Click here to visit MCA’s new CareerConnections site!
IN-DEPTH INFO ABOUT CAREERS IN ART & DESIGN:
Want to know about different careers in art and design, including salaries, work environment, and job outlook? Get started by clicking here to view the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s information!
ARTISTS’ PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION LINKS:
Want to know more about your own profession? Click on the following link for
Professional Organizations by MCA Major or Type!
Coming Fall 2015: Creative Career Path Inventory (CCPI)!
You are going to art school so the logical career path for you is artist, right? Of course! However, what can you do with an art degree? What skills, besides art-making, do you need to develop if you want to be an animator at a large company or a gallery owner who also shows their own work or a teacher in K-12 or college or many, many other things? The CCPI will help you learn all about all of this and provide a structure for pursuing your career goals so when you graduate, you are ready!
To get started, contact Carrie Brooks for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-272-5160.
Know Your Strengths…take the VIA (Values in Action) to understand your character strengths to optimize your individuality and personal and professional capacities.
You must register for the free assessment, but you can opt out of future emails from the organization. Once you have completed the assessment (it takes 20-30 minutes), print your five VIA Character Strengths and set up an appointment with the Career Services Director by emailing email@example.com to discuss them.
Know Your Personality…take the free Personality Test to understand your personality attributes and how they relate to your professional life. Once you have completed the assessment (it takes 10-15 minutes), print your “type” and set up an appointment with the Career Services Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your results.
Students will find a companion book, Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type in the MCA Library. This book offers career-related information about your personality type, including strengths for each type, occupation categories and job titles, and pathways for success.
SENIORS, GET LinkedIn!
Seniors can now join the MCA Alumni Association’s LinkedIn Group. Use this social media site to get connected to artists in your field living in places you want to be!
Click here for a quick video about how LinkedIn can help you with your job search. Click below to get quick instructions and get connected today!
SOCIAL MEDIA KNOW HOW:
Want to know how to begin using social media for your career? Following is a link to help you understand how to do this: Social Media and the Job Search
Alliance for Non-Profit Excellence (non-profit jobs)
Lipscomb-Pitts Job Listings (general Memphis-area job listings)
Memphis Association of Independent Schools (private schools)
SOLO CREATIVE AND BUSINESS RESOURCES:
Startup Memphis This site provides many –mostly FREE– resources that will help you do everything to creating a business plan and budget to ongoing counseling and grant opportunities, whether you plan to stay in Memphis or go global.
State of Tennessee’s Smart Startup Guide This pdf covers business startup basics.
How to Build a StartUp This is a free series of mini workshops that offer steps and information about building your own business. You must register for the site but it is FREE.
Reddot blog (marketing for artists)
Craft Emergency Relief Fund Emergencies, accidents and disasters happen. Find out how CERF+ grew out of craft shows, hear from artists CERF+ has helped through emergencies, and learn about CERF+’s commitment to emergency preparedness for artists.
BUSINESS OF ART & LAW:
OTHER CAREER RESOURCES:
Resume writing (College Art Association)
Business of Art Articles (New York Foundation for the Arts)