iLEAD Positions

Teaching Assistant, Pre-College Art and Design Residency Program

MICA’s summer PreCollege Art and Design Residency Program is a 5-week intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high school art student to thinking like an artist making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work. PreCollege is designed for rising juniors and seniors (students ages 15 to 17). In conjunction with MICA’s Mission and Vision, our program provides a welcoming environment for all students through an inclusive community that values students of all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and expressions, creative abilities, religious faiths, political affiliations, and socio-economic backgrounds. Teaching Assistants assist faculty and staff in modeling and facilitating a healthy, welcoming and inclusive community.  


2023 Program Dates: Move In: June 24 and 25, Training: June 26-July 1, Program:  July 2 - July 30, Move out July 31, 2023

Summary of Essential Functions:

  • Assist faculty with instructional implementation, demonstrations, critique, and student support
  • Supervise required studio time outside of class in collaboration with faculty and staff
  • Assist with the successful implementation of the PreCollege academic programming. The variety of tasks associated with this position involve administrative, clerical, physical, organizational and leadership skills

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with a faculty member to support their course for the duration of the program
  • Assist in planning academic content for field trips and on-location logistics
  • Supervise students and model, implement and enforce PreCollege program policies, rules, and regulations
  • Work with Pro Staff and PreCollege Faculty to ensure a safe and positive academic experience for students
  • Facilitate and encourage students to develop and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships, personal wellness, and providing support and guidance as needed 
  • Provide support, interventions, and referrals when appropriate for individual student needs 
  • Model and enforce PreCollege program policies, rules, and regulations and act as an ambassador for the program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain excellent and mature judgment
  • Excellent written, verbal and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of art and design processes and disciplines
  • Knowledge of MICA’s campus, equipment, resources and inclusive community values
  • Ability to manage others, provide leadership and guidance as necessary
  • Ability to assess student work and experiences in order to provide coaching and feedback to students in order to maintain program standards and strengthen the program quality and experience
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with efficiency and accuracy
  • Consistently be able to implement program policies and regulations while serving as a role model of appropriate behavior 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled MICA Undergraduate student at time of employment
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be in good conduct standing with the college
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with youth in a formal job setting or volunteer role


  • 20-40 hours per week
  • $13.25 per hour 
  • Housing is provided (optional for TA’s), meals provided while on shift for in-person program

Conditions of Employment:

  • CJIS Fingerprint and background check

  • Available evenings and weekends

  • Availability for the following dates/times (this includes mandatory training):  Move In: June 24 and 25, Training: June 26-July 1, Program:  July 2 - July 30, Move out July 31, 2023

  • Cannot hold other positions on campus for the duration of the program due to student employees being limited to 40 hours per week in the summer and demanding nature of the role

  • This position is contingent upon participant enrollment in the PreCollege program

Application Timeline & Details:

Applications close March 1

Interviews will take place during the month of March

To Apply: Complete the application in Workday For more information, please contact Natovian McLeod, Director of Youth & Community Education at Please note: This position is contingent on the program’s enrollment and need for student employees.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.