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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

Freelance: Create flier for “Mixed Emotions” Academic Conference

May 18, 2015

The BioSocial Methods Collaborative at the Institute for Social Research is seeking an artist to create a visually striking poster to advertise an upcoming academic conference, “Mixed Emotions : ) : An interdisciplinary discussion of theory, methods and applications.” The conference highlights research on complex human emotions, such as the “bittersweet” or “scared/excited” feelings one experiences around major life events (starting college, retiring, having a child).

The artist will receive $100 compensation. Please submit your resume and link to portfolio to

Content Creator for the Goodman Theatre (Chicago)

May 12, 2015

This is a temporary position funded by a grant from the Lila Wallace Foundation for two years. Additional funding may be available after the first two year cycle period of the grant.

As part of the Wallace Foundation grant this position will focus on developing an increased and loyal ongoing audience for new work by contemporary writers at the Goodman. He/she will supplement new initiatives through the creation of rich content across multi-media channels and will work with members of the Goodman’s artistic and education and community engagement departments to develop new audience engagement programming.

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Categories: Full Time

Freelance Painting Opportunity

May 12, 2015

The Midwest Community Development Organization is seeking a talented artist to participate in a ground-breaking, nationally recognized event! The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and 30,000 of its constituents will be in Detroit, Michigan for its annual session June 21-26, 2015 at the Cobo Hall Center. During the iROCK Young Adult Explosion on Thursday, June 25 at 7p.m., we are looking for someone to paint an inspiring, family-friendly painting on a large canvas while a Christian message is being delivered.

There is no compensation involved; however the opportunity and national exposure will be invaluable.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity to have recognition on a national stage, please submit your resume and link to your portfolio to: by Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:59pm. For any question please contact Marlena Taylor at(313)729-4287.

Categories: Freelance: Art

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

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Design Fellowship at the Walker

May 6, 2015

The Walker is pleased to announce that its 2015–16 Mildred Friedman Design Fellowship is now open for application.

Ideal candidates will be firmly grounded in visual design principles and the print design process with some experience in interaction design. In addition to print-based projects such as exhibition identities, wayfinding, and collateral materials, this year’s fellow will also work on select online publishing initiatives.

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Categories: Fellowships

Two Teaching Assistant Opportunities at Adrian College

May 6, 2015

Digital and Photography Area Teaching Assistant for AY 2015/2016

This yearlong position is designed for students who seek advanced experience in digital art and/or photography and have already completed an undergraduate degree (either a BA or BFA in art).  These students enter the program with the intent of strengthening their portfolios for application to graduate school or to refine their skills and qualifications for other professional positions. Assistants work under the guidance of a faculty member, participate in departmental critiques, and assist the Department of Art and Design in a number of ways.

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Ceramics Area Teaching Assistant

This position is designed for students who seek advanced experience in ceramic art
and have already completed an undergraduate degree (either a BA or BFA in art). 
These students enter the program with the intent of strengthening their portfolios
for application to graduate school or to refine their skills and qualifications for other
professional positions. Assistants work under the guidance of a faculty member,
participate in departmental critiques, and assist the Department of Art and Design
in a number of ways.

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Categories: Full Time, Part Time

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