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Examples of Positions Held by Fine Arts Alumni

As with any career path, getting a job is a job. The Center for Career Services’ personnel at Ringling College of Art and Design are available to help students with career preparation when a student seeks assistance.

In addition to talent and persistence, the utilization of the Center for Career Services' programs and resources should result in the first step towards a successful career in the world of art and design.

The list below indicates the types of career paths which could be pursued upon graduation from Ringling College of Art and Design as a Fine Arts major.

Some of these occupations may require additional training, certification, education or experience. The Center for Career Services can provide information and resources relating to these career options.

Popular Career Options in Fine Arts:

  1. Exhibiting Artist 
  2. Gallery Owner/ Director
  3. Professional Printer / Print Shop Assistant
  4. Management Museums, Galleries, Fine Art Presses, Foundries and Institutions
  5. Visiting Artist / Artist-in-Residence
  6. Foundry Worker / Welder
  7. Art Critic / Writer
  8. Art Association Director or Assistant
  9. Art Supply Consultant / Demonstrator / Sales Representative
  10. Teaching / Instructor

Ringling College hosts dozens of recruiters annually from the biggest name companies around the country. While on campus, these recruiters typically offer a presentation open to students in all class years which details what they are looking for in potential new hires. In addition, they review portfolios and interview prospective employees and interns.

Information on upcoming recruiter visits is posted on College Central. As a Ringling College student, you can set up an account on our system to post your resumé, and search 1000's of part-time, full-time, and temporary employment opportunities and internships. There is no cost for this service and our resources are available to you when you become a Ringling College graduate from wherever and whenever needed.

We think you'll agree with dozens of recruiters around the country that Ringling College students and alumni are ready for the workforce!

Visit the Ringling College Fine Arts Alumni Blog for more information on what our alumni are up to.  

For more information on careers for Fine Arts, see the proof.

Some examples of where Fine Arts Alumni have been hired: 

Primary Business Organization Name  -   Position

Agape Studio - Art therapist
http://www.agapestudios.net/

The University of Mississippi - Gallery Coordinator
http://www.olemiss.edu

Andersen Construction Co., Inc. - Risk Management
http://www.andersen-const.com/

Arizona State University - Assistant Professor
http://www.asu.edu/

Museum of Florida History - Museum Exhibit Designer
http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/

Art Institute of Atlanta - Professor
http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/

City of Gladstone - Arts Coordinator
http://www.gladstone.mo.us/

Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc. - Art Conservation Technician
http://www.alvarezfas.com/

Imaging Spectrum - Fine Art Printing Specialist
http://www.imagingspectrum.com/

Brenau University - Professor of Fine Arts
http://www.brenau.edu/

Bronzart Foundry, Inc. - Metal chaser/foundry supervisor
http://www.bronzartfoundry.com/

CBS Broadcast Center - Scenic Artist for CBS
http://www.cbs.com/

CEA Marketing, Inc - Art Director
http://www.ceamarketing.com/home

Charles A. Dana Foundation - Asst Project Manager
http://www.dana.org/

George Mason University - Director of Admissions
http://www.gmu.edu/

Grimmy Inc. - Art Director
http://www.grimmy.com/

SMart Castings and Sculpture Services - Owner, Creative Director
http://www.smartcastings.com/

Sarasota Visual Art - CEO
http://sarasotavisualart.com/

Hartley Johnson Productions - Producer/Director
http://www.hartleyjohnson.com/

Doyle Crane Fine Art - Principal
http://www.doylecrane.com/

Jeff Bailey Gallery - Artist
http://www.baileygallery.com/

John & Mable Ringling Museum - Conservationist
http://www.ringling.org/

Kansas State University - User Interface Strategist
http://www.k-state.edu/

School of Visual Arts - M.F.A. Degree
http://www.sva.edu/

Barrow Art - Gallery Director and Owner
http://www.barrowart.com/

Mack b Gallery - Owner
http://www.mackbgallery.com/

Mashantucket Pequot Museum - Conservator
http://www.pequotmuseum.org/

Memphis College of Art - Creative Director
http://www.mca.edu/

N.A.S.A, Kennedy -Graphic Arts Dept./Visual Office
http://www.nasa.gov/

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Adjunct Faculty
http://www.corcoran.edu/

James J. Peters VA Medical Center - Maxillofacial Prosthetics Technician
http://www.bronx.va.gov/

Norwich University - M.F.A. Degree
http://diplomacy.norwich.edu/

New York University - Visiting Artist Coordinator/Teacher
http://www.nyu.edu/

CIA - Design Consultant
https://www.cia.gov/

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery - Staff
http://www.nicellebeauchene.com/

Claremont University - M.F.A. Degree
http://www.cgu.edu/pages/1.asp

Cleveland Museum of Art - Art Conservation/Restoration
http://www.clevelandart.org/

Getty Museum - Handler
http://www.getty.edu/museum/

Yale University - M.F.A. Degree
http://www.yale.edu/

Rafael Fuchs - Set Designer
http://www.rafaelfuchs.com/

Dickey Studios - Sculptor
http://www.dickeystudios.com/

Greene Contemporary Gallery - Fine Artist
http://www.greenecontemporary.com/

Edit One - Graphic Artist
http://edit1.tv/

Avi Binur - Artist’s Assistant
http://avibinur.com/

Feld Entertainment - Assistant Art Director
http://www.feldentertainment.com/

USF - Employee
http://www.usf.edu/

Chief Exhibitions Coordinator - Art Center Sarasota
http://www.artsarasota.org/

Jorge Blanco Sculpture, LLC - Fine Art Studio Management
http://www.jorgeblancosculpture.com/

New York University - M.F.A. Degree
http://www.nyu.edu/

Self employed Stop Motion Animator
http://vimeo.com/jeremydfisher