Career Resources

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Keep current with everything careers-related by reading the PAFA Careers blog: www.pafacareers.tumblr.com

At PAFA, the goal is to help students develop the skills necessary to advance their careers—in whatever direction they choose. Students should connect with the Career Services Office early in their education by attending a workshop or meeting with Greg Martino, Director of Career Services, to begin working on identifying career goals, developing a resume and interviewing skills.

Career Services offers:

  • 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

Workshops

A complete schedule of workshops features topics incuding resume writing, interviewing techniques, using personality assessment tools, and many more. In addition, faculty and museum staff develop collaborative workshops that address the concerns of artists 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

Internships

An internship can offer a window into the workings of a gallery, auction house, museum, film/television production company, art center, publishing house and more. PAFA students have access to a world-class museum to explore curating, museum education and development, conservation and digital archiving—all without leaving campus. You can find more information here.

Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment tool that has helped millions of people better understand how they make decisions, communicate ideas and organize their lives. It’s a fascinating and fun way to look inward. 

Appointments

For an appointment, contact Greg Martino, Director of Career Services, at gmartino@pafa.edu or 215-972-2079.