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Graduate On-Campus Employment

MICA offers a wide variety of on-campus employment opportunities. Depending on student skills and interest, a graduate student can find work as a Graduate Program Assistant, Sound Technician in the Graduate Research Lab, or through a myriad of jobs in MICA's Operations.

On-Campus Employment Opportunities

Community Arts in the Student Activities Office

Community Arts within the Student Activities Office offers expanded professional development opportunities to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students with interests in community based learning through the fine and applied arts. Participating MICA students, referred to as Community Site Leaders (CSLs) are able to experience the dynamics of communities while teaching and facilitating art classes in schools, neighborhood art centers, or homeless/transitioning facilities throughout Baltimore. CSLs earn a small stipend in exchange for their work. Applications are due at the beginning of the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Kristen Smith
Assistant Director for Community Arts
Student Activities Office
Meyerhoff, First Floor

Graduate Exhibition Assistants
(Exhibitions Office Appointee)

Graduate Exhibition Assistants attend training workshops in the fall semester in preparation to work alongside exhibition staff on a minimum of two art installations in campus galleries. Assistants will 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. In the Spring and Summer semester, assistants will provide onsite installation support for Graduate Exhibitions and MFA Thesis candidates. A general knowledge of proper art handling techniques and safety, knowledge of technology based installations, as well as wall painting, preparation and tool skills desired.

Gerald Ross
Director, Exhibitions

Graduate Program Assistant (GPA)

GPAs serve as key liaison for critical information (campus events, registration, exhibitions, and other opportunities) from the Graduate Office to faculty and students through briefings, email, blogs, flyers, and postings and works collaboratively with a variety of programs in Graduate Studies, Admission and Student Affairs to facilitate the efficient operations of the program for the Director, Resident and Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars.

Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Research Lab Assistants

Qualified students should have expertise in one or more of the following fields: 
Sound: the use of sound equipment; sound editing software and the ability to impart this information to students.
Video: the use of video equipment, video editing software and the ability to impart this information to students.
Printing: an understanding of color theory and management, an intermediate to expert level understanding of Photoshop and most importantly an attention to detail and an ability to help students problem solve issues with their prints and digital files.
Equipment: the ability to instruct students in the basic use of equipment and suggest alternate equipment if necessary or preferable.

Patrick Hunt,
Coordinator, Graduate Research Lab 

Graduate Teaching Internships (GTI)

The goal of MICA's Graduate Internship Program is to provide our MFA 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.

Stacey Salazar
GTI Instructor/Coordinator

Studio Monitor
(Office of Health and Safety Appointee)

Studio Monitors work with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager to identify health and safety hazards and uphold MICA guidelines in independent studio spaces. Requirements: The studio monitor will at times be required to lift up to 50 lbs.Studio Monitors must be available to work at least 10 hours per week. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is highly recommended.

Denelle Bowser
Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Writing Studio Tutors

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

Mary Walsh-Reynolds, Manager