Art Education

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Art Director
  • Art Therapist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Children’s Book Illustrator
  • College/University Instructor*
  • Community Arts
  • Community Education
  • Creative Arts Instructor
  • Creative/Visual Arts Specialist
  • Education Program Coordinator
  • Exhibit Coordinator
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Media Arts Coordinator
  • Museum Curator*
  • Museum Educator/Tours
  • Private Art Instructor
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Studio/Gallery Assistant

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Art Libraries
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community & Recreation Centers
  • Local, State, & Federal Government
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public & Private Schools
  • Publishing Companies
  • Self-Employed

Minnesota Employers

  • Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • K-12 Schools
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota Center for Media Arts
  • Minnesota State Arts Board
  • MN State Institutions
  • Walker Art Center

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$35,000-$61,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to instruct others
  • Artistic
  • Communication skills
  • Creative
  • Empathy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Expressive
  • Helping others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Motivation
  • Organized
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Public speaking skills
  • Team player