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2017 Art Entry-Level Jobs

You have probably heard the term “starving artist” a time or two in your life, but it doesn’t have to apply to you if you can find the right entry-level jobs in art. This term is a reflection on the difficulty most artists have making money at their preferred crafts. Though it is often used to describe all artists, it’s really a misnomer, and it perpetuates a stereotype of artists as poor and desperate. The truth, in fact, is that many artists are living and working quite successfully; in fact, they’re doing more than that—they’re thriving. There are many different jobs in art, and how much you’ll make and how successful you will be really depends on which job you have.

Some artists, for example, work in the motion picture and video industries, and the average yearly salary for these positions is an impressive $70,420—not quite “starving.” Artists who work in advertising, public relations, and other related areas can make around $64,010 per year, while those working in publishing average around $64,350 yearly. Even the average independent artist can make around $33,670 per year. That might seem like a low salary, but many artists feel the trade-off of doing what they love is well worth it.

These are just a few examples of the types of art entry-level jobs available. There are many other art jobs to consider, such as becoming an art teacher, working in an art museum, and managing art programs for community centers, hospitals, and the like. The trick is simply to find your passion and then to go after it with everything you’ve got.

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Windsor Christian Academy | Upper Uwchlan Township PA
responsible for general classroom activities, lesson plans, and communication with parents Long term art substitute teacher - March, possible fifth grade position in the spring, other positions in the fall of 2017 QUALIFICATIONS B.A., certification preferred but not require...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Academy of Art University | San Francisco CA
Who We Are: Who We Are: Academy of Art University was established in San Francisco in 1929 has more than 14,000 students and over 30 academic departments, making it the largest accredited private school of art and design in the US. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our empl...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Blue Royal Staffing | Sonora CA
Full time, permanent OT position at a SNF in Sonora, CA   Our Skilled Nursing Facility is looking for a full time staff Occupational Therapist. In this position you will use research based treatments and state of the art equipment to ensure that our patients have a positive experience and meet ...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
Boston, MA Area Jobs | Taunton MA
Longmeadow of Taunton INFECTION CONTROL NURSE STAFF COORDINATOR Must be an RN skilled inthe art of developing and conducting staff training and have knowledge of training techniques Monitor and maintain our infection control program following prevention guidelines SIGN ON BONUS!! We offer compe...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
KMC Systems | Milton NH
KMC Systems, Inc. ( ) is a world class medical engineering and contract manufacturing center of excellence for leading instrument companies looking to bring state-of-the-art in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platforms, therapeutic delivery systems, high-volume laboratory automation instruments, and point...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
KMC Systems | Deerfield NH
KMC Systems, Inc. ( ) is a world class medical engineering and contract manufacturing center of excellence for leading instrument companies looking to bring state-of-the-art in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platforms, therapeutic delivery systems, high-volume laboratory automation instruments, and point...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
KMC Systems | Hillsborough NH
KMC Systems, Inc. ( ) is a world class medical engineering and contract manufacturing center of excellence for leading instrument companies looking to bring state-of-the-art in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platforms, therapeutic delivery systems, high-volume laboratory automation instruments, and point...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
KMC Systems | Franklin NH
KMC Systems, Inc. ( ) is a world class medical engineering and contract manufacturing center of excellence for leading instrument companies looking to bring state-of-the-art in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platforms, therapeutic delivery systems, high-volume laboratory automation instruments, and point...
  • Paid
  • Corporate
  • Immediate
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