
  • Ability to use animation programs desired, but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Have a compelling and excellent portfolio
  • Have a drive to break boundaries and craft the best ideas in the world of their kind
  • Exceptional design aesthetic, variations on styles and awareness of design trends and innovation
  • Understands the technical possibilities and limitations of web development
  • Exceptional design aesthetic, variations on styles, and awareness of design trends and innovation

 

February 4, 2016

Mock Interviews! Be Sure to Register!

2016 Blog Mock Interviews

Sign up for a mock interview with MICA alumni or staff to better prepare for any future interview. You can expect a quick 10 minute interview and helpful feedback to get those nerves worked out before the big day. You will walk away with a list of sample questions and tips for giving outstanding answers. This event will also help students prepare for the Internship + Career Fair, where they may interview with employers and internship hosts.

Registration is handled through MICAnetwork.  For instructions on how to register, please use this handy guide: HowtoRegisterMockInterviews.

 

 

February 3, 2016

Employer Profile: The BOSS Group, Baltimore, MD

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thebossgroup.com

The BOSS Group is an award-winning creative staffing agency that provides interactive, creative and marketing talent. We’ve been supplying temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire professionals to leading organizations across virtually every industry sector for more than 20 years. Our clients attest to our expertise in creative staffing, the high caliber of our talent and our track record of service excellence. The BOSS Group has local offices in many major metropolitan areas and is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a member of the BLR Holdings family of companies.

Positions The BOSS Group Regularly Hire For Include:

Graphic Designers
Digital Designers
Photo Retouchers
Production Designers
Layout Designers
UI/UX Designers
Video Editors
Print Production

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