Do you work in a creative profession and want to change your current job? Or are you just curious about the work prospects available to you as you pursue a career in the arts? Whether you’re looking for freelance opportunities, grants, or any job openings, we have the resources for you.
Over the last few years, hiring strategies have changed, with an increasing number of companies turning to specialist platforms while looking for new creative talent. This is where social media comes in and changes the game. In these job boards, there is something for everyone, whether you are a freelance graphic designer or an expert art handler. The good news is that several of them even let you upload a portfolio, which can help you attract potential employers.
Take a look at what’s available and perhaps it is time to revamp your resume and portfolio; there are plenty of jobs and opportunities in the creative industries for you to grab. So without further ado, here are the top 4 innovative career boards to help you get your big break in the world of art and design.
PICK UP THE FLOW NYC
PICK UP THE FLOW is a “NYC-based online resource aiming to democratize access to opportunities. Listings are shared monthly via newsletter as well as daily on their website: www.pickuptheflow.org” Their IG feed tells you instantly the job title, sometimes the amount of pay/grant/scholarship, etc., a deadline for applying and a brief overview. It’s very easy to surf PICK UP THE FLOW NYC’s Instagram.
Creative Jobs Board
Creative Jobs Board showcases exciting opportunities around the world. Free for those searching, it is flexible and affordable for those advertising. As described, CJB “believe finding and advertising creative jobs should be easier. So [they] created a platform to showcase exciting opportunities around the world. For opportunities and updates follow the socials.” You can learn more on their website creativejobsboard.com and browse opportunities on the Creative Jobs Board Instagram – which mixes in inspirational quotes and art in between posts.
We The Makers
WTM is a top creative design jobs selection powered by Mindsparkle Mag. You can follow We The Makers on Instagram for daily listings as well as mentor tips and tricks. Check their website, wethemakers.club for more in-depth descriptions.
As described on the jobs.art website, “The art world is changing, online and internationally, which means more jobs and more people hiring. In an industry as fast paced and multifaceted as ours, we understand the importance of a streamlined and accessible job board. Jobs.art is a global listings website focused solely on art-related careers and opportunities. Created by Art Handler, our site aims to connect skilled applicants to the best museum, gallery, curator, and art handling positions.”
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