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SMFA Career Fellow - On Campus Work Study/Non Work Study Position

Program Purpose:
SMFA Career Fellows will . . . 
  • Act as ambassadors for the Career Center at the SMFA and promote the mission, vision and services of the Career Center
  •  Increase access to and awareness of career resources to the SMFA community
  • Provide guidance and support to their peers on career related topics including navigating Tufts and Tufts resources, career exploration and career preparation 
  • Develop, plan and execute events at the SMFA
  •  Support Career Center signature programs

SMFA Career Fellows will . . . 
  •  Host and Run weekly Career Labs (drop-in hours) for SMFA students to:
  •  Conduct one-on-one resume and cover letter critiques as well as discuss the internship search process and online resources
  • Teach students how to navigate online resources including the Tufts Career Center website, Handshake, The Herd, LinkedIn and other major career exploration and internship job and search resources
  •  Advise on arts-specific resources and opportunities (portfolio reviews, residencies, etc)
  • Develop and lead workshops on a variety of topics that promote the Career Center mission and educational goals for students
  • Produce episodes of the Career Fellow podcast: From Here, To There, regularly
  • Create and contribute regular career-advice focused content in the form of social media posts, flyers, blog posts, videos, etc.
  • Work closely with the SMFA career advisor to develop SMFA specific programming, resources and opportunities
  • Provide support at Signature Career Center events
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Must be a currently enrolled BFA or dual degree student at the SMFA
  •  Rising Tufts Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation abilities, great customer service skills, and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated mentorship, coaching, advising, tutoring, or related experience
  •  Demonstrated ability to work well with a team to collaborate on projects and events
  •  Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and exhibit a high level of reliability
  • Be knowledgeable of student organizations and campus resources
  •  Past experience with or interest in Career Center resources and services a plus
  •  Creativity and enthusiasm!
  •  Must be in good standing with the university and have a 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Be available to work 4-7 hours/week including some evening and weekend hours on the SMFA campus for a full academic year
Training, Pay, and Supervision
  • Fellows must be able to attend a mandatory orientation on Friday May 5 from 3-4pm
  • Fellows must be able to participate in ongoing training throughout the summer and attend a mandatory retreat prior to the start of Fall semester
  •  Fellows must attend and participate in weekly meetings on Fridays at 2pm (potential for zoom for Boston-based fellows)
  •  Career Fellows are paid $15 per hour
  • SMFA Career Fellows will be supervised by Katie Sullivan, Assistant Director

Benefits of participation
  • Strengthen and develop your interpersonal, public speaking, programming, marketing, and career advising skills
  • Work in an office environment where you are truly part of the team, and where your opinions and suggestions are respected
  • Evaluate your own career development and explore new options through extensive exposure to career resources, programs, and workshops
  •  Develop insight and vision regarding personal career preparation
  •  Improve writing, editing, and presentation skills
  • Network and collaborate with staff, faculty and other professionals
  • Build communication and interpersonal skills through advising students
  • Increase leadership and confidence

  • Applications Due March 12 11:59pm
  • Interviews begin March 27 - March 3
  • Fellow Offers made by April 7
  • Fellows commit by April 21
  • Mandatory Orientation Friday, May 5, 3pm