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Published at 02/01/2012 10:54:56


A report from the National Endowment for the Arts with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics studies show that arts jobs for creative individuals like painters, architects and photographers are expected to increase by 2018. This means that the more artistic job opening, the more opportunities there are for those who have inclination towards arts.


Everyone starts somewhere. After graduation, most students get entry-level arts jobs. It is usually the job that most people have for one-to-two years after school. The company then provides mentors that train and teach the new comer matters pertaining to conception, implementation, and other art related topics.


One of the arts jobs where employment is estimated to rise is graphic designing. Some graphic designers start with being freelancers or being self-employed. They work independently from a company and usually do the work by themselves. In the corporate world, a student starts as an entry-level graphic designer, gets promoted to become a senior designer, and with experience, expertise and good performance, becomes an art director or a creative director.

A graphic designer can have a job that range to working with collateral material, print materials, brand building and multimedia interfaces. They are usually a consistent staple from the conceptualization to completion. However, there are specialist jobs like print production artists who have an understanding of how layout, type and color are incorporated into print media. They are team players and take instructions from their lead designers to create complete layouts and use software such as In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXPress.

One arts jobs industry where creative and technical people work together is the film industry. In a production, the highest position a crew could hold is that of the director. The director has the vision, the concept and the direction and orchestrates all the works of the staff. The director works with the artists, the different departments, technicians and the postproduction. The person in this position should be able to instill an idea to the staff on how the whole production would look like. The director, along with the creative producers, has the final creative authority.

Another field under the arts jobs category is writing. Everyone can write, but what makes an author distinct is the continual pursuit to submit his or her work. A writer should be able to produce a script, edit, and converse with the other creative staff or pitch the stories to publication houses. The more common positions for people who are good with words are copywriters and content developers. In relation to language and with the movement of globalization, there are demands for jobs as interpreters and translators as well.

With the internet and web development, there came a demand for art jobs that go hand in hand with the technical aspects. A web designer usually develops the look and functions for the sites. They are responsible for the navigation system and visual execution of the site. They should be able to explain their designs to developers who will use HTML, CSS, Javascript and other tools in developing the web pages.


Lastly, artists themselves need people who know how to manage the team, the work and the timeline. These people ensure the adherence to the budget, schedule and the vision for the development. Jobs of curators, museum handlers and producers also fall into the management aspect of art jobs.