ERIC Number: ED260352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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Job Search Techniques for Fine Artists: An Advisor's Handbook.
Lammon, Katherine R.
This guide is intended for use by college faculty, career and placement counselors, and other student affairs personnel charged with offering career assistance to college-level fine arts students. Specific advice is offered on how to assist fine artists with the organization of their job search efforts. The information in this guide was obtained from interviews with 14 employers from arts organizations about job hunting advice they would give to new artists. Chapter 1 focuses on resume writing and includes a brief review of basic guidelines and specific suggestions for three artist populations (visual artists, performers, and arts administrators). Portfolio production and presentation is discussed in chapter 2 and, because visual artists depend heavily on portfolios, their needs are addressed at length. Auditioning techniques for performers are considered in chapter 3 and specific suggestions are given for actors, dancers, musicians, and vocalists. Basic interviewing strategies are presented in chapter 4 and refinements on interviewing techniques are outlined for visual artists, performers, and arts administrators. General advice on how to approach and control an employment search are offered in chapter 5. Names of associations and publications appropriate for each type of artist are provided. An alphabetical list of addresses and telephone numbers for these organizations is given in the appendices. The appendices also contain sample resume outlines for visual artists, performers, and arts administrators, and a listing of relevant career library materials. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Support Staff; Practitioners
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