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June 2015
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JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

JOBS
 
The MECA Online Job + Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up and see more job details.

New job postings on MOJO:
Production Sewers, The Hut
After School Art Instructors, Gorham Arts Alliance
Southern Maine Hillel Director, Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
Studio Technician, Laura Zindel Design
Administrative Assistant, Fal River Health Center

Other jobs:
Creative Services Specialist, Steelcase
Coordinator of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs, USM
AmeriCorp for Maine Conservation Corp
AmeriCorp for LearningWorks
AmeriCorp Vista for Goodwill
AmeriCorp Vista for ArtVan

INTERNSHIPS

On MECA's Internship Board
Portland Museum of Art: Learning and Interpretation Assistant
Cider Mill Press: Graphic Design Intern
Timberland: Women's Design

Other:
Maine International Trade Center Internship
 
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EXHIBITION + OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

 

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Denmark (ME) Arts Center: Artists' Midway
Seeking proposals for temporary installations, interactive experiences and more for Denmark Arts Center DAM JAM festival. Includes a $750 honorarium and materials budget. 
Deadline: July 1

Public Art Competition: Art in Transit
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) announces a juried public art competition, open to all professional artists living or working within 150 miles of Philadelphia. Budget: $200,000
Deadline: July 27

MECA Collect Art Sale
The art sale features a unique, diverse and unexpected array of work in a variety of genres with a range of sizes, prices and media, including original furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, textiles, drawings, and more. One to five works in any media priced by the artists will be sold to benefit MECA's Scholarship Fund, with 50% commission or full donation options.
Deadline: August 3
 
  
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 RESIDENCIES, GRANTS + FELLOWSHIPS

RESIDENCIES

Visible Futures Lab
School of the Visual Arts, NYC
Artists research and develop projects that explore and expand the philosophy of purposeful and extensible art and design. Includes an artist stipend.

Fort Union National Monument
National Parks Foundation, NM
The Artist in Residence program is designed for all artists to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape and history of Fort Union National Monument. The prospective candidate must present a cohesive body of work, a complete application including their resume, biography and proposal of their residency project and how it reflects and may be inspired park resources.
Deadline: July 1
 
Supported with a weekly stipend, the Fellow will be in residence at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado. Tenure may range between 8 to 24 weeks (two to six months). Stipend of $875 per week. Must be currently enrolled in MA, PhD, or post-doctoral level studies. 
Deadline: June 30

College Art Association Fellowship
CAA has begun accepting applications from MFA and PhD students for its Professional Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. For the current cycle, CAA will award grants of $10,000 each to outstanding students who will receive their MFA and PhD degrees in calendar year 2016.
Deadline for MFA: November 16


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STUDENTS, ALUMNI  + FACULTY AT WORK

The Maine Sunday Telegram ran a front page story about Maine College of Art's focus to provide students with the skills needed to be creative professionals for life. The story featured alumni John Nelson, Miles Spadone, Brian Wilk, and Katie Ackley. 
 
Brian Wilk, a 1995 Maine College of Art graduate, has two MECA students as interns in his department at toy giant Hasbro in Pawtucket, R.I., where he is a vice president. Contributed photo
MECA Alum and Trustee Brian Wilk, Vice-President of Design for Hasbro.



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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
 

The Grow Cart was created by Hannah Merchant '13, who majored in Woodworking and Furniture Design and minored in Public Engagement. This mobile farm stand was designed in partnership with Cultivating Community for her Public Engagement Capstone project. The Grow Cart is used to deliver local organic produce and supports Cultivating Community's Eldershare and Farmshare distribution efforts in the city of Portland.

In the most recent MECA Magazine, we profiled our Public Engagement program and created a timeline that documents the history starting in 1989.
Read the magazine.

 

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