This guide for high school students and teachers is designed to introduce students to a variety of possible careers in the arts. In it, you will find information about a number of different arts career paths, interviews with people who work in various fields, practical advice about pursuing a career in the arts and information about the valuable skills that are promoted by an arts-based education.
Careers in the Arts Teaching Resource
Includes interviews with arts professionals in the fields of:
- Museum Education
- K-12 Art Education
- Medical Illustration
- Art Therapy
- Studio Art
- Arts Administration
- Graphic Design
- Digital Special Effects
- Theater Set Design
- University-level Art Education
So You Want To Be A...
In this series, high school students interview arts professionals about the ins and outs of their work.
So You Want to Be a Curator
Benjamin Vega interviews Leigh Arnold, Ph.D., Assistant Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center
So You Want to Be a Conservator
Bernadette Negrete interviews Nicole Berastequi, Conservation Tech at the Nasher Sculpture Center
So You Want to Work in Social Media
Caroline Cox interviews Cassandra Emswiler Burd, PR and Social Media Coordinator at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Learn about working in a variety of arts-related fields from successful professionals.
Melisa Durkee is the Head of Rights and Reproductions at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
John Campbell is the former conservator of the Nasher Sculpture Center. He currently works at CCS Conservation in Long Island City, New York.
Lindsey Croley is the Graphic Designer at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Tim McLaughlin is a former Creature Supervisor for Industrial Light and Magic.
Samuel Thomas teaches art at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas.
Neil Hubbard is a designer with Heatherwick Studio.
Michael O’Keefe is a Dallas-based artist who works in both 2-D and 3-D art.
Mary Jordan is a professional medical illustrator who manages and owns a medical illustration studio.
Studio Art and Design
Kyle Hobratschk is a printmaker and furniture designer who resides in Dallas.
How the Arts Contribute to Success in Business
Katherine Wagner is the CEO of Business Council for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization. Throughout her career, she has developed and encouraged relationships between businesses and arts organizations.
Heather Kitchen is the Managing Director of the Dallas Theater Center. In her long career, she has been an important advocate for the arts as a manager or director of theater companies throughout the U.S. and Canada.