Careers in Art History

Careers in Art History

If you are studying art history as an undergraduate student, you have many options available to you after graduation that will utilize the skills you’ve acquired as an arts student. There are so many directions you can go! However, if you are passionate about the field of art history, then you may want to start your career exploration by first learning about career fields that require knowledge and skills specific to art history. 

One resource you can use to explore these options is Focus 2. In addition to the career assessments, Focus 2 also includes a robust list of career options related to majors at Binghamton, including detailed information about each related career option. You can also use the resource O*NET to search based on “Knowledge Area” and select art history to be connected to a list of career options that require art history knowledge.  

Another great resource is Candid Career. Through Candid Career, you can watch clips of interviews with professionals from a ton of different fields talking about their career paths, challenges in the field, and what their jobs are actually like day to day. To get started with this resource, check out this interview with a Communications Associate. 

A Career as a Nonprofit Senior Program Associate for Communications

This Communications Associate, Oscar, is a Senior Program Associate at the Results for Development Institute in Washington, DC. As a Communications Associate, Oscar, helps create and communicate pitches and stories about the institute for funders, the media, and potential partners too increase outreach and bring awareness to the work that the institute does. This professional has a Bachelor in Art History from Villanova University. Listen here as he provides a general description of this position.,86e776039618cc709f3a,Binghamton

Next, Oscar will share what he loves about his job and what challenges him in this role.,cc491e7e6e0ac1b9f4b1,Binghamton

Finally, learn more about how to prepare for a job as a Communications Associate.,4cbb5578baf72f255ec2,Binghamton

You can check out Candid Career and all of the resources mentioned above to learn about other career options for those with a passion for art history.

By Leann Krahn
Leann Krahn