At PAFA, our goal is to help students develop the skills necessary to advance their careers—in whatever direction they choose. We recommend students connect with the Career Services Office early in their education at the Academy by attending a workshop or meeting with Greg Martino, Director of Career Services. Together, you can begin working on identifying career goals, developing a resume and sharpening how you present yourself in interviews.
help with resumes, CVs, cover letters and artist statements
one-on-one interview practice
guidance in exploring internships, using job search techniques and developing career paths
help utilizing personality assessment tools
Keep current with everything careers-related by reading the PAFA Careers blog: www.pafacareers.tumblr.com
The Career Services Office offers a complete schedule of workshops on topics incuding resume writing, interviewing techniques (including answering the tough questions), using personality assessment tools, and many more.
We also collaborate with faculty and Museum staff to develop workshops that address the concerns of an artist trying to carve out a career in the complex world of professional art-making. These include:
sessions on framing and matting
panel discussions with intellectual property attorneys
insights from tax accountants
roundtables with artists exhibiting in alternative spaces
A great way to gain experience in a field related to your career path, an internship can offer a window into the workings of a gallery, auction house, museum, film/tv production company, art center, publishing house and more. At PAFA, we are fortunate to have a world-class museum, and students can explore curating, museum education and development, conservation and digital archiving—all without leaving campus.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment tool that has helped millions of people around the world better understand themselves and how they interact with others. The MBTI does NOT tell you what you are good at or what you should do with your life; instead, it focuses on how you make decisions, how you communicate your ideas and how you organize your life. It’s a fascinating and fun way to look inward.
For an appointment, e-mail Greg Martino, Director of Career Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-972-2079.