Artist Resumes

As art majors, we are well aware of the fact that a portfolio is a big part of applying for a job. Our resumes also play a huge role in the hiring process. A resume can say things that your portfolio can not. A portfolio can only show your talent but an employer would like to know a lot more than that. A clear and well-written resume lets your employer know your contact information, education history, work or internship experience, and related skills. All things that can convince an employer to hire you. With your resume, an employer can see where you obtained the skills showcased in your portfolio or what experiences you had that creates certain qualities needed for the job you are applying for. The resume is where an employer can see if you have any leadership skills or how well you work with others.

It is important to keep your resume updated. Opportunities will always present themselves and it will help if you have a resume that is up to date. For instance, if you show your work in a group or solo exhibition, that can go on your resume. Here are some other things you can add to your artist resume:

  1. Your contact information
  2. Your education/experience
  3. Skills (software, hardware, languages, etc)
  4. Your employment (work, internships, volunteering, etc)
  5. Activities (membership in any clubs and organizations)
  6. Honors and Awards (eg, Dean’s List)
  7. Exhibitions (solo, group shows)
  8. References available upon request

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