Jan 29, 2009

Art Jobs

What about jobs and such in the Arts? Here are some resources that can get you started and are worthwhile for regular use.

Very helpful is the SMFA's own online resource site, ArtSource. Here you'll find a curated gathering of useful links to Art organizations, databases of galleries, show calls, residencies, grants, and fellowship listings. If you are an SMFA student or alumnus, you can access it using a password provided to you by the SMFA staff.

Next, the SMFA has its own Artist Resource Center (ARC) in the main building. In this office you can find help for career-related needs, such as internships, how to write a job or artist's resumé, a cover letter, copyright issues, and more.

Outside of the SMFA's resources, consider the local or state Arts Councils that are specific to your area (or where you want to go.) They will have listings to local artists, groups, events and some will have grants/residency listings as well as job postings! Here are some New England area ones to get you started:

MA: Mass Cultural Council on the Arts

MA: Cambridge (MA) Arts Council Job listing Links

RI: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

CT: Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

NY: New York State Council on the Arts

NH: New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

ME: Maine Arts Commission


If you are searching for a graphic design or a multimedia design job in Texas, this is the place. Job listings are updated weekly.

NYFA Interactive (New York Foundation for the Arts)
NYFA "Jobs in the Arts" site is a free national online source for jobs and internships in the arts. New jobs are posted daily.

Artisan, Your Freelance Network
This site lists jobs in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York for 2-D designers, illustrators, writers, and many more.

Creative Freelancers
Positions in art direction, design, graphic production, IT, web development, writing, editing, proofreading, translating, illustration, photography, marketing and general employment are listed on this site.

Art Week
This site lists jobs, residencies, and competitions on the West Coast.

Art Career Net
Free for job searching and resume posting. This site lists jobs in museums, art galleries, educational institutions and multi-disciplinary organizations as well as other art-related businesses/concerns worldwide.Registration is required, but it is free.

Art Calendar
Lists only a few employment opportunities, but this is an excellent source of information on grants and fellowships, internships, juried shows, residencies, artist's colonies, and studio space competititons. Art Calendar is published monthly and can be found in the Library. You have to subscribe to the magazine to get access to all of the website.

Free sign-up for for freelance and contract project work in Web design and development, graphic design, illustration and more.

Art Job
Search for full- & part-time employment, internships, grants, public art projects, residencies -- you can search by region, art discipline, type of organization, and more! FEE: $25 for 3 months, $40 for 6 months, $75 for 1 year.

Global Art Jobs
Global Art Jobs is constantly updated with international art jobs and opportunities. Subcriptions are $16.00 for 4 months and $28.00 for 12 months. With your subscription you are entitled to a free CV listing for the duration of the subscription.

Art Deadlines List
Art Deadlines list is a monthly newsletter(sent in paper form by mail or sent via e-mail) with several hundred announcements every month, including art jobs, scholarships, grants, and residencies. 12 month subsciptions for individuals are $36.00 by mail or $20.00 by e-mail

MUSEUM POSITIONS (jobs & internships)

Museum Jobs
Lists museum jobs in United States and international jobs.

Museum Resource Board
This site contains a database of current museum jobs. The database is fully searchable and can be sorted by type of job, name of institution, city and state, job name, and date posted. All jobs have expirations dates and expire automatically. Also has a searchable internship database.

Museum Employment Resource Center
Position listings in US Museums and other cultural resources institutions.

Museum Job Resources Online
This site provides links to various museum employment resources.

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