Student Career Opportunities, Campus jobs & The Benefits of an Art History Program



          Work Study:

Apply to work study positions in art history by visiting the Human Resources page on the UM-F website to see if any are available.  Contact the departmental main office for more information at 766-6679



For credit internships are available at the Flint Institute of Arts under Dr. Lippert’s supervision.  Contact Dr. Lippert for more information at [email protected]



Volunteer for the Inaugural Conference in Paragone Studies.  See link below for information about the event.   Volunteers may work between February and April on the project, in as few or as many days as they want.  See Dr. Lippert for details: [email protected]





             Job Listings for graduates and seniors:

One of the best ways to find jobs in the arts is through the College of Art Association, which posts job listings for arts professionals (artists, art historians, etc.).  Membership gives you access to job descriptions and other opportunities.


           Resources in Art History for graduate students:

A very important site to find out about grants and opportunities if you are planning to pursue a Master’s degree in art history:


          About Art History: Site for job postings in art history:



Courtesy of Kent University:


Courtesy of Denver University:


Courtesy of Art School.Com


Courtesy of the University of Warwick (includes list of job titles and cites a book on art history careers):


Information on how the arts support a national economy:

Arts Spending Fueled National Economy, Report Finds
While many industries in 2010 were struggling to recover from the recession, the nonprofit arts and culture industry continued to serve as an economic engine for the country, pumping billions of dollars into the national economy, a new report from the Americans for the Arts finds.
Based on data from 9,721 arts and culture organizations representing all fifty states, the report,
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV (378 pages, PDF), found that in 2010, the year the study was
conducted, the arts and culture sector generated $135.2 billion in economic activity, including $61.1 billion in spending by nonprofit organizations — 3 percent less than in the pre-recession year of 2005 — and $74.1 billion in spending by arts audiences. In addition, the sector helped support 4.1 million full-time jobs and generated $22.3 billion in revenues for local, state, and federal governments, or five times as much as their collective appropriations.
Although spending by the typical arts patron fell 11 percent between 2005 and 2010, the report
found that arts audiences spent $24.60 per person, per event, beyond the cost of admission in 2010 and that arts patrons who traveled beyond their county to attend an event or performance spent more than twice the amount of their local counterparts — $39.96 vs. $17.42 — which suggests that communities drawing cultural tourists experience an additional boost of economic activity. “Arts & Economic Prosperity IV reveals the vital role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening the nation’s economy,” said Americans for the Arts president and CEO Robert L. Lynch. “This study proves that the arts are a key component of our nation’s economic recovery and future prosperity and an industry that supports jobs, generates significant government revenue, and sustains local businesses.”