Current Opportunties

Internship and Career Opportunities at Decker Library

Email refer@mica.edu if you are interested in doing your MLIS practicum at MICA. 

We're seeking people to be part of our team to help us achieve our goals: 

  • To become a participatory library, where conversations in physical and digital spaces create knowledge that is beneficial to the MICA community.
  • To practice critical librarianship, where we help our community develop critical thinking skills, provide information literacy instruction, promote being an engaged citizen, and critique power and privilege, including developing antiracist frameworks.
  • To become a beta space that allows for the prototyping of new and iterative ideas.
  • To be in partnership with campus units to better support learning.

Become MICA's first College Archivist! 

  • Are you passionate about organizing and providing access to primary source records, physical and born-digital?
  • Have you wished you could build an institutional archive from top to bottom?
  • Do you like doing a little bit of everything?
  • Do you notice and try to perfect tiny details while also being able to share thoughts constructively and with empathy?
  • Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work? 

Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, change-oriented leader for our College Archivist position. 

The College Archivist will build a robust archival program at MICA (a nearly 200-year-old institution with no official institutional archive), manage our digital preservation and digitization activities, and actively participate in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach. 

The most important things to do in the next few years will be to:

  1. Create your team (two FT positions report to the College Archivist and are currently empty so the College Archivist can build their ideal team).
  2. Develop a records management schedule (so you know what material becomes archives).
  3. Collaborate with MICA’s Technology Department to preserve electronic emails, documents, files.
  4. Prepare for MICA’s 2026 Bicentenial 

We're looking for someone who loves helping people and is open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something you just do on the side but is infused in your everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students--you will want to ensure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them. 

We are committed to providing support for you as well, including: 

  • Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work.
  • Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.
  • Fostering a healthy work/life balance.

Full Time: 35 hours per week, eligible for up to 3 work from home days per week

Required: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree, 5 years of archival experience, and management experience.

We are willing to consider transferable skills as experience. Applications will be reviewed by the search committee on a rolling basis. The start date is negotiable. 

So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and the idea of building something new, please use the following link for more information and how to apply: