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Career opportunities in art
Haubenstock, Susan H.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1994]

Physical Description:
xiv, 191 pages ; 29 cm
Art and design -- Museums -- Art galleries -- Education -- Funding agencies for the arts -- Art journalism -- Auction galleries -- Art-related businesses.
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N6505 .H35 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Landing a job in the twenty-first century will take skill, determination, and a little help from the Career Opportunities series. Each volume provides an in-depth look at salary ranges, advancement prospects, employment trends, online information, necessary experience, and relevant unions and associations.Each entry includes a Career Profile that presents an overview of the main features of the job, a Career Ladder that illustrates frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive overview of special skills, education, and training.This volume includes information on jobs in graphic design, photography, architecture, textile design, museums, galleries, and much more.

Author Notes

Susan H. Haubenstock is a freelance writer. She lives in Connecticut.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The authors emphasize arts knowledge rather than artistic skills in a brisk career round-up that pulls together 75 jobs, from museum conservator and magazine critic to gallery director and art therapist. Duties, salary range, educational preparation, employment prospects, and so on, are summarized in lead-in sentences, then explained further in concise follow-up paragraphs. Graphic depictions of career ad- vancement possibilities are of little value; the inclusion of office managers and clerks among art-related opportunities indicates some text padding; and information on fine and commercial arts work is sketchy at best. Still, Haubenstock and Joselit do suggest some worthwhile possibilities for investigation, especially for the career-minded individual able to combine business or writing skills with an art history background. Appended are lists of related readings, organizations, educational institutions, etc. Index. SZ.

School Library Journal Review

YA‘An outstanding, comprehensive purchase for career collections. Originally published in 1988, this revised edition is divided into nine sections. The first eight cover jobs in design, museums, art and auction galleries, education, art journalism, funding agencies, and art-related businesses, with a total of 83 distinct entries. Each division includes an overview of duties, alternate title(s), salary range, employment and advancement prospects, education, and prerequisites. The ninth section is made up of six appendixes that list educational institutions specifically for art therapy and arts administration; trade and vocational schools; scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans; internships; and organizations and associations. YAs, counselors, and parents will benefit from this book and gain from it a realistic sense of career possibilities in the art world.‘Beth Gourley, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Praise for the previous edition: ...should serve to reassure concerned parents that there are numerous job opportunities in the visual arts...Recommended...--School Arts Completely revised and up-to-date, this guide includes the latest salary information, trends, opportunities, new technologies, and associations to help job-seekers identify and break into the right art career. More than 80 jobs are profiled--one new to this edition is the position of web master--in fields such as art and design, museums, art galleries, education, funding agencies for the arts, art journalism, and auction galleries. Profiled positions include: Advertising art director Archivist Art history teacher Book designer Curator Exhibit designer Framing technician Gallery director Jewelry designer Photographer. Excerpted from Career Opportunities in Art by Susan H. Haubenstock, David Joselit All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
How to Use This Bookp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Art and Design
Advertising Artistp. 2
Advertising Directorp. 4
Illustratorp. 6
Graphic Artistp. 8
Web Designerp. 10
Printmakerp. 12
Photographerp. 14
Production Designerp. 16
Set Designerp. 18
Book Designerp. 20
Architectp. 22
Interior Designerp. 24
Packaging Designerp. 26
Clothing Designerp. 28
Textile Designerp. 30
Jewelry Designerp. 32
Conservatorp. 34
Curatorial Assistantp. 38
Assistant Curatorp. 40
Associate Curatorp. 42
Curatorp. 44
Chief Curatorp. 46
Public Relations Assistantp. 48
Public Relations Officerp. 50
Registrarp. 52
Conservatorp. 54
Educatorp. 56
Docent Coordinatorp. 58
Curator of Educationp. 60
Head of Educationp. 62
Editorp. 64
Head of Public Programmingp. 66
Exhibit Designerp. 68
Graphic Designerp. 70
Librarianp. 72
Photographerp. 74
Preparatorp. 76
Membership Officerp. 78
Grants Officerp. 80
Director of Developmentp. 82
Director of Financep. 84
Directorp. 86
Art Galleries
Preparatorp. 90
Archivistp. 91
Business Managerp. 92
Registrarp. 93
Gallery Directorp. 94
Art Teacherp. 96
Art School Directorp. 98
Art History Instructorp. 100
Art Therapistp. 102
Funding Agencies for the Arts
Administrative Assistantp. 106
Assistant Program Specialistp. 108
Program Specialistp. 110
Assistant Program Coordinatorp. 112
Program Coordinatorp. 114
Deputy Director for Programmingp. 116
Public Information Officerp. 118
Deputy Director for Budget and Administrationp. 120
Executive Directorp. 122
Art Journalism
Production Assistantp. 126
Designerp. 128
Criticp. 130
Translatorp. 132
Contributing Editorp. 134
Assistant Editorp. 136
Managing Editorp. 138
Editorp. 140
Auction Galleries
Information Coordinatorp. 144
Publicistp. 145
Customer Service Assistantp. 146
Customer Service Managerp. 147
Department Assistantp. 148
Department Managerp. 149
Art-Related Businesses
Artist Agentp. 152
Print Publisherp. 154
Corporate Curatorp. 156
Art Consultantp. 158
Art Transporterp. 160
Framing Technicianp. 162
Framing Salespersonp. 163
Custom Framerp. 165
Art Supply Salespersonp. 167
Art Supply Store Managerp. 168
I Educational Institutionsp. 170
II Trade, Industrial, and Vocational Schoolsp. 173
III Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loansp. 178
IV Internshipsp. 183
V Organizations and Associationsp. 187
VI Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 195