Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan

Career Development

Career Opportunities

To have your posting appear on the this site, please contact Career Development Coordinator John Luther (email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 734-647-7761).

All postings are presented as a service and do not represent endorsement by the School of Art and Design or The University of Michigan.


Furniture/Home Decor Designer

September 23, 2014

Regina Andrew Design, Inc. is looking for a Full-Time Craftsman Fabricator who will help create /fabricate custom furniture, art work, lighting, and home décor products for our design team. We are highly selective, committed to hiring only those the best that are highly skilled in their trade with unwavering reliability, strong work ethic, and a desire to be the best.

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Categories: Full Time


Call for Proposals: Ofrenda Altar Installation

September 23, 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts is inviting artists to submit proposals to create ofrendas for display in the museum from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2. An ofrenda (offering) is a collection of objects placed on an altar during the annual Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. An ofrenda is usually created for a person who has died and is intended to welcome him or her to the altar setting. The altars are traditionally decorated with ornate sugar skulls, flowers, favorite foods, mementos and pictures of the deceased. Contemporary ofrendas have been created as a way to pay homage to not only people but also places, moments in time, ideas and events that people feel are worth commemorating. -

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Categories: Call For Art


Call for Submissions: Identity Politics in the VASA Journal

September 23, 2014

Throughout history the creation of images and art has been significantly concerned with issues of identity, such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, etc. Yet it wasn’t until the latter half of the twentieth century that specific social movements developed, addressing the connections between identity categories and systems of power, and ultimately coining what we know today as “identity politics.”

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2 Peer Advisor Positions at the Stamps School

September 23, 2014

Stamps Peer Advisor Job Description

10 hours/week; $10/hr to start
Performance-based salary increases
Must be available for (paid) training sessions
Two semester minimum commitment
Two positions are available


Assisting students in completing a requirements checklist
Answering basic questions about subjects covered in the training modules
Referring students to staff as needed
Being available to meet with students beyond business hours (8-5 pm, M-F)
Communicating policies and procedures to students
Recording questions/updating the peer advising handbook
Acting as a liaison between students and advising staff
Meeting regularly with advising staff

Skills/Qualities Required

​Ability to research and document answers​
Ability to work independently
Ability to work with a wide variety of students with a wide variety of academic interests

How to Apply
1. Submit resume and letter of interest stating qualifications
2. Put it all in one pdf
​3. Send it o
4. Subject line: Peer Advisor Application​
5. Deadline is 30 September,  5pm

Categories: Part Time


3 Job Openings with Living Arts Detroit

September 22, 2014

Living Arts Detroit has three opportunities currently available:

Director of Programs
Director of Administration
Operations Manager

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Living Arts exists to strengthen the urban neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit by cultivating an environment that sparks the imagination and fosters ingenuity through the arts and community development initiatives.

Categories: Full Time


Freelance Artists/Designers for Sneakers by Jordana

September 22, 2014

Sneakers by Jordana is a line of custom and themed sneakers designed personally for each customer. Our custom shoes are one of a kind and unique, and each design is thought out and hand crafted specifically for the customer. We connect with our customers to truly understand who they are and what they are thinking so we can create a sneaker that brings their ideas to life.

We are looking for part-time artists with advanced drawing skills that can help draw and color in our designs for Sneakers by Jordana. We pay by the shoe and prices will be negotiated with each artist. If interested, please email with your resume and your portfolio link by October 15, 2014.  We can also provide further information about this opportunity to work with us.

Compensation will be negotiated with interested artists


Internship with Mountain Labs

September 19, 2014

Mountain Labs, a new startup in Ann Arbor, is looking for a part-time graphic design intern to create visually stunning, yet easily understandable diagrams and graphics for ~10-15 hours per week during Fall 2014 (with opportunities to continue full- or part-time). The ideal candidate is a best practice aware, creative, efficient, and detail-oriented person who is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and getting in at the beginning then this opportunity is ideal for you!

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Please contact John Luther to arrange credit for this internship

Categories: Internship


Illustrators Wanted

September 19, 2014

The Michigan Daily’s The Statement is currently seeking regular illustrators or cartoonists for our weekly magazine content. Illustrators would have a chance at illustrating written columns re: pop culture, fashion, and personal narrative — or creating their own cartoon series. Illustrations and cartoons would run in print and online in the magazine every week.

Please contact Carlina Duan,, with a request for an application.


Student Life M- Lead Collective Impact Graphic Artist

September 19, 2014

Basic Function
To assist the Student Life M-Lead Collective Impact efforts and initiatives with advertising and marketing needs.

Website and Graphic Design and maintenance experience
Technical knowledge necessary to maintain various mediums
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to problem-solve and work with limited financial resources
Ability to communicate effectively in a group setting
Demonstrated ability to handle logistics and planning of projects
Experience working with people of diverse age, background, and experience levels
Must have access to professional design, editing, and publications software applications

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Full Time Position with MyBuys

September 18, 2014

As a member of the MyBuys Professional Services team, you will be responsible for creating mockups and production creative for web recommendations zones, product-based emails, and online ads that we offer to our e-commerce clients.

This role is directly tied to client results and the key performance metrics for MyBuys.

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Please submit materials to Gary Giesow at

Categories: Full Time


Work Study at the UMMA Museum Store

September 17, 2014

Museum Store Associate:

Assist customers; operate cash register; open and close store; restock merchandise; assist with displays; provide information and customer service to visitors; clean and organize work areas. Other tasks as assigned by manager.

You will also have the opportunity to put your creativity to work in making creative displays.

Please contact Jessica London

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Categories: Work Study


Gallery Attendants Needed

September 17, 2014

The Stamps School for Art & Design maintains several gallery spaces:  The Slusser Gallery and Work Ann Arbor.
Gallery attendants must have work study awards and will be working part time.  Those with an interest in, or have an aptitude for, exhibitions are encouraged to apply.

Please send your resume to Scott Creech ASAP

Work Ann Arbor is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 7pm

The following times are especially in need of coverage:
Tuesday afternoon
Wednesday mid-day
Thursday afternoon

In your email, please include the hours you are available to work.

Categories: Work Study


Freelance Mural Opportunity

September 16, 2014

The new restaurant Salads Up is seeking a mural artist.  A large exterior wall of the restaurant is an ideal space for a mural that can capture life in Ann Arbor and the U of M.  The final design will be agreed upon between the chosen artist and the owners.

Please submit a resume and link to your portfolio (preferably with examples of previous mural work) to Rebecca Rosenthal by Sept 30, 2014.

Compensation to be negotiated with selected artist/designer.


Full Time Position at Artonic

September 15, 2014

Artonic, a leading digital marketing agency located in Tecumseh, MI seeks a full-time prototyper & graphic designer with a portfolio that includes website design layout. Join our positive work environment, wear what you want, and be part of an amazingly talented team.

Send resume, work examples, and desired compensation to

Categories: Full Time


Crushed Ivory Challenge

September 15, 2014

Elephant poaching is at its highest level in decades and it continues to rise. More than 35,000 elephant were killed in 2013 for the illegal ivory trade. These animals are being slaughtered across Africa to meet an insatiable global demand for ivory. Scores of the park rangers who work to protect them have also been killed.

We’re asking for your help in turning the crushed ivory into educational tools that can be distributed around the country. Through this pro-bono design challenge, you have the opportunity to create a compelling, thought provoking, informative and impactful display to increase awareness about our fight against illegal wildlife trade.

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