Job Search Web Sites for the Arts
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
The professional association for art teachers. This website provides a listing of art jobs in education.
Good source of information about arts education, sources of funding, curriculum ideas and more.
Career Alternatives for Art Historians
Maintained by Charles M. Rosenberg at the University of Notre Dame, this page provides excellent information about options with an art history degree.
* The Association of Art History
Click on "job listings" and search positions in the following categories: academic, fellowships, miscellaneous, and museums. Under "publications" be sure to see the AAH newsletter for good career related articles.
* H-Net:Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Covers academic positions in history, the humanities, and social sciences, as well as listings in rhetoric, composition. When searching the job bank see the category for "art & architectural history". You may also wish to see the Discussion Networks link and sign up for listservs since jobs are frequently shared on these as well.
Art History Research Centre
Nice link of newsgroups and listservs that could be useful for networking.
Art History Resources on the Web
A mega site of links related to art history.
ART LIBRARIES (includes archiving)
Art Libraries Society of North America
Click on JobNet for vacancy announcements for art librarians, visual resources professionals, and other related positions. There are also links to other job posting sites at the end of the page.
American Art Therapy Association
This professional organization is dedicated to the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life enhancing. Good career information! Also has information on awards and scholarships.
National Coalition of Creative Art Therapies Associations (NCCATA)
Career and conference information on art therapy, as well as dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, and poetry therapy. Click "Jobs" for a list of available positions.
CORPORATE ART CONSULTING
Directory of Corporate Art Collections
Those involved in corporate art consulting may be interested in this collection of over 1300 corporate art collections. Note: this directory must be purchased and is available on disk. However, you may access "The Art Brief", a weekly e-mail newsletter from this page and read general information about corporate art collections.
FASHION/ TEXTILE DESIGN
Under "work" click on "how-to" for information on how to become a fashion designer, fashion model, fashion editor or fashion photographer. Click on "job listings" for free lance and internships listings.
*Fashion Career Center
Good site for the fashion industry. Post your resume on-line and/or search job listings.
The Fashion Center
Look under "fashion industry information" for lots of helpful links.
Fashion School Review
Provides lots of useful links to fashion programs as well as professional associations and potential employers. Also includes feature articles on careers in the fashion industry.
Search by geographic region for positions in apparel, bags/accessories, beauty, footwear, home fashion, retail, and textiles, including such positions as fashion designer, graphic/prints design, package design, buyer, intern/entry level, marketing/PR, photography, stylist, management and much more!
International Association of Clothing Designers & Executives
A wonderful directory of companies and individuals in the industry. Use these addresses to do a targeted job search.
See the "employment" for both a list of major employers as well as job listings.
* American Apparel and Footwear Association
Use this association’s membership directory and supplier directory to access potential employers in the fashion/footwear design industry.
Great website sponsored by the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Provides an overview of career options in this industry and links to internship and full time job postings.
Women's Wear Daily
See the classifieds for various positions in the fashion industry including fashion and jewelry design as well as a variety of other artistic areas such as graphic artist.
The Jewelry Design Professional’s Network
If you’re considering a career in jewelry design, then this professional organization may be for you to network with other members.
Visual Merchandising and Store Design
Click on calendar" for a list of related events or click on "career" to see job openings.
Textile and Apparel Management
This site, by the Textile and Apparel Management Department at the University of Missouri, provides information about related careers such as fashion designer and visual merchandiser. You will also find job and internship listings here. Click on "students", then "career opportunities."
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts: artSource
This school in Boston uses artSource which is the Artist's Resource Center’s (ARC) online professional opportunities database, offering a comprehensive index of arts-related employment opportunities, internships, civic engagement partnerships, grants, residencies, exhibitions, competitions, public art commissions, artist workspaces, and related community resources.
Contemporary Artist's Services
Has a good section on career advice for aspiring artists.
College Art Association
Post your resume online, search for jobs (mostly with institutions of higher education or museums), or explore fellowships, competitions, etc. Under "guidelines" you will also find guidelines on art-related resumes and CVs.
National Endowment for the Arts
Outstanding resource. Links to information in categories such as arts education, dance, design, film, folk arts, literature, local arts agencies, museums, music, opera, theatre and visual arts.
New York Foundation for the Arts
Excellent site! See the "for artists" section for excellent resource fellowship information.
Good general overview of career options in such areas as advertising art, animation/cartooning, desktop publishing, illustration, special effects and web design and links to related job posting sites.
Current Jobs for Graduates
Click on ?subscribers? and choose ?liberal arts? for great jobs in anthropology, archaeology, classics, college admissions/residence hall, English/writing/literature, government, history, museum studies, humanities, philosophy, political science, public administration, legislative affairs, and more.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Sign up to have the system e-mail you when a job matching your keywords is posted, or search the job bank yourself. Categories include art management (booking agent, tour management), artist services (hospitality), consulting, development (fundraising, membership), facilities management, operations, audience outreach/education, marketing, patron services, production (technical director, stage manager), programming (artistic director, presenter), programs (special events, special projects) and more. Also includes a category for volunteers, interns and fellows. You will also want to see other links in the networking section.
Good resources for arts professionals, particularly art educators. Go to "connect" in the "contacts" menu for links about advocacy, arts literacy, funding, & K-12 education.
A variety of full-time positions and internships - search by category or by state.
Art Directors Club
Click on "job board" for position listings in various areas of creative direction.
The Arts Deadline List Information
This monthly newsletter lists competitions, contests, calls for entries/papers, grants, scholarships, fellowships, jobs, internships, etc. in arts related areas (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) The list is also available by email for free.
World Wide Art Resources
Information on artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education, antiques, performing arts ranging from dance to opera, classified ads, and more can be can be accessed from this site. Links to other sites that post job listings or post your resume on-line.
This web site is for anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry: editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers, production, circulation people in book publishing, magazines, television, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, PR and graphic design. Many of the jobs are in New York, Boston, MA Washington, DC or California, but may also include others nationally. You may post your resume on this site and arrange to have e-mail alerts with job postings sent to you.
Click on "services" at the bottom of the page, then "links" for links to art schools, art related non-profit agencies and more.
Artist Help Network
Use the links provided on this site to identify potential employers. Be sure to see both career and other resources.
Register for free to use this site for creative decision-makers in feature film, tv, advertising and music video industries. You can place your portfolio on this site that hosts the work of leading directors, editors, cinematographers, composers, visual effects artists, animators, and stylists, as well as illustrators, photographers, designers, fine artists, and more. Use the directory to connect with those in the industry - search under such categories as animation, broadcast and motion design, costume design, directors, documentary filmmakers, cinematography, post production, production companies, visual effects, agents and reps, design, fine arts, illustration, photography, print and lab services, stylists and more.
Global Art Jobs
A great source of information about art fairs and competitions.
Design Career Services
Excellent site!! This database, maintained by Iowa State University, includes hundreds of jobs as well as internships. You can search under art & design, architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture and more.
Design Management Institute
Click on job bank. Register for free to access design jobs in such areas as brand identity, environmental design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, package design and website design.
Association of Professional Design Firms
Click on members only and then "member directory" and use this directory as a way to connect to various types of design firms including graphic design, industrial design, product design, interior design, identity and brand design, package design, logo and brand naming design, display and exhibit design, print advertising and more!
Lots of design jobs in design management, exhibit design, graphic design, industrial design, interactive design, interior design, pop retail and 3-D design. You may also post your profile to this site.
This company is a third party recruiter (staffing firm) for freelance illustrators, marketers, promotion designers, photographers, web designers and developers, writers, editors, proofreaders and more. Thus, some parts of this site are fee-based.....but mainly for the employer. There is also information on careers in broadcasting and videos, art related writing, and multimedia and related links.
This company is a third party recruiter (staffing firm) for graphic designers, web designers, production artists, presentation graphics experts, writers, illustrators, project managers, desktop support. Placements include freelance, permanent and a try-before-you-hire basis.
Society for Technical Communication
Diverse career site for technical writers, editors, graphic designers, videographers, multimedia artists, web and Intranet page information designers, and translators. Regional and state job postings, salary information and the membership directory is for members only. Student memberships are nominal. Note that some positions may be posted by third party recruiters.
National Arts and Disability Center
Through its online resource directories, bibliographies, library and additional resources, the National Arts and Disability Center promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities into the visual, performing and literary arts.
International Guild of Miniature Artisans
For those interested in producing miniatures(for example, miniature film sets), this association includes members who work through a variety of art forms such as sculpture, metal work, stone work, ceramic, painting and more.
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