Art Managers bridge the gap between artists and the community utilizing business skills and a passion for the arts and for leadership. These managers are sought for their knowledge of both theory and practice in the areas of administration and art and design. They can bridge many disciplines, from visual arts, performing arts, entertainment, and cultural in both the non and for profit sectors.
What it Takes
- Your job search arsenal includes a portfolio website, resume, and business cards.
- Track your projects, volunteer work, and internships early on using a master resume.
- Network. Nearly all hiring/offers for work come through relationships.
- Volunteer. This is the third biggest city in the country and a mecca of arts management opportunities. Find organizations that to work that inspires you and get involved!
Sample Job Titles
Art Gallery Manager
Arts, Entertainment, and/or Media Law Specialist
Community Outreach Director
Development Coordinator (Fundraising and Grants)
Executive Director of an Arts Organization
Festival or Tour Manager
PR and Marketing Manager
Public Policy and arts advocate
Special Events Director
Special Projects Manager
Event Coordination / Production
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago Area Resources