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Job Posting FAQ

Job Posting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How long are position announcements posted?
You select the posting and expiration dates.

Who sees the announcements?
Your announcements are seen only by current MIAD students and graduates who are registered with CanvassCareers.

May I post a position for a volunteer?
Yes, volunteer positions may be posted. However, it probably will be more challenging to get interest for an unpaid opportunity. We try to reserve all unpaid opportunities for non-profit companies. Any volunteer (freelance) opportunities posted by for-profit companies may be viewed as free labor.

What does an internship involve?
All internships at MIAD are for credit. The following three fundamental requirements exist for businesses/organizations who want to be internship sites:

1. Site will provide a minimum of 90 hours of on-site work and accomplish what is outlined in the internship description of duties and responsibilities provided by the business/organization;
2. Supervisor of student must have a professional background that coincides with the student’s interests and/or major;
3. Site must provide a workspace for the student and allow the student to work on-site. (This may be negotiated for some internships.)

How much does it cost to post an announcement?
There is no charge to post an announcement with our office through CanvassCareers.

How much do I pay the student/graduate?
The issue of compensation is best handled by discussing it with each individual that inquires about your position or opportunity.

For freelance work, do I pay per project or per hour?
The type of payment, per project or per hour, is dependent on the project and the individual completing the project. We advise discussing this with each individual that inquires about the position.

What are the majors of study at MIAD?
There are 11 majors of study at MIAD. Communication (Graphic) Design, Illustration, Industrial (Product) Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Time Based Media (Animation, Digital Video, Motion Graphics), Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Integrated Studio Arts.

Can you give me specific names of students/graduates that can complete my freelance project?
As convenient as this would be, we do not know the specific interest of and availability for all of the students/graduates who are active CanvassCareers. Most businesses and individuals successfully find a student/graduate by submitting a posting with CanvassCareers.

Can I post opportunities other than job ads?
Yes, you may also post announcements for Exhibitions, Contests/Competitions, Classes/Seminars/Lectures, and Residencies/Grants/Fellowships.

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