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Frustrated With Your Job Search?

Looking for a career in art can be a lengthy and frustrating process. You may have to apply to 100 jobs before you have an offer. You also may have to go through 20 interviews before you land the right job. Hopefully this page will ease the pain.

Your first step in looking for employment is developing an eye catching resume and cover letter. Art teachers and artists have one up in the design area, but usually need help with the format and verbiage. Make sure you personalize the templates that are listed on this page. It also helps if you research the company and integrate that some way in your cover letter. Later on this page you will find templates and other resources for creating a resume and cover letter.

 

Apply for as many openings as you can and don't forget to follow up with a phone call- especially if you don't live in the state or country where the position appears. Many will ignore resumes from out-of-state or foreign people unless they know they are serious and will travel for an interview.

 

Below you will be able to view many websites that offer job search opportunities for everything from art education to gaming design and graphic arts.

 

Art Education

The Education Portal says that job opportunities for art teachers the next ten years are good to excellent. You can search for an art teacher position below:

 

Search for art teacher positions by state in the United States of America at these sites:

 

  Alabama Louisiana Ohio
  Alaska Maine Oklahoma
  Arizona Maryland Oregon
  Arkansas Massachusetts Pennsylvania
  California Michigan Rhode Island
  Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
  Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
  Delaware Missouri Tennessee
  Florida Montana Texas
  Georgia Nebraska Utah
  Hawaii Nevada Vermont
  Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
  Illinois New Jersey Washington
  Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
  Iowa New York Wisconsin
  Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
  Kentucky North Dakota District of Columbia


Territories

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

 

Federated States of Micronesia

 

Guam Public School System

 

Puerto Rico

 

Republic of the Marshall Islands

 

U.S. Virgin Islands

Search for art teacher jobs at the National Association for Art Educators

Need to know what the certification requirements are for a state? Go to Education Week's job site.

 

Search for Art Teacher positions around the world:

Australia

Search for art teaching jobs at the following websites:

Canada

Search for art teaching jobs in all of Canada at the following websites:

India

New Zealand

South Africa

  • Search for art teaching and visual arts on CareerJet

United Kingdom (UK)

Search for art teaching jobs at the following websites:

 

Cover Letter Templates and Helpers

Resume Templates and Helpers

Career Resources

  • Artist Marketing - A blog that has a few pointers for artists wanting to market their work in a recession.

  • The Art Career Project -This site includes information on various art careers and has information on lesser known art careers such as a Foley artist, nature photography and comic books.


Job Search & Resume Posting Websites

  • A&D Career Opportunities - A University of Michigan site.

  • AIGA Design Jobs - Jobs across the U.S.

  • Americans for the Arts Job Bank - Americans for the Arts has contracted with Boxwood Technology, which only works with associations and is endorsed by ASAE, to create this new website.

  • Aquent - the creative, web, and technical talent agency (international job database, free searching)

  • Art Directors Club - Advertising and graphic design jobs across the U.S.

  • Art Jobs - They post a variety of art related job openings in the U.S.

  • Art Jobs & Opportunities - a list of openings across the nation by the Indiana Arts Commission.

  • Art Philanthropy Careers - with art careers in non-profit organizations.

  • ArtJob.org - a bi-monthly publication listing U.S. and international art jobs. Subscribe online.

  • Artweek - lists artist residencies, employment opportunities, competitions, and more. Focuses on the U.S. west coast.

  • CareerBuilder -. Perhaps the best job search agent on the internet.

  • CareerJet - A job search engine for Canadians.

  • College Art Association - Search for employment opportunities for visual arts professionals, published bi-monthly by the College Art Association.

  • Chronicle Careers - You can search for post-graduate positions here.

  • Coroflot - a design jobs board for jobs across the U.S.

  • Creative Heads - Jobs in animation, special effects, video game design and more.

  • Current Art Jobs for Graduates - subscription-based listing (bi-monthly updates) for entry-level jobs.

  • Disney Job Openings - You can search for your dream art job here.

  • Diverse Jobs - with K-12 and higher education jobs across the U.S. The focus is on diverse populations and urban districts.

  • Education World - You can sign up for their newsletter that has current teaching positions.

  • Employment # Crossing - With jobs in art and web design.

  • Entertainment Careers.NET - with many entertainment jobs in the arts.

  • Fine Arts Job Board - post a job or find one around the US -- artists, models, gallery workers and more.

  • Guru.com - Employers look for freelancers, get free quotes, and hire people for individual jobs.

  • iCrewz - They have jobs in the entertainment industry ranging from make-up artists to art directors.

  • Job.com - where you post your resume for free.

  • Job Hunt Wiz - You can search for jobs as well as create resumes.

  • Job Rapido - You can search for art jobs around the world with this site. Click on the bottom of the page for the country you desire.

  • Jobster - This site combines several job posting companies into one job alert. You will find many job postings there.

  • Mandy's Film and TV Production Directory - An extensive collection of jobs from around the world.

  • Mediabistro.com - With art, design and photography jobs across the U.S.

  • Monster.com -. One of the largest job sites.

  • NAEA - You can set up a job search agent as well as search for art teaching positions.

  • New England Jobs for Artists - Job postings on Ahtspot. (This page takes awhile to come up.)

  • NYFA Classified - The New York Foundation for the Arts job listings.

  • oDesk - Similar to Guru.com but more international in nature. Employers look for freelancers and temps to complete specific jobs.

  • Philanthropy Careers - Art jobs in the non-profit profession.

  • PrintJobs.com: Printing & Graphic Arts Jobs Employment and Careers - nationwide job listings in the printing/graphic arts industries.

  • Production Job Shop - With jobs in the creative, design, games, media, VFX and film production industries.

  • School Spring - A collection of art teaching jobs across the USA.

  • Teachers Support Network - Search for education jobs in the U.S.

  • The Art Deadlines List - monthly newsletter providing information about juried exhibitions and competitions, call for entries, jobs, internships, scholarships, residencies, and more.

  • Visual Art Career Guide - Every art job you can imagine.

International Art Employment Opportunities

 

 

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