Jobs and Advanced Education
Students interested in arts administration jobs should plan to attend the yearly Arts and Culture Career Fair in Chicago in February.
When you’re researching jobs, be sure to check on organizations’ financial health with GuideStar. You’ll find reviews there, plus when you set up a free account you’ll have access to additional details on revenue, expenses, executives’ salaries, and contact information.
If you’re interested in working in a museum, subscribe to the MUSEUM-L listserv to get career advice, job notices, and information on continuing education opportunities.
Although a graduate degree isn’t required for an entry-level position, having one may be necessary to move up in an organization. The Association of Arts Administration Educators has listings for more than 60 advanced degree programs in arts management.
- Americans for the Arts
- The Artful Manager
- Arts Alliance Illinois
- Arts Education Partnership
- Arts Management Network
- Arts Reach
- Association of Performing Arts Presenters
- Butts in the Seats
- Chicago Artists Coalition
- International Society for the Performing Arts
- National Council of Arts Administrators
- National Endowment for the Arts
- New York Foundation for the Arts
|Archiving||Gift Shop Services|
|Artist Relations||Grants Administration|
|Audience Development||Human Resources|
|Box Office Management||Library Management|
|Collection Cataloging||Membership Development|
|Front of House||Volunteer Management|
Head to the Student Resources section on My.FAA for additional information and advice or make an appointment at the Career Center for an individualized planning session.