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January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: The Baltimore Academy of Illustration, Baltimore, MD

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Mission Statement

The Baltimore Academy of Illustration offers students of all economic levels the opportunity to receive high-quality, college-level instruction in illustration.

BAI welcomes adult continuing education students, high school students who want to sample college-level illustration courses, and traditional college-age students.

BAI instructors are working illustrators and experienced educators with a variety of complementary experiences and teaching philosophies.

A main tenet of BAI instruction is preparation for professional illustration work—challenging assignments and critiques along with practical knowledge to forge a career in illustration.

Overview

The Baltimore Academy of Illustration is an unaccredited, private institution with one goal in mind: to teach artists who want to be illustrators how to become illustrators. Our hands-on approach and small classes allow us to tailor our courses to meet each student’s needs. Unlike traditional art schools, the Baltimore Academy of Illustration focuses specifically on illustration—learning the art while also understanding the needs and requirements of the profession.

Our teachers are working illustrators who have also taught illustration at the college level.  We offer our classes at a fraction of the cost of a 3-credit art college course and while we don’t hand out diplomas at the Baltimore Academy of Illustration, we believe we have something much more important to give our students: knowledge and experience. Art directors don’t ask to see diplomas. They ask to see portfolios.

We believe that an immersive, well-rounded education in a quality art college is the best route for becoming a professional artist. But we also recognize that many talented artists just cannot afford to invest in a four-year program. We offer the same quality instruction. Our students won’t get the degree but they will get the knowledge they need to compete in the marketplace. We believe that our approach represents a new paradigm in teaching illustration.

Internships Available!

 

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January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: CHF Industries, New York, NY

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www.chfindustries.com

With a 92 year history in home fashions, CHF Industries Inc. is a leading marketer and manufacturer of bedding, bath, window and home accessory products.

Employer of awesome MICA alumna Ashley Blumenthal, Illustration & Printmaking, 2006!

Summer Interns

Internships available in Textiles.

January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: Kelly Sullivan Fine Art & FingerSmears, Lambertville, NJ

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For over twenty years, painter Kelly Sullivan, a pioneer in the field of collaborative art and founder of FingerSmears (Sullivan’s signature method of collaborative painting) has sparked artistic expression and creative fuel in hundreds of thousands of lives. Innovating this concept to fit the digital world, Sullivan is currently launching Paint.Team – a web based application that will allow people from all over the world to collaborate on art projects. This application will allow artists to submit custom projects for their own clients, as well as launch public projects to create social change through art. Revenue opportunities for artist include sponsored projects and usage fees generated from their template designs.

The studio will be in full swing this summer with the launch of this new web application. Custom projects will be targeted toward large corporate events and educational institutions, while the general public will have free access to this application and can create their own collaborative projects by choosing from a catalog of template designs, and inviting their friends and families to participate. Student interns will be given upgraded access to the application that will allow them to create templates, edit color palettes, design approved public projects and more. This is also a working fine art oil painting studio.

Summer Intern

Internship

 

Template Designer

Freelance

 

Project Coordinator

Freelance

January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: AARP, Washington, DC

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www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
Fall 2017 Photo Intern 

Paid/ Internship/ Fall 2017

We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US!

Communications & Marketing Group is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.

Responsibilities

Must be able to multitask and work within set deadlines. This position requires knowledge of photographers and photographic styles, along with an eye for outstanding photography. This position requires strong visual, interpersonal, and negotiating skills. The Photo Intern reports to the Director of Photography. Assists in tracking and processing contracts and invoices. Assists in photo research. Works within photo assignments budgets as prescribed by Photo Director. This position is informative, coordinative, persuasive, and involves some interactions with editors, at every level, designers, photographers. This position assists the photo department in completing its gols for AARP’s success. Internship duties will include:

Assisting in building a photo library for AARP: metadata, photo archiving, organizing;

Providing photo research as needed;

Taking photography, as needed – headshots, still life, reportage, social media

Requirements

Intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university — in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, or in his/her second year of graduate school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Editorial Design Intern for Publications 

Paid/ Internship/ Summer 2017 and Fall 2017

Assistant Art Director – Publications 

Paid/ Full Time

The AARP publications art department is seeking a creative, highly-motivated, fast, energetic, collaborative Assistant Art Director. We’re a tight team always looking to push the publications visually, and need someone with that spirit. This is a position for an ambitious designer who loves to explore—rejects why something can’t be done, and offers up ideas for how it can. If you put as much energy into crafting a front of book chart as you do designing a feature, you may be the perfect fit. We’re looking for someone with a natural passion to better any given project—who has a New York publications work ethic, but is ready for the slower pace of Washington, DC living. Responsibilities include designing departments and features for AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin (both print and tablet), creating infographics, charts, collaborating with our photo team and assigning illustrations.

January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, MD

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Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For more than 30 years Discovery has been satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including TestTube, Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education.

Positions to be announced closer to event date, typically Discovery Communications interviews for internships and full time positions.

January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Springfield, VA

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www.nga.mil

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.

NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners’ future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them.

NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.

NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.

Visualization Specialist

Paid/ Full Time/ Date TBD- screening process dependent

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth’s surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That’s the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the world leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Put the skills you’ve learned at the Maryland Institute College of Art to work at NGA as a Visual Information Specialist. This exciting position gives you the opportunity to design, produce, and finish visual products such as geospatial information products, publications, brochures, and web pages. You will also apply design principles to create or enhance visual materials, visually communicate concepts or ideas, and generate hardcopy, softcopy, and web products using desktop publishing, illustration, image editing, graphic design, and/or digital video.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Demonstrated experience applying basic theories and principals of graphic layout design.
2. Demonstrated experience applying creative and analytic thinking to implement design ideas that communicate effectively.
3. Demonstrated experience applying knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat for the production of print and digital products.
4. Demonstrated experience visualizing complex data from various sources effectively; authoring and editing information graphics (Infographics).
5. Demonstrated experience reviewing and providing critical feedback of graphic compositions.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A. Education: Two-year degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Communication, or a related field. -OR-
B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education in any area listed in option A and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years.

Multimedia Specialist

Paid/ Full Time/ Date TBD- screening process dependent

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth’s surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That’s the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA’s role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

Know the Earth… Show the Way… Understand the World

Advanced Visualization Specialist

Paid/ Full Time/ Date TBD- screening process dependent

JOB DESCRIPTION: Advanced Visualization Specialists design, produce, and finish technologically sophisticated animated and interactive products. They use data extraction, image analysis, 3-D illustration, and advanced computer software packages to develop and/or modify precision visualization products.

Duties
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The NGA Office of Analytic Content Management is seeking an Advanced Visualization Specialist (Animator) to join a government/contract team supporting geospatial intelligence production in Springfield, VA. The Advanced Visualization Branch (ATCSV) is the Intelligence Community leader in the creation of geospatially accurate, visually realistic, animated and interactive 3D visualization products. ATCSV products are used to visually illustrate complex intelligence topics and analytical findings, and to support military and intelligence operations. ATCSV products are used at the highest levels of government, on the battlefield, and every location in between. The incumbent Animator will work independently through all phases of the end-to-end production process, from acquiring imagery to product classification and delivery. The ability to work independently under tight deadlines while quickly responding to changing customer requirements is required. Occasional travel and overtime will be required.

Key Requirements
US Citizenship is required.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Security Investigation
Qualifications
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Demonstrate advanced skills in creating 3D animations through the use of Maya. (Please be prepared to provide online examples if possible).
2. Demonstrate real-world experience working in a 3D production environment.
3. Experience in quality control, problem identification and analysis, initiative, and creativity in problem solving.
4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
5. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite. (After Effects and Premiere a plus).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Imagery Science, Gaming, Visual Communication, or a related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education in any area listed in option A and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in animation, imagery science, gaming, visual communication, or a closely related field.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Experience with modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering.
2) Experience with scripting or coding. (MEL and/or Python a plus).
3) Experience with RemoteView, Global Mapper and Qube.
4) Experience with compositing techniques.

SPECIAL INFO:
– Direct Deposit Required
– Two Year Probationary Period
– U.S. Citizenship Required
– Position Subject to Drug Testing
– Security Clearance Required
– Top Secret
– Sensitive Compartmented Information
– Polygraph Test Required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph (CI) examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Internship (Summer 2018)

Paid/ Internship/ Summer 2018

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.
Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth’s surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That’s the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA’s role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.
Know the Earth… Show the Way… Understand the World Assignment Description
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Temporary Hire Students perform a variety of functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. Work assignments will involve problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree program. They are placed on one-year temporary appointments, which can be extended in one-year increments until the student graduates. Their appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached.

PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: NGA views student employees as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that gives the student the opportunity to be evaluated for potential long term employment. Student employment assignments are based on entry level professional job descriptions and will involve a great deal of independent work under the guidance of a senior level supervisor and mentor.
Temporary Hire Students perform a variety of functions and tasks which require pursuit of a degree in one or more
of the following fields or work roles:
– Advanced Visualization Specialist
– Aeronautical Intelligence
– Architecture
– Cartography
– Communications
– Geodetic Surveying
– Marketing
– Multimedia Specialist
– Photogrammetric Image Science
– Photogrammetry
– Spectral Image Science
– Visual Information Specialist
– Web Engineering
For a more detailed explanation of NGA work roles please visit: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/CareersOccupations.aspx

Editors

Paid/ Full Time/ Start Date TBD

January 18, 2017

Employer Profile: KPMG, Grand Rapids, MI

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www.kpmg.com

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 145,000 professionals, including more than 8,000 partners, in 152 countries.

KPMG delivers a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on deep industry knowledge. Our industry focus helps KPMG professionals develop a rich understanding of clients’ businesses and the insight, skills, and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.

Our history spans three centuries and features a number of significant mergers, most recently the combination of Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler, and their individual member firms, into KPMG in 1987.

KPMG global member firm combined revenues totaled $22.7 billion for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, a 10.1 percent increase in U.S. dollars, or 6.2 percent in local currency terms. Global revenue by function and region can be found in KPMG’s International Annual Review.

 

Positions to be announced closer to the event date.

January 13, 2017

Employer Profile: Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Baltimore, MD

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, tasked with producing events and arts programs as well as managing several facilities.

BOPA coordinates Baltimore’s major events including New Year’s Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor, which routinely attract hundreds of thousands of spectators; Light City, which attracted more than 400,000 people in its’ first year; Artscape, which serves more than 350,000 people each year; Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, Baltimore Open Studio Tour and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. In the past, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate some of the city’s biggest logistical challenges. The activities include the Cal Ripken Jr. Streak Parade and first ever Papal Parade for Pope John Paul II, both in 1996; the Pep Rally to welcome the Baltimore Ravens in 1998; Ravens Rally Super Bowl Send-Off and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parade in 2001; Miss USA in 2005 and 2006; Baltimore’s Celebration of the Army-Navy Game in 2000 and 2007; the Star-Spangled Salute to Michael Phelps in 2008; the 2010 Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit; and the Star-Spangled Banner Sailabration.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Baltimore Mural Program, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Neighborhood Grant Program and Bright StArts Workshops For Children. In additional, BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.

Graphic Design Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

The Graphic Design intern is a part-time unpaid practicum.  The intern reports directly to the Senior Graphics Designer and learns about the successful production of graphic designing for large-scale festivals as well as smaller events.

The internship is designed to provide the student with a broad-based learning experience, so that they are exposed to the designing required for the promotion and marketing for events of a national caliber.  The Senior Graphics Designer works with the student to identify projects that meet their educational and career goals.   Projects may include:

• Assisting with producing collateral material for this non-profit organization’s events and promotions, which include: Light City, Artscape, Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, July 4th Celebration, as well as satisfying the graphic needs of our satellite facilities:  Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Cloisters Castle, School 33 Art Center, and Top of the World Observation Level.  Materials may include:

• Magazine/Newspaper Ads
• T-Shirts/Merchandise
• Maps
• Props and Sets
• Postcards/Rackcards
• Signs/Banners
• Programs
• Photo Archives
• Designing e-flyers, ads and updating images on BOPA’s Website
• Undertaking other projects and research as needed for other departments/events within the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Hours & Compensation
• Must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Student is highly encouraged to be available for part of Light City 2017, March 31 – April 8.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass to Downtown Baltimore may be provided

Qualifications

• Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Major in Graphic Design or related program
• Excellent oral and written communications skills; able to provide outstanding customer service to organization
• Ability to multi-task; superior attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills
• Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & In-Design is required.
• Ability to conduct Internet research
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Ability to work in a Mac environment.

Sondheim Prize Program Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

The Sondheim Prize Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Sondheim Prize Administrator.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with organizing application materials, to assist in the administration of the program’s jury process, to update the Sondheim Prize section of the Cultural Affairs blog and to assist with the curatorial aspects of the program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Assists with organizing application materials includes:
o Reviewing of artist submissions for completeness and follows-up with artists to confirm receipt of submission and to obtain any missing materials;
o Assisting with the preparation of video submissions for the jury panel;
o Preparing lists of applicant information;
o Organizing application materials for Artscape Gallery Network curators;
o Assisting in the management of the online artist submission database.

• Assists in the administration of the program’s jury process includes:
o Helping to insure that online jury system is meeting the needs of the jury panel;
o Assisting in the organization of jury scores and dissemination of jury results;
o Composing & editing correspondence on behalf of program staff;
o Assisting in collection and organization of additional materials for second round of jury review;
o If possible, traveling with Sondheim Prize Administrator to assist with second round of jury review.

• Updates to the Sondheim Prize section of the Cultural Affairs online blog includes:
o Creating blog posts that announce jury results;
o Writing new content for blog;
o Assisting in the development of compelling blog components;
o Building blog pages to provide historical Sondheim Prize information;
o Posting new artist opportunities to blog;
o Assisting in raising awareness of the Cultural Affairs online blog.

• Assists with the curatorial aspects of the Sondheim Prize program includes:
o Corresponding with artists chosen for exhibitions;
o Organizing information on artworks available for exhibition;
o Scheduling studio visits with exhibiting artists;
o Assisting in the creation of a curator’s exhibition binder;
o Editing and composing short artist bios;
o Collecting, writing and formatting exhibition didactics;
o Organizing artwork needs for exhibition and assisting with resolving those needs;
o Preparing for exhibition installation.

Hours & Compensation
• Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, but hours outside these times are sometimes necessary.
• It is highly encouraged that student be available for some of the days of Light City 2017; March 31 – April 8.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to Downtown Baltimore.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with or desire to learn more about the local artist population. Additional required skills:
• Art, Art History, Arts Education or Arts Administration major or graduate student
• Current college or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write for diverse needs.
• Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to details
• Ability to conduct internet research
• Ability to assess online presence and brainstorm enhancements
• Understanding of importance of accuracy and professionalism when handling jury results
• Knowledge of Social Media tools, including WordPress, & MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Baltimore Mural Program Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

The Baltimore Mural Program Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Baltimore Mural Program Coordinator.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with the planning and implementation of mural projects. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Researching potential mural sites and artists
• Photography and videography of existing murals and new mural projects
• Mapping of existing murals and new mural projects
• Creating content and updating the mural program website and blog
• Meeting with community residents and stakeholders to discuss potential and current projects
• Assisting with procurement of supplies and equipment
• Assisting the Mural Program Coordinator with her duties related to Light City 2017 as needed
• Documenting and reporting damage to existing murals
Hours & Compensation
• Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, but hours outside these times are sometimes necessary.
• Student is highly encouraged to be available for part of Light City 2017, March 31 – April 8.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to Downtown Baltimore.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with or desire to learn more about the local artist population. Additional required skills:
• Art, Community Art, Art History, Arts Education, or Arts Administration major or graduate student
• Current college or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write for diverse needs.
• Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to details
• Ability to conduct internet research
• Strong photography and videography skills and aesthetics
• Ability to assess online presence and brainstorm enhancements
• Knowledge of Social Media tools, including WordPress, & MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Public Art Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

Internship Responsibilities
The Public Art Intern is a part-time unpaid position, reporting to the Public Art Program Staff. The primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the administration of the public art program, coordination of public art projects and provide related support to the Public Art Staff. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Assists in the administration of the Maintenance and Conservation of Public Artworks in the City. Includes:
o Photographic documentation of artwork conditions
o Scheduling, filing, and reporting of condition surveys, reviews, assessments, etc.
o Researching local and regional professional conservators and contractors and developing a database of these individuals and companies
o Researching archives and compiling the history of the artworks in the collection
o Writing brief summaries of the works
o Schedule Public Art Consultant & Conservator visits when necessary
o Updating of maintenance/inventory databases following reports
• Assists in the daily administration of the Public Art Program. Includes:
o Assisting in the coordination of meetings with artists, City personnel, elected officials, etc.
o Composes & edits correspondence on behalf of program staff
o Assists in the maintenance of files for all public art projects
o Assists in the creation and dissemination of Public Art program information and materials
o Interacts with the public and social media to relay program information as needed
• Assists in the coordination of Public Art Commission Meetings. Includes:
o Recording and transcribing of meeting minutes
o Assists in communication of meeting updates, agendas, and minutes
• Assists in the Artist Selection Panel Process. Includes:
o Reviewing of artist packet submissions for completeness/follow-up
o Confirm receipt and provide information to artists if requested
o Assists in the management of the artist submission database
o Helps administer meeting documentation: including printing and compilation of panel booklets, agenda, and PowerPoint presentations

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, people-oriented individual with outstanding organizational skills and familiarity with public art. Additional required skills:
• Art, Art History, Arts Education or Arts Administration major or graduate student
• Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task, and pay attention to detail
• Ability to conduct internet research
• Knowledge of Social Media tools, including WordPress, & MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

Hours & Compensation
• Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation. (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to Downtown Baltimore.

Special Events Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

The festivals/events intern is a part-time unpaid practicum.  The intern reports to the
Special Events Director and learns about the successful production of large-scale events and festivals; specifically, Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, Dr. Martin Luther King Parade,  Light City Baltimore, MECU Neighborhood Event Grant, Baltimore’s July 4th Celebration, and  other events.
The internship is designed to provide the student with a broad-based learning experience, so that they are exposed to the logistical planning, application processes, bookkeeping, programming, production and promotional/marketing strategies that are needed to plan and execute events/festivals of a national caliber.  The Special Events Director works with the student to identify projects that meet their educational and career goals.   Projects may include:

• Organize and catalogue the applications of various events. Applications can include a variety of areas including Farms, Food, Music, Crafts, and Grants.
• Produce and send correspondence to applicants that can include confirmation of participation and financial paperwork.
• Assist with logistical components such as permits, mapping, exhibitor guidelines/outreach, signage, parking/transportation, planning documents, workshops, physical set-up which typically involves lifting, etc.
• Assist with prep work and attend  logistical  planning meetings
• Shadow the Special Events Director, Events Managers and Special Events Coordinators in their daily work, coordinating special events, festivals and projects for the department as needed.
• Undertake other projects as needed for other departments/events within the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Hours & Compensation
• Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Weekends and evenings hours possible.
• Student is strongly encouraged to be available the week of Light City 2017, March 31st -April 8th.
• Student is strongly encouraged to return as a multi-shift volunteer for Artscape, July 21-23, 2017. Student may also apply for a Production Assistant position at Artscape.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to the student by BOPA, pending availability.

Qualifications:

• Current college–junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Major in Communications, Events Planning/Management, Business Finance/Management, Arts Administration, Cultural Studies, or Leadership in Non-Profit Sector or related program.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills; able to provide outstanding customer service to exhibitors, vendors, sponsors, etc.
• Ability to multi-task; superior attention to detail; strong organizational skills are a must.
• Ability to conduct Internet research; familiarity with social media.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

Exhibitions Internship

Internship/ Unpaid

The School 33 and Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Exhibitions Internship is a part- time unpaid practicum. Projects include but are not limited to:
Assisting the BOPA Exhibitions Manager with various aspects of the BOPA Gallery Exhibition Program, which encompasses School 33 Art Center, The Bromo-Selzer Arts Tower, and Top of the World Gallery at The World Trade Center. Duties will include:
 Assisting the Exhibitions Manager in the installation and lighting of exhibitions, facilitating artist drop off and deinstallation, repainting / patching of walls, and preparation of exhibition furniture and tech.
 Help in organizing for open calls for submissions, posting various exhibition announcements and calls for entry online, compiling information for exhibition press, assisting at receptions and events, and helping to document receptions and exhibitions.
 Assistance with logistics for various School 33 initiatives including major events such as Open Studio Tour. Duties will entail: Working on promotion of events and enlisting community involvement, and assisting in the coordination of artists’ participation.
 Updating and creating copy for School 33’s website.
 Interacting with guests and visitors and responding to requests for more information
about our center.
 Assisting staff with typical office duties such as answering phones, making copies,
organizing/storage.
 Assisting the Education and Programming Coordinator with various aspects of the
School 33 Art Center Education program. Duties will entail promotion of program,
assisting with revitalization of classroom spaces and working on press releases,
 Assisting the Exhibitions Manager with various duties pertaining to Light City 2017
March 31st – April 8th 2017 as needed.
Qualifications:
 We are seeking a reliable, self-directed, fast learner. Experience with both PC Windows and Mac platforms, databases, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suites, Dropbox, and Google Drive is especially helpful. Interest in contemporary art and arts/non-profit administration a plus.
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 Current college–junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply. Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
Hours & Compensation
 Student must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; interns will be located primarily at School 33 Art Center, which operates Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with gallery hours from 11am-4pm on Saturdays. Evening hours will be required for School 33 gallery openings. Student must commit to a schedule in advance.
 This is an unpaid position.
 Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation. (Intern
should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
 Free parking or Monthly Transit Pass may be provided to intern for commuting to
downtown Baltimore.

Visual Arts and Communications Internship

The Communications intern is a part-time unpaid practicum.  The intern reports directly to the Director of Communications and learns about the successful promotion of the events and programs of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).
The internship is designed to provide the student with a broad-based learning experience, so that they are exposed to the communications skills needed for the promotion and marketing for events of a national caliber.  The Director of Communications works with the student to identify projects that meet their educational and career goals.   Projects may include:
• Assisting with drafting social media posts to promote BOPA’s festivals, events, exhibitions and programs
• Assisting with drafting of press releases and media advisories as needed
• Contributing to a social media editorial calendar to ensure content is current and up-to-date
• Filing and tracking of media clips as needed
• Submitting content to online calendars to promote BOPA’s festivals, events, exhibitions and programs
• Undertaking other projects and research as needed for the Communications Department within the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Hours & Compensation
• Must be available at least two days per week or the equivalent of at least 14 hours per week; BOPA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
• This is an unpaid position.
• Student is highly encouraged to be available for part of Light City 2017, March 31 – April 8.
• Intern may be eligible for gaining college/university credits toward graduation.  (Intern should explore this possibility with their school prior to applying for the internship.)
• Parking or Monthly Transit Pass to Downtown Baltimore may be provided

Qualifications:

• Current college –junior or senior–or graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants who are not registered students are not eligible.
• Major in Communications or related program
• Excellent oral and written communications skills; able to provide outstanding customer service to organization
• Ability to multi-task; superior attention to detail; strong organizational and analytical skills
• Familiarity with social media
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 

January 9, 2017

Employer Profile: Community Art Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

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Created in 2004, the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps program is the only program of its kind in Maryland that links artists, communities, and institutions of higher education. In the CAC program, members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (September – August) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.

The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is based in the MICA Office of Community Engagement, and is part of a larger National Service network of AmeriCorps programs through out the country. The program offers many benefits, including a living stipend, free healthcare, and a federal Education Award (of around $5,700) that is given at the end of one year of service in the program, which can be used for pursuing future education opportunities. The CAC-AmeriCorps program is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Members

Full Time/ Paid/ 2017-2018

The CAC-AmeriCorps program is looking for 12 new members for the 2017-18 program (academic) year. Each member is matched with a different grassroots community art organization in Baltimore City, to serve a year-long (September – August) community art residency at that each Site. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields. A list of our current partner organizations can be found on our website, at: http://www.mica.edu/cac. We are currently working with eleven community arts organizations/institutions in Baltimore, and each year, we usually add a few new partners.

January 6, 2017

Employer Profile: MICA’s Fulbright Student Fellowship Program, International!

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MICA’s Fulbright Program Website

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Rising Seniors, MFAs, and Alumni (eight years out of your BFA or MFA) are eligible to apply for the Fulbright Student Fellowship. Applications for this 9-month competitive international grant are offered in research, visual art, and the National Geographic Digital Storytelling grant.

Applicants must be US citizens, hold a Bachelor’s degree at the time of departure, and have the appropriate language skills to carry out their proposal (this varies country by country requirements).

The 2017/18 Fulbright application opens March 31

Please attend our Information Session, and arrive at the fair with your questions!

Wednesday, March 1
2:30-3:30 pm
Gateway 101

If you cannot attend, please review the Fulbright Student Fellowship website.

Contact: Erin Treacy, MICA’s Fulbright Program Adviser at etreacy@mica.edu