Archive for January, 2014

January 31, 2014

Employer Profile: Make Studio, Baltimore, MD

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www.make-studio.org

Make Studio is a nonprofit studio art program that provides workspace and other supports for emerging artists with disabilities. We primarily do this by operating a working studio 4 days/week in which participating artists receive vocational mentorship from arts and human services professionals. Through the active promotion of its artists and their stories, via exhibitions and outreach activities, Make Studio showcases fresh artistic perspectives and also works to dispel pervasive and destructive stereotypes about difference.

Internships:

Studio Assistant- at our studio in Woodberry

Interns receive job experience by providing assistance with a wide range of organizational and program tasks. Specific assigned tasks are based upon the individual intern’s experience, background, and interests, but can include providing direct support of our participating artists (e.g., helping them to choose, prepare, and utilize materials in the studio), preparing exhibitions, compiling grant proposals, preparing and distributing marketing materials, working with volunteers, and running outreach events.

January 31, 2014

Employer Profile: Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD

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www.Chesapeakearts.org

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses an 816-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, scene-shop and classrooms.

Internships:

Graphic Designer: Design Posters/ Flyers, Ads , and other promotional material for the Chesapeake Arts Center events.  **While this internship will provide valuable experience, it may not be eligible for course credit.**

Education Intern: Summer Week interns will serve as classroom assistants for our education programming and also assist the Education Director in any duties related to the summer semester. Interns will mostly provide support for our Summer Week classes: Monday through Friday art intensives for children of all ages that serve as week-long workshops.  Interns complete work under the direction of the Education Director and Summer Week Instructors. Summer Week classes take place from June 23rd through August 8th.  Time off may be arranged either the week of July 14 – 18, or July 21 – 25. The Center will be closed Friday, July 4th.

January 31, 2014

Employer Profile: Capital Fringe

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www.capitalfringe.org

Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through our annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Our largest program, the summer Festival is an explosion of performance, with 130 artists presenting more than 700 performances over 18 days in July. By facilitating a self-producing environment, Capital Fringe bolsters artists in creating their work, unhindered by judgement. Capital Fringe manages 12 venues, operates a Box Office, produces Festival-wide marketing and gives advice and support to artists throughout the process, pulling together all the elements to present a Festival. It’s a fast-paced, intensive work environment that allows for hands-on learning and the chance to interact with a wide-range of people with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

Full Time Positions:

Summer Festival Box Office Manager: Capital Fringe is looking for an individual experienced in ticketing systems, and box office and volunteer management to serve as a Box Office Manager for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 10 to 27 at our headquarters in Washington, DC. We are looking for energetic, engaging and pro-active folks with excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality. This is a seasonal position, from May through July, 2014. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Summer Festival Box Office Staff: Capital Fringe is looking for Box Office Staff for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 10 to 27. Box Office Staff must be energetic, engaging and proactive with excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality, with prior box office or front of house experience. This is a seasonal position, from mid-June through July 2014 at our main, and satellite, box offices in Washington, DC. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Volunteer Coordinators: Capital Fringe is looking for two Volunteer Coordinators for the 9th Annual summer Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. Volunteer Coordinators shall be responsible for the recruitment, training, scheduling and supervision of all summer Festival volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinators will also be responsible for maintaining the policies and promote a positive front of house atmosphere. This is a seasonal position, with part-time hours in May and June and full-time hours in July. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Venue Managers: Capital Fringe is looking for 13-15 Venue Managers for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival this July 10 to 27. Fringe Festival Venue Managers act as the primary point of contact of Capital Fringe to the Fringe Run Venue contacts, artists, volunteers and patrons of their particular venue in Washington, DC. The Venue Manager will be in place to oversee and assist their assigned artists and Box Office volunteers. This is a seasonal position for July 2014. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Production Crew Chiefs: Capital Fringe is looking for Crew Chiefs to lead the building of venues for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 10 to 27. Crew Chiefs will work under the supervision of the Production Manager to execute construction and load-in of all summer Festival venues, including the Baldacchino Tent Bar. Crew Chiefs will manage the daily workload of Production Staff and volunteers, working with the summer Festival Electrician, Assistant Electrician and Audio Coordinator to complete tasks. During the Festival, Crew Chiefs may be part of a production team on-duty to troubleshoot issues as they arise. Following the summer Festival, Crew Chiefs will supervise and participate in the load-out of all Festival venues. This is a seasonal position in June and late July, with possibility to extend during July. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Production Assistants: Capital Fringe is looking for Production Assistants to work on installing the venues, including the Baldacchino Tent Bar, for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 10 to 27. Production Assistants will work with Fringe staff in setting up all venues for the summer Festival including Carpentry, Electrics and Audio work. Following the Festival, Production Assistants will be involved in the rapid dissembling of all venues. This is a seasonal position in June and late July. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Internships:

Development and Fundraising Internship: The Development Intern will provide administrative support to the CEO and COO, primarily assisting with gift processing, donor fulfillment and event coordination and execution. Responsibilities may include: archive and database maintenance; gift processing; assistance in the planning, promotion, and staging of special events; fulfilling benefits and perks for sponsors and donors; and communications in a variety of mediums to stakeholders and supporters. Unpaid internship.  Dates: March – July (flexible) Hours: PT / 20 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.

Fringe Festival Guide Management Internship: The Guide Management Intern will assist the CEO and Program Manager with the production process for the 2014 Festival Guide, and with updating the Festival’s show-related website content. The Festival Guide is a full-color, 70-page catalogue that includes descriptions of every show included in the Fringe Festival, and a comprehensive calendar of all Fringe Festival events. Responsibilities may include: managing, fact-checking, and proofreading information for the Festival Guide and updating the Festival website with changes to show details. Unpaid internship.  Dates: April-June (preferred but negotiable) Hours: Minimum of 10 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.

Programming Internship: The Programming Intern will work with our Program Manager and Capital Fringe staff on programming events for the 2014 summer Festival, which runs from July 10 to 27. The summer Festival is a self-producing performing arts festival that facilitates over 130 artists presenting 800 individual performances. In addition to these performances, Capital Fringe presents free live music, discussions, workshops and preview events leading up to and during the Festival. Unpaid internship. Dates: April – August (flexible, all candidates must be able to work through July 27) Hours: 15/20 hour per week April to June, may increase in July (any changes to be mutually agreed in advance) Location: Washington, DC.

Marketing Internship: The Marketing Intern will assist Fringe staff with marketing the summer Festival through social media, Buttons discounts and other points of entry. Responsibilities may include: securing Button discounts, blog writing and creating content and conversation for Capital Fringe’s social media accounts. Unpaid internship. Dates: May-July (preferred but negotiable) Hours: Minimum of 10 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.  **While this experience will provide valuable experience, it is not eligible for course credit.**

Arts Administration Internship: The Arts Administration Intern will work with the General Manager and COO in performing financial, IT, and daily office duties, supporting staff in achieving Capital Fringe’s mission. Responsibilities may include: assisting with compliance with 501(c)(3) requirements; assisting with financial management operations; entering information into accounting software; assist with accounts payable, deposits, credit card, and petty cash processing; providing IT assistance, website, and email; helping to maintain efficiency of computer operations; and aiding the General Manager with overall office management. Unpaid internship. Dates: June – Aug (start and end date flexible) Hours: FT / 20 to 30 per week. Location: Washington, DC.

January 30, 2014

Employer Profile: Young & Rubicam, New York, NY

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www.yr.com

Young & Rubicam is 6,500 people in 187 offices in 91 countries, all on a mission to Resist the Usual for our clients. Young & Rubicam Advertising is one of the world’s largest consumer advertising agencies, offering strategic and creative development, consumer research and marketing.

Young & Rubicam is interested in meeting new talent.  To learn more about careers at Y&R, please visit: http://www.yr.com/careers.

January 28, 2014

Employer Profile: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

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umm.edu

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.

UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women’s and children’s health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world’s largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

Internships:

Position reports to Creative Director for the Medical Center and contributes to the design of all collateral materials (print and online) produced by the Office of Communications & Public Affairs, including the digital signage system. Specific focus will be on design production. The Intern must be a self-motivated and highly organized individual who will serve as an effective, professional contributor to the Medical Center’s Communications team.

The ideal candidate is a college-level junior pursuing a degree in graphic design. The intern may receive course credit for the internship (subject to your school’s requirements) and will be hired to work 10-20 hours per week for at least one full semester.

January 28, 2014

Employer Profile: Globe Collection and Press, Baltimore, MD

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MICA acquired the wood type, photo cuts and illustration blocks, and other tools of poster-making from the Globe Poster Printing Corp. in the spring of 2011 and is now integrating the collection into the fabric of the college. The Globe Collection and Press at MICA is being used in the classroom, to create new work reflecting the iconic style of Globe, and to further research the history and importance of  the “people’s advertising,” from carnival posters to day-glo promotions for R&B greats like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ike & Tina Turner.

Internships:

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in this craft by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for a Hello Kitty for President campaign and the “Pump Me Up” exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about what the collection includes by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving of those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe archive room in the Dolphin Printmaking building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in this craft by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for a Hello Kitty for President campaign and the “Pump Me Up” exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about what the collection includes by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving of those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe archive room in the Dolphin Printmaking building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.

The Globe Collection and Press at MICA is interested in interns with a diversity of experience. You need not be expert in all areas; we are searching for interns who wish to better establish Globe at MICA, spread the word about Globe beyond MICA’s borders, and help to expand the future role of Globe at MICA. We need people interested and experienced in letterpress printing, screen printing, graphic design, illustration, photography, social media, web site content development, documenting and researching history, curating of print materials, and community outreach.

On campus internship, 2nd floor Dolphin Building.  Globe will be hiring for Summer and Fall internships.

January 27, 2014

NEXT WEEK: Art of the Interview!

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We’ll see you in Main 110 at 2:30 on Feb. 5th to discuss how to have a strong interview for a creative position.

January 27, 2014

Employer Profile: Full Circle Photography, Baltimore, MD

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fullcirclephoto.com

Full Circle has been a resource for photographers and fine artists since 1987. Internationally renowned panoramic photographer, David Orbock started this business to focus on helping other image-makers create their work. He has stayed true to his goal in providing the highest quality products and service at modest rates. Our clients include students from local colleges, amateurs in all visual art fields, professional photographers, highly regarded and awarded artists, art consultants, corporate entities and non-profit organizations. Operating with a small team of professionals who are also artists, Full Circle maintains a strong commitment to the Baltimore region arts community.

Internships:

Framing & Presentation Intern: Assist with the completion phase of art work finishing. Help our Senior Archive framer and Associate framer design and handle client artwork, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and 3-D materials. Work with mounting materials on our XL roll press, build frames, and prepare/construct artwork for contemporary presentation. Applicants with a background in curatorial practice or with a fine art focus on presentation techniques encourage to apply. This position requires patience, knowledge of archival materials, and an attention to detail.

Gallery Intern: Assist in the organization, design, and marketing of exhibitions in the lobby gallery.  Attend & help manage receptions. Contact artists and assist curators. Applicants with a background in curatorial practice are encouraged to apply. Must be highly organized and personable, likes listening to problems and then  find solutions, can swing a hammer and nail, enjoys the smell of putty and paint, has a working sense of graphic design principles, knows the difference between a vector and raster image, is able to work with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, and is cool under pressure.

Photo/Digital Intern: We are seeking visual artists with a background in traditional photographic production, or digital print media. Interns will work closely with specialists, gaining hands-on experience in professional print production and finishing while being introduced to the business of running a small studio. Prospective interns should express a clear interest why they want to work here. Duties may include darkroom printing, film processing, scanning, image manipulation or restoration, archival pigment printing, research, and organization. Preferred experience, knowledge, skills & abilities: Highly organized / Committed to excellence / Cooperative working skills / Able to lift up to 50lbs. / Flexible in responsibilities / Familiar with traditional B&W and Color photographic processes / Experience in Photoshop CS5 / Experience using flatbed and virtual drum scanning equipment / Experience using large format printers

Digital Archive Intern: Assist in the maintenance, organization and digitization of a several thousand image catalog. Duties include scanning on flatbed or virtual drum scanner, data entry, print set up, file transfer, & color management. Must have a superior knack for organization, able to take direction and work well within a team. At the same time, this position requires self-motivation to work independently in a pragmatic fashion. Applicant should be familiar with flatbed and drum scanning, Adobe Photoshop, and handling film.

Social Media & Marketing Intern: Looking for a tech savvy story-teller to work on projects that reach out to new clients, inform current clients of goings on in the studio, and to promote our brand and activities to media outlets throughout the entire studio. This applicant will work with members of the staff in all departments. Prior experience and understanding of such media apps as Facebook, Vine, Four Square, Twitter, and others is a must. You will help Full Circle devise information bundles to communicate on a daily and weekly basis. Intern will design & compose monthly newsletter and other MailChimp updates from the studio.  **This internship will provide valuable experience, but will not be eligible for MICA course credit.**

January 24, 2014

Employer Profile: IBM Design, Austin, TX

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www.ibm.com

IBM has recently embarked on a major transformational journey. IBM Design needs talented and motivated software designers and front-end developers to drive an era of design-led innovation at the largest technology company in the world. You will conceive, articulate, and lead the future of IBM’s entire portfolio. Are you looking to make a real impact on a large scale?

For more information or to apply directly, visit: ibm.com/design

Full Time Positions:

Visual Designers use their expertise in typography, layout, color, etc. to elicit emotional connections and intuitive, intelligent responses from their audience. Pixel-perfect precision and expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite and other design software are a must.

User Experience (UX) Designers craft intuitive interactions and workflows informed by user research – typically in the form of sketches called wireframes. Industrial designers with strong interaction design skills are welcome to apply.

Design Researchers specialize in discovering, analyzing, and communicating user needs. They use qualitative and quantitative user research to prioritize design work and communicate results to other members of the team.

Front-end Developers use their expertise in front-end development to create mobile and web platforms. They quickly prototype a working model of ideas and mockups generated by Visual and UX Designers.

Interns, upcoming, and recent graduate are welcome to apply. Send us your portfolio and resume to be considered: redesign@us.ibm.com

Internships:

Internships are available across a variety of design disciplines (Visual Design, User Experience, Design Researchers, and Front-end Developers). Our internship programs run in the Summer, Fall, and Spring.

January 24, 2014

Employer: BlueRock Productions, Baltimore, MD

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bluerockproductions.com

BlueRock Productions is a full service video production and communications company based in our 12,000 square foot facility in Northwest Baltimore City.

Part Time Positions:

Title: Freelance Editor

Location: Varies

Job Description: Assist with post-production needs on a variety of corporate and commercial videos.

Title: Freelance Production Assistant

Location: Varies

Job Description: Provide assistance on professional corporate and commercial shoots.

Internships:

Title: Video Production Intern

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Description:

BlueRock Productions in Baltimore, Maryland is seeking ambitious, excited and hard-working production interns.

Interns must have:

– Basic understanding or experience in the video production field.

– Video editing and software familiarity.

– Fluency with Microsoft Office software.

– Flexible schedule with time for office hours and video shoots.

– An excitement to work and learn.

The BlueRock production internship offers the opportunity to gain real world experience working on projects from concept to completion.

At BlueRock you will:

– Assist on professional productions with professional crews.

– Develop post production proficiency.

– Build knowledge of the video production business.