Arts Management, Museums, & Galleries
- Arts management internships can be found in most museums, auction houses, and art galleries.
- Well-established, structured internship programs often offer a wider range of opportunities and provide a stipend (and as a result, can be quite competitive).
- Typically, internships can have application deadlines as early as January; may require you to be in specific class standing; declare a specific major, minor, and/or concentration; and are offered throughout the academic year but usually during the summer.
- Employers hire on an as-needed basis.
- Jobs can also be found by visiting industry-specific websites.
- Well-established museums, galleries, and auction houses might also have post-grad paid fellowships available.
- You will find several entry-level job openings, particularly at large museums or auction houses, which will be administrative in nature.
- View our Career Planning Guide & Internship Orientation Guide. Here is an accessible PDF: Internship Orientation Guide.
Industry-Specific Job Boards
The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
- Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)
- Association of Arts Administration Educators
- Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
- College Art Association (CAA)
- North American Performing Arts Managers & Artists (NAPAMA)
Company & Industry Research
- Americans for the Arts: Networks and Councils
- Arts Management Network
- LinkedIn – Vanderbilt Career Insights Page
- Mango Connects
- National Art Education Association: Special Interest Groups