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Art and Crafts Resources

Recommended sites related to Job Leads, Associations, Artist Resources and Job Search Advice. (Remember, if you have an interest in a related-field, like animation for example, check out the Photography, Film, Animation resource list too).



Job Leads (specific to art or crafts)

Advertising Age Job Bank, click on the “Career Center” link to search openings

American Association of Museums Includes museum job search by position type and location and directory of museums.

Animation World For over 10 years, AWN has been helping bring job seekers and employers together across the globe.

Art Staffing A firm that offers staffing services for museums, non-profit organizations, and art businesses nationwide.

Artist Resource San Francisco Bay Area. Click on job listings. Job search engine featuring arts administration jobs in visual arts, arts nonprofits, performing arts, commercial art and design firms, film, public arts agencies, galleries, and academic arts positions. Also provides research and career guides for working in the arts

Black Book Markets the talents of leading photographers, illustrators, and designers. Advertising agencies, design firms,corporations, and publications worldwide turn to The Black Book when looking for artists who consistently deliver the best in visual communications.

Craig’s List Online community that also lists art jobs.

CreativeHotlist Search creative jobs, including art and design jobs, by position type and industry; post your resume and portfolio for prospective employers; and search listings of companies.

Creative Placement Has been attracting and placing the best talent across all creative industries throughout the tri-state area. Freelance through full-time openings.

Gamasutra The art and science of making games. Includes job listings and company directory.

Graduate Jobs Job openings in Art--applied art, art administration, art education, art history, commercial art, graphic art, design, illustration, studio art, printmaking, sculpting . . .( Full access to the listings requires a subscription which our office has purchased – Username: rochesterit, Password: cs14623. Please keep confidential). A site that helps Web developers and designers understand how to use tools and design to enhance communication online. Includes a jobs board.

Museum Stuff One of the world's leading gateways to educational and entertaining museum "stuff" including extensive job and employment resources under “prozone”.

MuseumsUSA Museum jobs searchable by state and position type.

National Association for Museum Exhibitions Positions mainly related to exhibit design. Includes some entry level positions.

Society for News Design site. Click on database of jobs in visual journalism to search for full-time or temporary positions.

Telecommuting Jobs. A source for freelance opportunities for artists and designers.

Wert & Co International recruitment firm specializing in executive searches within the creative community.

General Job Sites Free services to college students, including resume creation and posting, job openings via email, and a database of jobs from hundreds of recruiters.

BestOfJobs Links to the best resources for jobs, employment, and career. One of the top job sites – categories do include creative careers.

Career Magazine Job search info, career resources, recruiter center and salary survey. Search jobs by company, location or discipline. Provides employer information and CyberFair Information - an On-line Real-time Virtual Job Fair.

CareerSite Confidential career service lets you market yourself anonymously to employers. Create a profile searchable by employers. Serves computer professionals seeking employment related to the IT industry. Tools for job seekers include: Job Tracker, Resume Tracker, and Saved Searches.

Dice one of the leading career sites for technology.

Employment Crossing puts together a Most Influential Recruiter Ranking -- check it out because it is a good sources of recruitment firms/employment agencies.

Glassdoor Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company Search for faculty and staff positions by state.

Hound Searches employer pages for job openings by keyword, location, company. A portal web site community for internship seekers. Research and apply to hundreds of internship programs directly.

K12 Jobs A free service listing thousands of teaching jobs and administrative positions at all levels in public, private and religious schools. Plus job fairs listings and many other K-12 job resources.

LinkedIn An interconnected network of professionals. LinkedIn has over 70 million members in over 200 countries. Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. Use the Job search feature to tap into a great source of opportunities. A really effective company research tool.

SimplyHired A vertical search engine company building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.

TweetMyJobs TweetMyJobs sends you great job recommendations, where you want them, when you want them.


Professional Associations (it’s all about who you know)

The American Ceramic Society

The American Craft Council

Art Director’s Club


ArtTable A national organization for women in the visual arts

Association of Illustrators

Association of Medical Illustrators

Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists:

College Art Association

The Furniture Society

The Glass Art Society

Illustrator’s Partnership of America


National Cartoonists Society http://

Society of Illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Rochester Craft Guild

Rochester Young Professionals Network


Artist, Craftsperson Resources (showing and promoting your work) Source for creative talent. News, competition deadlines, artist listings and more

American Craft Designed with artists and craft retailers in mind, to be used as an educational resource and an introduction into the business of America Craft art.

Art Deadlines List A monthly email newsletter listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.

Art Support This site was created for fine art photographers, however it's useful to anyone interested in selling artwork. If you're interested in the business of art, this site is for you.

Arts & Cultural Council for the Arts for Greater Rochester is a nonprofit corporation serving arts, culture, and education in the ten-county greater Rochester region. Mission is to strengthen the creative sector through grant programs, constituent services, and special initiatives; and to act as an advocate, planner, and funder, supporting artistic vitality and cultural diversity

Cargo Collective Cargo is a web publishing (CMS) and community-building platform. It powers a variety of creative communities in the fields of Education, Design, Research, and Conceptual Art.

Carbonmade Online portfolio site – free! An easy way to display and manage your portfolio online. store images, Flash and video. Used by over 30,000 artists and designers in 55 countries.

Coroflot Portfolios Easy way to get your creative projects online and in front of the right people

Global Art Info provides creditable art information and subscription to International Visual Art Competition listings

Indexed Visuals brings together medical illustrators and image providers from across the country. Art buyers are referred directly to the artist, via e-mail, for purchase of their illustrations. the premier illustration Internet site that showcases the work of illustrators from over 15 countries and serves buyers throughout the world. It receives nearly 10,000,000 hits monthly and is widely recognized as the world's premier illustration Internet site. For a fee you can an online upload tool to submit images, contact information and keywords directly to a database

Internet ArtResources Alphabetical listings of galleries, museums, and artists.

National Assembly of Arts Agencies

National Association of Independent Artists

National Endowment for the Arts.

New York Foundation for the Arts A state-wide service organization for artists that provides this free national information resource for artists. Jobs in the Arts is a link you will want to check regularly.

Res Artis the worldwide network of artist-residencies and residential art centers. Science art portfolios in a searchable database.

Sculptural Objects and Functional Art

Starving Artists Law Answers to your legal questions.

Trovix A free and effortless way to stay aware of ideal career opportunities. Access to the very best jobs based on work experience and goals, not just keywords. Their service combs through millions of current openings to find and present the most relevant career matches.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in NYS. It offers grants and support services to the field through a number of discipline and field related programs.

WordPress Use a blog tool (templates) to create an easy and free online portfolio

World Wide Arts Resources offers a definitive, interactive gateway to all exemplars of qualitative arts information and culture on the Internet. Artists, museums, galleries, classified ads, resume postings, arts chat, discussion forums and more.

Job Search Advice

Brazen Careerist A career management tool for next-generation professionals. Create a profile that showcases more than just your resume, because your ideas matter too. Then, follow real-time updates from your favorite members and begin to build a network through conversations: the way networking is supposed to happen.

Artist Resource suggestions have been gathered from a number of recruiters and career specialists, including Susan Lee, Rita Sue Siegel, The U. of Wisconsin Art Department, the California EDD, and excerpted from Portfolio Workshops for Illustrators & Graphic Artists

ARTrepreneur Articles and advice on career planning, financial planning, and tools for artists.

College Art Association's guidelines for an artist's resume.

The Riley Guide one of the first Internet career guides. Visit the Career Research Center to learn more about jobs, salaries, and employment growth.

Washington Post job hunting info

World Wide Arts Resources Arts Employment Index