Art Career Class

MODULE 11: Art Jobs

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Q. & A. Session.

Question: Why should artists care about jobs? 

Answer: 

  • Other than the obvious demands of paying the bills, a job in the arts helps to build your reputation among art professionals and can lead to greater opportunities in the future. 
  • Finding and applying for jobs in the arts is sometimes difficult because of the level of competition and necessary experience, yet persistence and having a unique skill set are often rewarded. 
  • Remember to flex your network power, focus on the things you excel at and make sure to sign up for local and national job hunting services. 
  • A good portfolio and a solid set of interviewing skills will likely be rewarded in a shorter amount of time than you think. The key is to make sure you're consistently putting yourself out there so you're ready when the opportunity strikes. Also, remember to work on you interviewing skills by knowing something about the company and the job you are applying for and make sure to practice your responses to key questions ahead of time.
  • Make sure to always spend a little time each month polishing your resume, website and keeping your activities and professional associations current. 


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PART 1: SELF EDUCATE ABOUT THE BEST JOBS FOR ART MAJORS  AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 11.


Take the time to read up on the kinds of jobs that are out there for artists and what the median pay is in a given area so you don't het dramatically underbid or underpaid. 

 

Question 1: What are the tops paying art jobs?

Art Bistro - 8 Creative Jobs that Pay over 60K / Creative Jobs by State

http://artbistro.monster.com/careers/articles/8551-8-creative-jobs-that-pay-over-60k

http://artbistro.monster.com/careers/creative-jobs-by-state/articles/1446/category?article_search[keyword]=
Art News - Best Paying Jobs for Art MAjors

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/best-paying-jobs-for-art-majors-304938
Business Insider - Highest Paying Jobs for Art and Design Majors

http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-paying-jobs-for-art-and-design-majors-2015-6

Inside Job

http://www.insidejobs.com/articles/7-artistic-jobs-that-pay-well
Payscale - Best Jobs for Art Majors by Salary Potential

http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/common-jobs-for-majors/art

 

Question 2: How do you build a sustainable art career?

Hyperallergic - 7 Ways to Build a sustainable Art Career

http://hyperallergic.com/64465/7-ways-to-build-a-sustainable-art-career-this-year/

How to Build a career as an artist

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/svetlana-dotsenko/how-to-build-a-career-as-an-artist_b_9018384.html

12 Steps to building a thriving art career

http://artbistro.monster.com/benefits/articles/11641-12-step-plan-to-building-a-thriving-art-career

Tips to build sustainable art careers

https://selfexpo.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/tips-to-build-sustainable-art-careers/

Does your art busniess run you? Learn to build a sustainable art career

https://theabundantartist.com/build-sustainable-art-business/

 

Question 3: What Art Jobs have the Brightest future? 

10 Artistic Careers with the brightest futures

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/09/ten-art-jobs-with-the-brightest-futures_n_893326.html

Huffington Post - Art Jobs with the Brightest Futures

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/09/ten-art-jobs-with-the-brightest-futures_n_893326.html

Creative and Desgin Jobs of the future

https://www.goodcall.com/news/creative-design-jobs-future-pushing-graphic-web-design-aside-07340

 

Question 4: What kinds of Jobs are there for artists that you did not know about? 

I love to Know - List of 60 Art Careers

http://jobs.lovetoknow.com/career-fields/list-art-careers
Student Art Guide - 150+ Art Careers: The Ultimate Guide

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/art-careers-list


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PART 2: LIST YOUR FAVORITE JOB SERVERS ON YOUR WEBSITE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON QUIZ 11.


Always have a list of your favorite job servers and check them regularly! 

Being the first to apply, having a current and professional looking resume as well as touching base with someone at the organization about what they are looking for in an applicant are all key components to succeeding in the art job market.

Below are just some of the job listing databases. There are many more, espeically if you are looking for work at a specific company or institutiuon, then you should check the job listings that are regularly posted by thier Human Resources departement. 


Art Job Listing Services (Sub-Category)


Alliance of Art Communities

http://www.artistcommunities.org/jobs | National database |


Art Career Project

http://www.theartcareerproject.com/art-as-a-career/ | National database |


Art Jobs

http://artjobs.artsearch.us  | National database |


Art Jobs (Global)

http://www.artjobs.com/# | Global database |


Arts Wave

http://www.theartswave.org/discover/jobs | Global database |


Arizona Commission for the Arts

http://azarts.gov/opportunities/jobs/ | AZ database |


Art Jobs NYC

http://www.artjobs.com/art-jobs-nyc | NYC |


California Arts Council

http://www.cac.ca.gov/opportunities/jobs.php | CA |


College Art Association

http://www.collegeart.org | National database | Academic |


Craigslist

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/search/med | AZ database |


Creative Jobs Central

http://www.creativejobscentral.com/art-jobs | National database |


Flex Jobs

https://www.flexjobs.com/jobs/art-products-services | AZ |

 

Government Jobs

https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs?keyword=Arts​ | National database |

 

Higher Education Jobs

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=126 | AZ | Academic |


Indeed (Jobs Search)

http://www.indeed.com/q-Art-l-Tempe,-AZ-jobs.html | AZ |


Incredible @rt Department

http://www.incredibleart.org/jobs/artjobs.html | National database |


Job.com

http://www.job.com/my.job/ | National database |


Linked In

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/art-jobs | National database |


Monster

https://www.monster.com/jobs/q-art-jobs.aspx | National database |


Simply Hired

http://www.simplyhired.com/search?q=art&l=tempe%2C+az | AZ database |


Up Work

https://www.upwork.com/o/jobs/browse/?q=Art | National database |


Vitae

https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/position_types/2 | National database | Academic |


Zip Recruiter

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/arizona/phoenix/artist | AZ database |

 

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Jobs for Artists

 

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