Paul Lai’s photographs on The Baltimore Sun’s website

BMX riders featured in web gallery of Paul Lai…

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MICA Photo is proud to announce that Paul Lai now has work featured on the Baltimore Sun’s web page called, “The Dark Room”. It’s a space created for photojournalistic endeavors, and it’s currently featuring a web gallery of work by Paul Lai.

From the article (courtesy of The Baltimore Sun):

For a recent photo essay, MICA student Paul Lai turned the lens on his friends — a dedicated group of Baltimore BMX riders. “I think they don’t even have food sometimes,” he said. “But BMX is like their life.”

Congratulations, Paul! Take a look at the gallery here:

http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2017/06/paul-lais-photos-of-bmx-bikers-in-baltimore/#1

“The Contemporary” seeks interns

The Contemporary needs interns…deadline soon!

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The Contemporary is currently accepting Internship Applications for September 2017 – May 2018. 

The deadline is July 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.

The internship primarily provides a platform and budget for emerging arts scholars to design, research, and produce an issue of our annual intern publication, Scroll. Each year, the intern team works together to identify a theme relating to the mission and history of the museum. Interns then spend the majority of their time working on their Scroll issue under the guidance of museum staff.

Additionally, the position is an opportunity for individuals to learn about the operation of a nomadic, non-collecting museum focused on site-specific and subject-oriented projects in Baltimore. Interns will work closely with our small staff to carry out projects and facilitate our additional programming such as our Speaker Series that brings internationally-recognized artists, critics, curators, and art professionals to Baltimore.

The Contemporary offers each intern a stipend of $1000 and a production budget for Scroll. Academic credit may be arranged with the intern’s college/university. Student status, however, is not a prerequisite for consideration.

If you have any questions about the application process, please send inquiries to Education Director Lee Heinemann: lheinemann@contemporary.org with “Internship Inquiry” in the subject line.

The Contemporary is a nomadic, non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission expands the idea of a museum as an incubator that commissions site-specific and subject-oriented projects. We engage diverse audiences and advance contemporary art through projects and educational programming. Our work is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere. 

Alumni exhibits in local brewery…

Cameron Hanley to show recent work at Cushwa Brewing Company

Final Cameron Beer Cushwa Poster

Come see the show, and tip a cold one with the artist at the opening on June 25th, 12 – 5PM.

Special thanks to Hahnemühle!

MICA Photo and The Palladium Printing class would like to extend a huge thank you to Hahnemühle for their gracious donation of papers to our Palladium class this past spring!

For more information regarding Hahnemühle’s wonderful selection of fine art papers please visit the link here!

Opportunities at John Hopkins

Full-time positions available at Johns Hopkins…

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Johns Hopkins has posted two positions now accepting applications on their website. The details are listed below. Scroll to view details on both positions:

Associate Director

Classified Title: Academic Program Administrator

Requisition #: 314347

Range: MC

Level: 3

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Status: Full Time

School: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office: 443-997-5100

 

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The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program with a three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation. It offers free filmmaking and photography workshops to Baltimore youth ages 16 to 29, and shares student fellow work with a wide audience through public screenings and the website: filmartsbaltimore.org. The program is assembling an archive of Baltimore stories told by new, young artists. The program has entered year two of the grant. The program is a complex network of partner organizations and individuals; participants with a wide variety of needs and from a wide variety of backgrounds; and a range of workshops, events, and locations. The Associate Director will work in close collaboration with FMS faculty and the Program Coordinator in administering the program, and must be fully devoted to the mission. Periodic weekend hours will be required for program workshops and events.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performance Management:

(For employees who supervise full-time staff.)

  • Conduct annual reviews
  • Staff development
  • Provide ongoing feedback and constructive criticism
  • Prioritize and direct work efforts, providing guidance and direction
  • Conflict resolution
  • Motivate for higher collaboration and performance
  • Conduct interviews and make recommendations for hire

Examples of Measures for Performance Management:

  • Expectations are clear, well communicated, and relate to the goals and objectives of the department or unit
  • Staff receive frequent, constructive feedback, including interim evaluations as appropriate
  • Staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to accomplish goals
  • The requirements of the performance planning and evaluation system are met and evaluations are completed by established deadlines with proper documentation
  • Performance issues are addressed and documented as they occur
  • Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absences
  • Notifies staff of upcoming job-related training opportunities and encourages attendance
  • Frequent interaction with staff to keep informed of workloads, issues, accomplishments, etc.
  • Equitably assigns tasks/evaluates priorities considering team members’ workloads and skill sets
  • Takes a team approach to issue resolution and/or completing tasks/projects

Program Administration and Oversight:

  • Oversee all aspects of recruitment and enrollment of in-school and out-of-school youth from high schools, youth programs, and other community organizations; and registrations and releases for student fellows, minor and adult
  • Work with principal investigator in all aspects of promotion of the program, from recruiting for workshops to promoting events to raising awareness of the program in Baltimore and beyond
  • Oversee and maintain program website
  • Work with program director to review workshop proposals, develop workshops, and revise workshop descriptions
  • Oversee all aspects of workshops. Responsibilities include:
    • Coordinating workshop proposal submissions for review by FMS faculty (receive, log). This includes collecting curriculum vitae, syllabi, and equipment lists
    • Scheduling correspondence with instructors and teaching assistants who themselves keep workshop attendance sheets
    • Overseeing delivery deadlines for workshop materials from instructors to program office
    • Maintaining communication with student fellows between workshop meetings
    • Manage instructor, assistant, and student fellow contracts (draft using a template; mail to instructors; maintain a checklist to track signed, returned contracts)
    • Monitor background checks for instructors and assistants (maintain a checklist in cooperation with JHU HR)
    • Assist in identifying and hiring instructors and teaching assistants
    • Work with principal investigator to identify and pursue community partnerships to support workshops and events
    • Represent the principal investigator as needed at meetings and special functions
  • Oversee all aspects of event planning 3 to 6 times per year. Responsibilities include:
    • Identifying and scheduling event spaces for the exhibition of student fellow work
    • Planning the program for each event
    • Scheduling caterers and AV support
    • Identifying and scheduling guest speakers when necessary

Financial

  • Monitor all aspects of payroll administration, vendor payments, student fellow stipends, guest honoraria and other financial matters
  • Provide oversight in the development, preparation, projections and reconciliation of program budgets
  • Oversee and monitor the budget and program expenditures, including payment of instructor and assistant salaries, outreach and other contractor payments, student fellow stipend awards, location rental fees, transportation fees, equipment and office supply acquisition
  • Reconcile accounts and make journal transfers as required
  • Develop required program reports, both budget and non-budget for the Program Director

Academic and Administrative Support:

  • Monitor day-to-day operations of the office
  • Oversee all aspects of program communications and relations with other departments, general office administration, computer/data services, and facility/maintenance needs
  • Administer academic support services
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience required. Prefer experience in hiring and supervising staff; in teaching and curriculum design; and in children’s programs, arts programs, and/or community outreach. Prefer experience in film production.

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and communication skills, oral and written
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to details
  • Solid working knowledge of video, audio, and sound recording equipment
  • Solid working knowledge of software to support film and photographic arts
  • Highly proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP and other JHU systems preferred
  • Website management skills helpful

Preferred Qualifications

*Cover letter and resume should be submitted for full consideration

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Position number two:

Program Coordinator

Requisition #: 314348

Range: OF

Level: 3

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Status: Full Time

School: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Administrative

Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office 443-997-5100

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General Description

The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program with a three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation. It offers free filmmaking and photography workshops to Baltimore youth ages 16 to 29, and shares student fellow work through public screenings and the website: filmartsbaltimore.org. The program has entered year two of the grant. The Program Coordinator supports FMS faculty and the Associate Director in administering the program, and must be fully devoted to the mission. The ideal candidate will be organized, energetic, efficient, and detail-oriented.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Coordination and Administration

  • Administer payroll, including student fellow stipends (receive and log, review for accuracy, enter into database); instructor salaries (enter data in SAP for payroll purposes, process any salary changes); assistant salaries; and occasional guest honoraria.
  • Assist in administering other aspects of the budget including payment of location fees and transportation fees
  • Assist in coordination of instructor and student fellow contracts (draft using a template; mail to instructors; maintain a checklist to track signed, returned contracts)
  • Coordinate permissions and releases for student fellows, minor and adult (maintain a checklist, follow up on missing permissions and releases)
  • Monitor background checks for instructors and assistants (maintain a checklist in cooperation with JHU HR)
  • Assist in coordination of student fellow applications and registration (maintain a checklist)
  • Track student fellow attendance (monitoring instructor attendance sheets)
  • Assist in assembling course completion certificates
  • Coordinate course proposal submissions for review by FMS faculty (receive, log)
  • Other duties as assigned

Course/Event Planning and Marketing

  • Assisting in scheduling of courses and workshops
  • Assisting in event planning, 3-5 times per year, including scheduling rooms for screening of student fellow work and/or assisting in scheduling guest speakers, and assisting in promoting events via social networking sites
  • Assisting in oversight of program website
  • Assisting in promotion of program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

High School Diploma/G.E.D. required, Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Requires 5 years of progressively responsible experience. Experience in social networking; children’s programs and/or community outreach; or in film and photographic arts a plus.

Special Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and working with databases
  • Familiarity with SAP is desirable

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

MICA Photo alum featured in “The Guardian”

Rafael Soldi’s images featured in “Guardian” article…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that alum, Rafael Soldi, has his photographs featured in an article by “The Guardian”. One of his images from the article is featured below:Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 10.38.55 AM

Follow link for full article and photographs:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/man-shot-milo-yiannopoulos-protest-seattle-trump-interview

 

Above photograph courtesy of “The Guardian”.

 

Attention photographers: Position open at Longwood University in Farmville, VA!

Longwood University seeks photographer for marketing & communications position…

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Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of University Photographer/ Media Specialist III within the University Marketing and Communications department.

 

http://www.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/00002-Media-Specialist-III-Univ.-Photographer.pdf

 

The University Photographer should be a talented and motivated individual that is truly excited to help bring the university’s brand to life through creative and visual storytelling. This individual will build and lead a dependable team of student workers, as well as work closely with the rest of the marketing team, to help set and accomplish strategic content goals consistent with the tone and strategy outlined in Longwood’s brand guide. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing and Content Strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Plan and develop creative original photography through a variety of techniques (studio, conceptual/fine art, landscape, candid, portrait, action, etc.) for websites, social media, print and other avenues that will help tell Longwood’s story and engage internal and external audiences
  • Capture photography at university events as needed to help support marketing goals
  • Conduct post-production image editing and prepare files for cataloging appropriately
  • Build and manage a dependable team of skilled student photographers (as well as an outside collection of freelancers) to help accomplish content goals and cover events as needed
  • Manage and organize archive of digital photos with appropriate metadata and tagging, as well as assist marketing team in photography recommendations for a wide variety of print and electronic media
  • Coordinate an ongoing calendar of photography, and confer with the rest of the marketing team to determine photographic needs and recommend solutions
  • Remain mission and goal-oriented, placing the brand and strategic marketing needs first
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing and Content/Strategy

    REQUIREMENTS:

• Considerable amount of experience in professional photography or equivalent combination of training and experience required

  • Must demonstrate strong creative photography talents with working knowledge of advanced photography principles and techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities
  • Must demonstrate the ability to conceptualize new and creative ideas, set and achieve goals, learn and become proficient with new equipment and software, and work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate well with diverse audiences
  • Strong portfolio showcasing high quality, creative photography with an emphasis on people is required. Portfolio must demonstrate advanced photography principles and techniques.Pay Band 4, minimum starting salary of $32,619.Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. Position will be posted a minimum of five days. Review of applications will begin immediately. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Applicants must include all qualifications and work history on the State application. A link to the applicant’s online portfolio must be included in the Additional Information section of the state application. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Resumes will not substitute for a complete application.Human Resources Longwood University
    201 High Street Farmville, VA 23909 Phone: 434-395-2074 Fax: 434-395-2666 Email: humres@longwood.edu