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Looking for an entry level job or internship in arts? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Arts Careers

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If you love a particular type of art, why not make it your career? You can use your art directly or work in arts administration at an organization that promotes the art you love. If you choose to use your art directly, the types of positions you’ll be looking for will vary widely depending on the art, but for those interested in arts administration, here are a few ideas:

While your need for a degree varies depending on what art you go into, you need a bachelor’s degree for most arts administration positions, along with an interest in the art you’re working in.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Arts

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ArtStream - ArtStream is a DC based non-profit “whose mission is to create artistic opportunities for individuals in communities traditionally under-served by the arts.”

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No current job openings.

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Academy of American Poets - The Academy of American Poets is an NYC based membership organization that is “fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.”

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No current job openings.




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MOCA - MOCA is the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and they are the only museum in L.A. that is entirely dedicated to contemporary art.

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KEXP - KEXP is a Seattle, WA based non-profit radio station that aims to enrich “people’s lives by championing music and discovery.”

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Textile Society of America - Textile Society of America is a Berkeley, CA non-profit that “provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide."

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Gameloft - Gameloft is a New York, NY based company that allows its “fans to play games anywhere, anytime, and on any digital platform.”

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Job TitleLocation
Cost Control InternNew York, NY
Intern Game DesignersNew York, NY
Intern ProgrammersNew York, NY
Cover ArtistNew York, NY
Concept ArtistSeattle, WA
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Sundance Institue - Sundance Institue is a Park City, UT based non-profit “dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences in film and theatre.”

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No current job openings.

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Chashama - Chashama is a New York, NY based non-profit that “nurtures artists by transforming unused property into work and presentation space.”

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Job TitleLocation
Maintenance ManagerNew York, NY
Maintenance ManagerNew York, NY
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American Conservatory Theater - American Conservatory Theater is a San Francisco based non-profit that aims to "renew, and reinvent the rich theatrical traditions that are our collective legacy."

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Benefit Cosmetics - Benefit Cosmetics is a cosmetics company that got its start when twin sisters moved to San Francisco, CA and opened a beauty boutique.

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PROVAIL - PROVAIL is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that “supports people with disabilities to fulfill their life choices.”

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Art.com Logo

Art.com - Art.com is based in Emeryville, CA, and it “is a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art.”

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The San Francisco Foundation - The San Francisco Foundation is a non-profit founded in 1948 “to pull the community together to create pride and unity and improve quality of life” in the Bay Area.

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Easton-Bell Sports - Easton-Bell Sports is a Van Nuys, CA based "designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection."

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The Metropolitan Opera - The Metropolitan Opera in New York, NY is the largest classical music organization in North America, and it’s been around for just over 128 years.

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Museum Hack Logo

Museum Hack - Museum Hack is a New York, NY based upstart that developed a “tour to turn one of New York’s most spectacular cultural institutions into a totally unique experience.”

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Job TitleLocation
Maintenance Mechanic JobMarietta, PA
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Handel and Haydn Society Logo

Handel and Haydn Society - Handel and Haydn Society is a Boston, MA based non-profit that is coming up on 200 years of excellence “in the field of Historically Informed Performance.”

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ArtSkills - ArtSkills is an Easton, PA based company “with a commitment to bringing quality and innovative poster making and art materials to customers.”

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Brooklyn Museum - At over half a million square feet, Brooklyn Museum is “one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country.”

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Poetry Foundation Logo

Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation is a Chicago, IL based “independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.”

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21c Museum Hotels Logo

21c Museum Hotels - 21c Museum Hotels is a company based in Louisville, KY that operates hotels “born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life.”

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Volcom Logo

Volcom - Volcom is a San Clemente, CA based “designer, marketer and distributor of premium quality young men’s and young women’s clothing, accessories and related products.”

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ALOHA - ALOHA is an NYC based, health focused startup that “combines traditional wisdom from diverse cultures across the globe with the latest scientific research."

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Art House Co-op - Art House Co-op is a Brooklyn, NY based company that is democratizing art by organizing “global, collaborative art projects.”

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Levitt Pavillions Logo

Levitt Pavilions - Levitt Pavilions is a Los Angeles, CA based non-profit that “partners with cities to build and transform outdoor music venues into community treasures.”

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No current job openings.

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Youth America Grand Prix - Youth America Grand Prix is an NYC based non-profit that offers $250,000 through “the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition."

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No current job openings.


Art Enables Logo

Art Enables - Art Enables is a Washington, DC based non-profit that helps people with developmental disabilities make a living from their artistic expression.

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