always looking for people who share an interest in what we are doing.
Although we rarely have full-time positions available, we offer internships
and apprenticeships, collaborate with fellow artists and engage professional
services on a contractual, commission-based, speculative or part-time
basis as needed. As
our studio explores new horizons, so our needs and opportunities expand
- so, if you like what we are doing, let
us know you're out there and you may find yourself working with
us on a project sooner than you think.
a PARTIAL LIST of people we are currently seeking:
Promoting the Art
Are you up to speed on the latest techniques for promoting things on
the Web? Social networking, blogs, Twitter, pay-per-click, YouTube?
If you think promoting the art on Jivotica sounds like fun, you should
stop reading this now and start writing us an email!
We have a straightforward commission plan with clear and simple guidelines.
No quotas to be met, no handling of merchandise and the opportunity
to work entirely from home.
Getting ink is critical for a small studio like ours. If you know how
to write things that get printed, score interview opportunities for
our artists and otherwise get our gallery noticed, we would love to
talk to you.
Making the Art
Costume Designers & Seamstresses
We are looking for costume designers and seamstresses to help us create
and produce several multi-media statue projects. The official Ded Bob
statue currently available through our store is a good example of the
sort of thing we are looking for. Interested in designing the pattern
but not in producing (or the other way around)? Contact us anyway as
we often split these duties between two people.
Sculptors, Casters & Painters, Oh My!
We generally prefer collaborative projects that work on a speculative,
joint-venture model but we also contract artistic services outright
if the conditions warrant (especially for small parts of a piece such
as lathe work for a turned wood base etc.).
Electronics & Animatronics
Do you know your way around circuit boards, servos and wiring for small
electronic components? We're working on several ideas that will incorporate
sound, light and movement on things like statues and desktop art (think
along the lines of motion-sensing Halloween decorations or talking dolls.)
If this excites you, we need to talk.
Internships and Apprenticeships
We are seeking interns in the following areas:
Sales & Marketing (learn by doing while earning commissions!)
(we provide all training)
Painting/finishing (must have experience with airbrush)
Although our intern programs are generally unpaid, they
can easily lead to a staff position later, can often yield college credit,
build your portfolio and looks great on a resume.
We are looking for a handful of freelance designers who can
help out with everything from Web graphics. logo and package design
to executing a large number of designs for our Zazzle and Cafe Press
stores. Most work is done on spec but we offer a generous profit-sharing
plan as designs are sold.
Models (any gender/age)
We have a sporatic need for models of various types. Assignments range
from posing for a sculpture we are producing to modeling for a 2-D piece
of art (posters and the like). Interested in modeling for us? Email
photos or simply let us know where your portfolio can be found (Model
Mania number, etc.) Our work typically falls in the fantasy, sci-fi,
historical, horror and erotica genres; some projects entail nudity (though
most do not). If you are NOT interested in being considered for any
of these specific areas, be sure to let us know so we don't contact
you with assignments that are not of interest.
We use models for many projects, so if you are in SE Michigan and are
good with models, please send us your information/URL and we'll be in
Know how to light small to mid-size products for maximum dramatic effect?
Can you capture the essence of a scifi, fantasy or horror piece of art?
While we generally do our own product photography, if you are in the
SE Michigan area, send us your info/samples and we will contact you
when an assignment comes up.
We have a few photo retouchers at Jivotica but occasionally require
services outside our own staff, so direct us to your portfolio and we'll
be in touch.