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Career Pathways: Arts & Entertainment

Earlhamites from all majors have found careers in the Arts & Entertainment sector. Use this guide to identify ways to start building your portfolio.


Get Involved in Campus Activities

  • Acapella: The Brimleys, New Measures
  • Dance: Dance Alloy, The Earthquakers
  • Singing: Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Gospel Revelations
  • Instrumental: Earlham Symphony Orchestra, Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Jazz
  • Ensemble and Latin Jazz, Hand drum Ensemble
  • Earlham Film Guild
  • Earlham Theater Company
  • Audition for theater production on campus


Apply for Internships

Below are some examples of Earlham Network Employers who offer internships that could help you gain experience in this sector. Learn more about applying for internships here.

  • Richmond Art Museum: Summer Intern
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre: Summer Conservatory for Youth Intern
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art: Public Programs Intern


Volunteer in Richmond

Log in to Earlham Engage to follow some of these agencies and find out about their volunteer needs.

  • Richmond Art Museum
  • Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Starr Gennett Foundation Inc.
  • Whitewater Community Television
  • Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival

Related Academic Programs

Art/Art History


Theatre Arts

Film Studies


Useful Links

Art Jobs 

Entertainment Career Guides

Art History Jobs

Berklee Music Careers Salary Guide

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (Arts & Design)

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (Entertainment & Sports)


Possible Job Titles

  • Art Historian
  • Self-employed artist
  • Art teacher (K-12)/professor
  • Music teacher (K-12)/professor
  • Theater teacher (K-12)/professor
  • Art history professor/lecturer
  • Art therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Librarian
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer/Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Art Handler
  • Museum Curator
  • Stage Manager
  • Artistic Director
  • Cartoonist
  • Production Assistant
  • Talent Agent
  • Music Assistant
  • Screenwriter
  • Playwriter
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Conductor
  • Composer
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Actor
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