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Graduate On-Campus Employment

Updated Fall 2021

MICA offers a range of job opportunities for qualified graduate students in academic departments, research centers, and administrative offices. The positions listed below provide a glimpse at the range of opportunities typically available in a given academic year. 

All MICA graduate employment opportunities are routinely under review and may become available at different times throughout the year. Students can review and apply directly for current job openings on the Careers @ MICA webpage. Additional questions may be directed to graduatestudies@mica.edu.

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Graduate Student Employment Opportunities

GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANTS 

Graduate Program Assistants (GPAs) serve as student leaders and key liaisons for critical information (regarding campus events, registration, exhibitions, and other opportunities) from the Office of Graduate Studies to students within their programs. GPAs work collaboratively with their Program Directors, Graduate Studies, Admission, and Student Affairs to promote dialogue, build community, and facilitate efficient program operations.

Contact: Sarah Hammond (shammond@mica.edu), Manager of Academic Operations, Graduate Studies


GRADUATE PROGRAM MANAGERS

The Graduate Program Managers are responsible for graduate student programs/events on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement and Office of Graduate Studies. Graduate Program Managers build community between departments by leading the development and planning of various graduate community events throughout the year. Past functions have included the long-running Grad Pie Party, Grad Picnic, movie and trivia nights, and a series of Grad Pop-Ups

Contact: Karol Y. Martínez-Doane (kmartinez@mica.edu), Director, Center for Student Engagement


GRADUATE TEACHING INTERNSHIPS

The goal of MICA's Graduate Internship Program is to provide our MFA and MA candidates, as developing professionals, the opportunity to take on technical and pedagogical roles within our institution, and thereby to learn from real world experiences typical of teachers and leaders in contemporary academic communities. In coordinating the placement of graduates in these many roles, the Graduate Internship Program supports aspects of curriculum development, tool maintenance and safety, and undergraduate pedagogy. While these internships greatly enrich the students' graduate school experience and better prepare them for post-graduate professional life, MICA also awards stipends to the interns in recognition of the knowledge, skill, and time they contribute. 

For more information, visit www.mica.edu/gradintern.

Contact: Carolyn Case, GTI Coordinator/ Faculty, gradintern@mica.edu


WRITING STUDIO TUTORS

Writing Studio Tutors assist MICA graduate and undergraduate students with writing tasks, including academic essays, research papers, and artist statements. They also work closely with ELL students on conversational English as it applies to their coursework.

Contact: Michele Glenn (mglenn@mica.edu), Director, Writing Studio


GRADUATE PEER CAREER ADVISOR

Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) are undergraduate and graduate students who provide pivotal services for the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development, assisting with the creation of projects, resources or programs for fellow students. 

Contact: Career Development at careerdevelopment@mica.edu


GRADUATE RESEARCH LAB ASSISTANTS

Qualified students assist Graduate Research Lab patrons in four key areas: Sound, Video, Printing and Equipment. Specialized skills are required for these positions including the use of sound equipment, the use of video equipment, an understanding of color theory and management, an intermediate- to expert-level understanding of Photoshop, and an ability to help students problem-solve issues with prints, digital files and the basic use of equipment.

Contact: Patrick Hunt (phunt@mica.edu), Manager, Graduate Research Lab


GRADUATE EXHIBITION ASSISTANTS

Graduate Exhibition Assistants work alongside the MICA Exhibitions staff on art installations in campus galleries. Assistants learn techniques for art-handling, moving, transportation, and packing and provide support for a variety of 2D, 3D, and technology based installations, as well as general gallery lighting. A general knowledge of proper art handling techniques and safety, technology-based installations, painting, preparation, and tool skills is desired.

Contact: Gerald Ross (gross@mica.edu), Director, Exhibitions


STUDIO MONITOR

Studio Monitors work with the Director of Environmental Health and Safety to identify health and safety hazards and uphold MICA guidelines in independent studio spaces. The studio monitor will at times be required to lift up to 50 lbs. Studio Monitors must be available to work 5 to 8 hours per week. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is highly recommended.

Contact: Erik Ketelsen (eketelsen@mica.edu), Environmental Health & Safety Manager


CURATORIAL FELLOWS

Graduate Curatorial Fellows provide exhibition assistance to the MICA GRAD SHOW Curators supporting a multi-program, multi-location student-driven exhibition in MICA’s galleries and Station North. This exhibition, known as MICA GRAD SHOW 3, brings together students from 4 or 5 MFA programs in one group exhibition. In addition to supporting the curators’ work, Fellows are assigned a small group of participating student artists and attend related studio visits / planning meetings in and outside of gallery settings. Fellows have the option to coordinate supplemental programming in conversation with student artists, including talks and gallery tours.

 

Curatorial Fellow positions suspended in 2020-2021 - continuation to be determined Spring 2022.

Contact: Erin Jakowksi (ejakowski@mica.edu), Associate Dean, Graduate Studies


GALLERY ATTENDANT

During the MICA GRAD SHOW season and ARTWALK, the Office of Graduate Studies works with galleries outside of the MICA campus to exhibit work. Gallery Attendants  are responsible for welcoming visitors at off-campus galleries, taking attendance, providing helpful information regarding exhibitions and programs, and opening and closing the galleries. Gallery Attendant positions suspended in 2020-2021 - continuation dependent on area gallery availability to be determined Spring 2022.

Contact: Erin Jakowksi (ejakowski@mica.edu), Associate Dean, Graduate Studies