Career and Internship Resources

Career and internship opportunity listings at national and local arts-related organizations and museums. For career advising and student employment aid, please contact LuAnn Coldwell, Career Advisor, Visual & Performing Arts, at lcoldwel [at] kent.edu.

College Art Association

The College Art Association (CAA), as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

Visual Resource Association

The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary, international professional organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating standards, and offering educational tools and activities, publication programs, and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large.  For job and internship opportunities, please visit Visual Resources Association Emerging Professionals and Students Group .  

American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community. We support 21,000 museums, individuals and companies by:

  • Developing standards and best practices
  • Providing resources and career development
  • Advocating for museums to thrive

National Art Education Association

This dynamic community of practice is where visual arts teachers, scholars, researchers and professors, students, administrators, and art museum educators, and artists come together around a shared belief in the power of the arts in developing human potential.  

Ohio Art Education Association

The OAEA is a statewide service organization operated by an executive committee and board of directors, consisting of elected representatives from nine regions and eight divisions. These volunteers serve in a variety of capacities on the local, regional and state levels. Other members represent the Distinguished Fellows, Ohio Art Education Foundation, and Committee Chairs.

Americans for the Arts, New York

(internships)

Association of Arts Museum Curators

(internships, graduate fellowships)

National Endowment for the Arts

(grant opportunities)

Ohio Arts Council 

(grant opportunities)


Job Boards:

Handshake

(Kent State’s student and alumni internship and job database, accessible thorough Flashline; search for internships and jobs across the U.S.A.)

ArtJobs

(internships and job opportunities)

ArtsTie

(search engine for arts-related internships and jobs)

Indeed

(good general search tool for arts internships and arts-related part-time, and full-time jobs)

Local Arts Organizations:

Akron Art Museum

(internships, job opportunities)

Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood

(internships, full-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities)

Center for Arts-inspired Learning, Cleveland

(internships, full-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities)

Cleveland Museum of Art

(part-time and full-time jobs, internships)

Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights

(internships and part-time jobs)

Ingenuity Cleveland

(internships)

Kalman & Pabst Photo Group, Cleveland

(internship, freelance, and full-time positions)

Taxel Image Group (photography), Cleveland

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland

(internships, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities)

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MoCA)

Part-time and full-time job postings. Volunteer opportunities can be found here (MoCA Volunteers)

Creative Compass

Cleveland arts jobs listings - full-time, part-time, temporary and internships

 

National Opportunities:

Smithsonian Museums

Art Institute of Chicago

Christie’s Auction Houses Internships and Apprenticeships

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Kaman’s Art Shoppes

(19 states, 57 amusement parks, all kinds of art-related jobs, including summer jobs)

Jewelers of America

(internships, part-time and full-time job listings)