Creative Arts Engagement

Welcome to the Creative Arts Engagement Career Community! If you are interested in a career that touches the arts in some way, this community is for you. There are so many different career paths you can explore, from fundraising for a museum, to working in grantmaking for a state arts agency, to working in a city arts department, to working as an agent in the music industry, and more in every sector (nonprofit, public, and private). Top skills needed for this field include collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and a connection to the arts. Careers include, but are not limited to: administrators, fundraisers, marketers, writers, educators, artistic programmers, designers, managers, and curators.

Browse this page for helpful resources to jumpstart your career exploration in the arts, events to attend, student organizations to explore, internships and jobs to apply for, and blog posts to deepen your understanding of the field. You’ll also find helpful connections to other people in your career community: O’Neill staff, alumni, arts partners, and our Facebook group where you can network and connect with your fellow peers and recent grads interested in helping you navigate the field.

What Are Your Career Goals? How to Answer This Interview Question

When an interviewer asks, “What are your career goals?” you might wonder why they’re asking. After all, you’re in the interview to get a job. Isn’t that your career goal? You might even think you don’t have career goals beyond …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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What Is a Consultant?

Consultants provide expert advice and guidance. While this could technically mean providing suggestions and strategies on where to go for dinner, consultants usually work on business and financial matters.

Though it can take years to gain enough experience to truly …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Graduate Internship Spotlight: Sam Ryan (WonderLab)

Sam Ryan is a MAAA-MPA student who interned at WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington, Indiana. She was a Development Intern, whose responsibilities included working on WonderLab’s annual fundraising gala, Science Night Out. Sam managed a variety …

By Chloe de Camara
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Featured Resources

The Creative Arts Engagement Resource Guide

The CAE Resource Guide is a comprehensive compilation of arts job boards (general & location specific), career preparation resources, arts/nonprofit …

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A Day in the Life Guides

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Contact & Location

Phone
(812) 855-9639
Address

1315 E. 10th Street, Room 200
Bloomington, IN 47405