Career Opportunities

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UX Engineer (Designer) for Enova

May 28, 2015

At Enova, UX Engineers advocate for our customers, designing interactions for a variety of products and audiences. Using sketches, storyboards and prototypes to communicate and sell our ideas, UX Engineers refine requirements, test interface’s effectiveness and collaborate with departments as part of a cross-functional team.

Click here for full details and to apply

Categories: Full Time

Art Mentors Needed

May 27, 2015

Elaine Fisher of Michigan Mentorships is seeking 1 Computer Design art mentor and 1 Art History/Art mentor.

The Michigan Mentorships matches gifted H.S. students with UM Juniors or Seniors meeting for 8 hours (Four 2 Hour sessions). Suzan is interested in computer design and Allison is interested in Art History and Studio art. A Reception is held June 25th.  The 8 hours are completed by August 20th,

The experience of mentoring a high school student is often a very rewarding experience.  Participating UM students will receive compensation of $135..

Please contact Elaine Fisher, MI Mentorships Director, and include a link to your portfolio or call 734.663.1706

Internship with Ann Arbor Film Festival

May 26, 2015

The Ann Arbor Film Festival offers hands-on experience in the day to day operations of our modest arts organization. We recognize that active learning through direct participation in the field can play an essential role in developing the careers of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders. We also know that our organization benefits greatly from the energy and dedication of our interns. In this regard, we strive to nurture these important relationships by offering opportunities that support these shared goals.

About the Internship:
Summer intern needed in small non-profit media arts organization, flexible hours, college credit available. The
Ann Arbor Film Festival offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates, and provides the
opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution.

Click here for full details

Categories: Internship

Full Time Graphic Designer for Devex (Washington, DC)

May 26, 2015

Are you a graphic designer or digital artist interested in joining the media platform for the global development community?

If the answer is yes, then read on…

Devex is currently seeking a graphic designer to join our super talented Marketing & Communications team. A successful candidate for this role will have a self-starter attitude, a devotion to details and a passion for executing creative ideas to engage our community of over 1 million global development professionals with beautiful and effective content and great storytelling visuals.

This is a fast-paced, full-time position based in our Washington, DC headquarters, and demands an independent, organized and versatile professional who and can handle multiple tasks and deadlines at once.

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Categories: Full Time

Graphic Novel Artist Needed

May 26, 2015

Zachary Menzo is seeking an artist to create illustrations for his graphic novel. The novel is a fictional story based in real science. A collection of characters is followed through their adventures through space and time and the development of new technology. Although considerable work has been put in to create rough concepts of all of the artwork to be done, the illustrator would have great artistic freedom to bring their own style and vision.

Compensation for your work would be a percentage of the profits from the sale of the novel. Involvement on this project would be a great opportunity to publish your work.

If you are interested, please send samples of your work to Zachary (

Categories: Freelance: Art

Student Art Coordinator Position

May 18, 2015

Palmer Commons
Student Art Coordinator Position
Job Code: 22600
Job Description:
• 10 - 12 hours/week
• Preferably a second or third year art student
• Maintain and diversify Palmer Commons’ existing artwork collection
• Act as Palmer Commons liaison to build relationships within the UM art community, including students, departments, faculty, as well as Ann Arbor community resources in order to build and rotate Palmer Commons’ student art collection
• Pursue and develop exhibition opportunities that benefit artists and enrich the UM community experience at Palmer Commons
• Maintain art collection inventory, database and Art Loan Agreements
• Maintain and schedule the Palmer Chalk Wall in conjunction with the Palmer Multi-media coordinator
• Must have working knowledge of art and technical aspects of exhibiting art
• Help in marketing Palmer Commons as a desirable exhibit destination to UM art students, faculty and Ann Arbor community
• Help develop goals and objectives for the art coordinator position
• Develop a succession plan to hand down to incoming art coordinators
• Skills: Microsoft Office Suite basics, interpersonal skills, ability to work independently as well as with a group, experience with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign and other graphic design software a plus
• Position offers a flexible schedule and the opportunity to build on skills such as project management, responsibility, networking, while adding to your career resume
• Actively participate in self-assessment to determine Student Learning Outcomes

Hourly Pay: $10.00
Contact Information: Melanie Pizzulo, General Manager,,
(734) 615.9260

Categories: Part Time

Commission Mural Painting

May 6, 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Community Mural Project

Jasper Community Arts is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a commissioned publicnexterior art mural in the city of Jasper, Indiana. The Mural Committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to the Jasper Community Arts Board of Commissioners.

East-facing wall of the Krempp Lumber building
215 Main St, Jasper, IN 47546

Current Finish: Paint on Concrete block and brick
Artist Commission:  $4000

Click here for full details

Freelance Art Opportunity with Sneakers by Jordana

May 5, 2015

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 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 who will be living in New York City this summer with advanced drawing skills that can help draw and color our designs.  We pay by the shoe and prices will be negotiated with each artist. If interested, email, and we can give you more information about this opportunity!

OR, please email with your resume and your portfolio link by May 30, 2015



April 2, 2015

There’s a 500,000-gallon steel water tower in Ann Arbor that needs a fresh coat of paint, and the city has decided to make it into a public art contest.

The city is now calling on artists and students to submit ideas for “art in the sky” that could be chosen to adorn the water tower off Washtenaw Avenue.

The contest is free to enter and open to Ann Arbor residents and students living in Ann Arbor. The deadline to enter is June 1.

Click here for an entry form and photos of the tower

The winner will receive $500 and will have his or her design placed 150 feet in the air for all to see.

Categories: Contest

Advertising Design Intern, Product Development Intern

March 16, 2015

The Bradford Group (Illinois) is looking for a highly talented individual interested in a full-time advertising design internship to work with a fast-paced business division at The Bradford Group. This individual will be responsible for the layout and design of promotional material and direct mail advertising, and will assist our Senior Designer on various projects as needed.

We are also looking for candidates interested in pursuing a career in the product development field who are seeking hands-on experience. The Product Development Intern will be responsible for assisting teams with concepting new products and preparing those concepts for presentation to the company. Ideal candidates should possess strong traditional artistic and illustration skills, as well as demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop. This is a full-time, paid internship.

See full details on Career Center Connector

Categories: Internship

Downtown Traverse City’s Marketing & Event Planning Internship

February 23, 2015

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority/Downtown Traverse City Associations’s Marketing & Events Internship is a 10 - 15 week program. The internship will provide the individual with opportunities to hone their event planning skills, utilize social media, collect and evaluate data, and work with a variety of industry related professionals in a multitude of channels. This internship will allow the intern to assist in the fruition of many thriving events in a downtown setting.

Full details on Career Center Connector


Costume Designer for Into the Woods

December 1, 2014

MUSKET, Michigan’s student-run musical theatre organization, is searching for a costume designer for INTO THE WOODS.  The show will be performed March 27-29, 2015, in the Power Center for the Performing Arts.

MUSKET is a great opportunity to design for a fully realized musical in a 1300 seat theatre. The designer will receive an extensive budget.

About INTO THE WOODS: The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Please contact


Part-time Front-End Web Developer

November 11, 2014

We know you love design, but do you geek out about code too? Q LTD is looking to hire a part-time front-end web developer who can collaborate with our creative team on a variety of web site projects. We are searching for someone with experience and proficiency with programming, but most importantly someone who has the drive to keep pushing and learning about web techniques and skills.

Q is a well-established strategic design studio headquartered in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan with satellite offices in California and Toronto. We harness the power of graphic design, language, and technology to help organizations, companies and brands communicate, inspire, and motivate.

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Categories: Part Time

Internship in Archives Conservation at Bentley Historical Library

October 31, 2014

This department works on projects as they are presented; therefore the subjects vary each term.  Our goal will be to give you a general overview of conservation work and train you in as many skills as you can absorb. We will start you out with basic principles and observation of conservators doing their normal work, then add on as opportunities present themselves.  We will give you projects to practice the skills you are learning.  You will find that these skills are applicable in other areas of endeavor and life.  Staff members are Ann Ringia and Dianna Samuelson.

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We can take on one student per term.  If this interests you, please submit your request, accompanied by your résumé and portfolio link to Ann Ringia  For the winter term, the deadline for consideration of your application will be December 1.

Categories: Internship

Freelance Graphic Design for Digital Signage

October 14, 2014

Add-Savvy, a digital signage company located in Ann Arbor, is looking for someone proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Please send a resume and a link to your portfolio to Brandon J. Jackson at by October 21, 2014.

Fee is negotiable.

Click here for an example of the work needed