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West Michigan Art Jobs

Updated list of art and arts-related jobs in the West Michigan area.  Updated monthly. 

​Resources for visual artists in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Resources include grant opportunities for artists, fellowships, artist studios, vending and market opportunities, art fairs, and more.  The mission of this resource guide is to serve and support artists in the West Michigan area with tools to elevate their careers.

Job Description: Visual Designer

Company: Ascendion

Job-Type: Full-Time, Remote

Salary: $41k - $52k

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

 

We’re seeking a visual designer to revitalize and produce a new visual identity for our org. This role is pivotal in shaping a platform for our operations and cohesive visual identity that resonates across our diverse teams in the Americas, India, and China, including engineering, PM, and design. The objective is to cultivate a vibrant, trusted people-first aesthetic that motivates our teams to embrace and act on our shared values and our unified vision. This position offers an exciting opportunity to impact the visual and functional aspects of how we operate, enhancing the way we connect and communicate within our global teams.


 

Job Description: Art Director

Company: Insight Global 

Job-Type: Full-Time, Remote

Salary: $103 - $106/hr

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

 

The main function of the Art Director is to oversee the design, preparation, and creation of new media projects using a variety of new media software applications, techniques and tools. This person supervises the activities and staff involved in preparation and production of various technical and non-technical materials, forms, manuals, brochures and literature to include, but limited to: annual reports, marketing brochures for specific company product lines, recruiting brochures.


 

Job Description: Screen Print Separator 

Company: Perrin Sportswear 

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

  • Separate artwork for a screen printing production environment

  • Produce combined vector and raster artwork separations

  • Produce photo-realistic separations, including half-tone blending

  • Create print-specification documentation for samples and R&D separations (including color callouts, hit order, flashes, meshes, art placement, garment styles and colors)

  • Update sample print specification documentation and separations when necessary

  • Check production print-specification documentation and separations if/when sample workload allows

  • Collaborate with Sampling Department and conduct research & development (R&D)

  • Document successes and failures per separated job


 

Job Description: Social Media Content Specialist 

Company: Montgomery code

Job-Type: Full-Time, Hybrid

Salary: N/A

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

 

We are adding a Social Media Content Specialist to our small but mighty product marketing team. This role will be supporting social media planning, leading content creation, and leading publishing for B2B and B2C client brands and our internal Montgomery Code brand. Some days you’ll be leading in-studio or on-site photo shoots, while other days offer remote content editing, copywriting, and publishing. If you love storytelling through brilliant photos and videos, love both consumer product and technology product spaces, and stay current with the latest social trends, this is the role for you!


 

Job Description: Women’s Apparel CAD Designer

Company: Meijer

Job-Type: Full-Time, Hybrid

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

  • Create the artistic translation of the company’s brand strategy into Own Brand textile print and pattern.

  • Work with Design & Product Development to understand seasonal pattern work needs, review all pattern strike-offs and handlooms.

  • Design seasonal print and pattern work for line development which includes prints, yarn dyes, logos, appliqués, graphics, and embroidery.

  • Aid in the creation of Style CADs for assortment presentation purposes.

  • Format all artwork development for transmission in Tech Packs.

  • Utilize team resources (internal and external) to effectively execute processes.

  • Update and maintain in house print/pattern library.

  • Establish and monitor the CAD process and calendar to ensure project deadlines.

  • Update and maintain technology, software and equipment needs.


 

Job Description: Digital Print, Diecut, Glue Operator - Corrugate

Company: ColorHub

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

 

  • Work with the production team to ensure orders are executed according to schedule

  • Review order-specific information on job sheets and in order management system

  • Set up printing press to start a production run according to specific order and production requirements

  • Control and adjust press settings, including but not limited to speed, color alignment, sheet alignment, and pressure

  • Monitor quality during runs, ensuring that production output meets overall and order-specific quality standards

  • Feed sheets into the press

  • Manage the stacking of sheets as they come off the press

 

 

Job Description: Art Faculty/Professional Artist 
Company: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site, 12 day session 
Salary: $800 to $920 USD Per Course
Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp located in beautiful Western Michigan seeks faculty to teach a variety of courses in our Visual Arts Program. Founded in 1966, Blue Lake offers two-week sessions for young artists grades 7 – 12. Open positions vary per session. Faculty positions include classes in:

  • Drawing & Painting

  • Ceramics

  • Printmaking/Book Arts

  • Fiber Arts

  • Mixed Media

  • Sculpture

  • Screen Printing on Fabric

  • Metal Arts

 

Art faculty instruct students daily in a medium of specialty and related techniques, as well as collaborating with colleagues in periodic workshops and masterclasses. Faculty members also work together to develop and present the student art show at the conclusion of the session. Sessions run from late June through August. Teaching experience and BA/BFA required, MA/MFA preferred.

 

To apply: www.bluelake.org/jobs. Phone: 1-800-221-3796 x318.

Job Description: Adjunct Instructor 3 - Digital Media Software Engineering 

Company: Kendall College of Art and Design

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: $68,000 - $78,000

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

This is a 12-month, full-time, 3-year temporary position with potential eligibility for reappointment. This faculty position is located primarily on Ferris State University’s Grand Rapids campus and will involve on-campus and online instruction of course content, as assigned/scheduled. The anticipated start date of this position is January 2024 at the earliest and August 2024 at the latest.


 

Job Description: Adjunct Faculty - Graphic Design

Company: Ferris State University

Job-Type: Part-Time, On-Site

Salary: Starting at $4,310 per 3 credit course.

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI, prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. Responsibilities for a KCAD adjunct faculty member include syllabus and class preparation, instruction during scheduled course time, providing reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s), evaluation of student performance, submission of final grades on the FSU Banner system, and archiving of both course material and student work as requested by the program chair and/or the Dean of Academic Affairs. 

Job Description: Industrial Arts Teacher 2024-2025 School Year

Company: Jenison Public Schools

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

To create a flexible educational program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to enhance student learning in accordance with each pupil’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members. To help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development into mature, able, and responsible learners. 

 

 

Job Description: Grand Rapids Fine Arts Tutor

Company:  Varsity Tutors

Job-Type: On-Site, Full-Time

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary: 

 

The Varsity Tutors platform has thousands of students looking for online Fine arts tutors nationally and in Grand Rapids. As a tutor who uses the Varsity Tutors platform, you can earn good money, choose your own hours, and truly make a difference in the lives of your students.

 

  • Enjoy competitive rates and get paid 2x per week.

  • Choose to tutor as much or as little as you want.

  • Set your own hours and schedule.

  • Get paired with students best-suited to your teaching style and preferences (from thousands of potential clients).

  • Tutor online (i.e. “work remotely”) using our purpose-built Live Learning Platform.

  • Students can take adaptive assessments through the platform and share results to help you decide where to focus.

  • We collect payment from the customers, so all you have to do is invoice the session.


 

Job Description: Warren AP Studio Art: Drawing Tutor

Company:  Varsity Tutors

Job-Type: Hybrid, Full-Time 

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary: 

 

Varsity Tutors for Schools is partnering with school districts across the country to provide equitable access to high-dosage tutoring for all students through the Varsity Tutors platform. As a school tutor on the Varsity Tutors platform, you can provide consistent, personalized learning in an effort to close both the learning and the opportunity gap.

 

  • Enjoy competitive rates and get paid 2x per week.

  • Choose to tutor as much or as little as you want.

  • Set your own hours and schedule.

  • Get paired with students best-suited to your teaching style and preferences (from thousands of potential clients).

  • Tutor online (i.e. “work remotely”) using our purpose-built Live Learning Platform.

  • Students can take adaptive assessments through the platform and share results to help you decide where to focus.

  • We collect payment from the customers, so all you have to do is invoice the session.

Job Description: Leadership Team Member 

Company: CreativeMornings

Job-Type: Volunteer, On-site

 

Position Summary:

 

CMGR is growing and changing! We are actively searching for folks to fill roles on our team to help gear up for the 2024 season. Roles include:

 

  • Email Campaign Manager

  • Vibe Setter

  • Breakfast Boss

  • Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Venue Coordinator

Job Description: Artistic Director

Company: Grand Rapids Civic Theater

Job-Type: Full-Time

Salary: $50-60,000

Benefits: Package Provided

Position Summary: 

 

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre seeks a dynamic mission-driven Artistic Director. The Artistic Director’s (AD) key mission is to set the artistic and creative vision for Civic Theatre, ensuring that the productions and processes are of the highest possible quality and that the organization is fostering a culture of inclusiveness and belonging. The AD continually assesses, improves upon, and models Civic Theatre’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values within the community.

 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and work samples (via email, google drive, website link, etc.) to jobs@william-charles.com. In the subject line please type: Artistic Director Application 2023.

 

Civic will begin reviewing applications on July 1 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable: August 2023 and Spring 2024.


 

Job Description: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Photography, Print Media, Sound, Writing, and MORE)

Company: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Job-Type: Full-time, On-site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: Package Provided

 

Position Summary:

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in a culture that benefits from a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and career paths, and we encourage nontraditional candidates to apply. All faculty and staff must embrace the School’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable institution.

 

To see open positions at the SAIC, click here and scroll down to Current Faculty Openings. Application due dates vary between October 2023 - February 2024. 


 

Job Description: Graphics Production Technician

Company: Xibitz

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

A graphic production technician is expected to work both independently and collaboratively towards set tasks while maintaining the highest quality. A technician is expected to be working on multiple projects simultaneously from start to completion. The tasks range from print and vinyl production, material handling and preparation, packaging parts, laminating substrates, creating artwork proofs and guides for installations, communicating with clients, preparing and manipulating artwork to accommodate unique processes and circumstances, etc. 


 

Job Description: Adjunct Faculty - Art and Design, High School Dual Enrollment Program

Company: KCAD

Job-Type: Temporary, Part-Time

Salary: $4,330 /credit course

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. KCAD has dual enrollment partnerships with many high schools throughout Michigan. These high schools offer students the opportunity to take KCAD classes for KCAD college credit. The classes are taught in the high school or in another site in the high school area. Responsibilities for a KCAD adjunct faculty member, for the High School Dual Enrollment program, include syllabus and class preparation, instruction during scheduled course time, providing reasonable availability to students for consultation and assistance with respect to assigned course(s), evaluation of student performance, and communication with KCAD regarding course outcomes and expectations.

Job Description: Visiting Professor - Multiple Disciplines 

Company: Grand Valley State University 

Job-Type: Full-Time, On-Site

Salary: N/A

Benefits: N/A

 

Position Summary:

 

The Department invites applicants for a Visiting Professor position in 2D Practices (Foundations, Drawing/Painting), 3D Practices (3D Foundations, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, and Sculpture), Film/Video Production, and Art Appreciation, beginning August 2024. This is a nine-month, full-time, teaching-focused appointment, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years pending institutional need. 


 

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