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Position summary: Develops and cultivates internal and external resources to support the career development process for MICA undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. This is a part-time role working 20 hours per week. This role is temporary for the 2021-2022 (August 2021-June 2022) school year with the potential to lead to permanent position.
General purpose: Providing consultation to students and alumni in the Career Development Center and collaborating with a variety of constituencies (faculty, parents, alumni, employers) to cultivate experiences and job search processes beneficial to the MICA community. The Center serves over 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni.
Major role functions:Â
Provide services to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni of the Maryland Institute College of Art that enable them to successfully pursue work opportunities, further education, grants, residencies and fellowships, specializing in Fine Art.
Provide individual/group advising; programming; internship and job identification; and access to connections and resources.
With the Career Development team, cultivate external relationships with employers/organizations to facilitate opportunities for students.
Provide individual/group professional development advising to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni, specializing in Fine Art.Â
Design, coordinate and/or teach professional development programs that relate specifically to the needs of MICA students.Â
Share responsibility for department-wide initiatives including the Internship + Career Fair, the Reviews and Beyond MICA.
Advise students in the graduate school application process.
Produce workshops, programs, resources, and content to support students pursuing sustainable lives as artists and designers.Â Â
Build relationships with faculty, Academic Advising, the Library, Alumni Relations and others, to ensure coordination of career-related initiatives and extra-curricular career programs.
Seek out and promote opportunities for students based on understanding of student needs/interests, and emerging fields for those with this background.
Develop relationships with alumni and community members, connecting them to faculty/students.Â
Serve as advisor to Peer Career Advisors and guide their work in the JMCCD.
Write and/or promote career articles and other resources. Keep resource information for Fine Arts and Liberal Arts students/alumni updated on JMCCD website.
Gather and analyze data on students' preparation for life after MICA; their participation in, and assessment of career activities while in school; and, their success in achieving desired career goals.
Contribute to social media initiatives to promote opportunities and student/alumni professional development.
Participate in Student Affairs division obligations and related programs as needed.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Some evening/weekend work is required.
Required essential skills and experience:
MA/MFA with 2 years of professional experienceÂ
An understanding of the professional development needs of fine artists, and their potential post-graduation options.
Demonstrated skills in human relations, written and oral communications, organization, planning, creativity, and collaboration.Â
An active commitment to equity in all forms including the ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Possess the ability to identify and connect students to people and opportunities.
The ability to use technology to achieve department goals.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Experience working with college students.
Experience giving presentations
Knowledge of career development theory and application.
Commitment to professional development and involvement in professional associations.
Reporting to this position: No direct reports.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1373
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.