Register Now | How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts!

Register Now | How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts!

This February 18 workshop will help you define your career path, find opportunities, and walk you through all stages of a job search.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce its next online workshop "How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts,“ presented by Maria Villafranca, NYFA Coach and Consultant, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Our first Spring 2020 workshop is part of our Online Learning Initiative that provides professional development workshops to artists and creatives nationally and internationally through a webinar platform. 

Workshop Description:

Are you passionate about the arts and looking for a career where you can contribute to a vibrant cultural sector? Whether you are an entry-level job-seeker or an experienced manager who is interested in a career transition, this workshop will help you define your career path, find opportunities, and walk you through all stages of a job search, from applying to interviewing to negotiating an offer. We’ll discuss arts-specific resources covering a range of disciplines, common application missteps, and how to strategically network in the field. You’ll walk away with a clearer sense of how to frame your career for new opportunities and essential strategies to land your dream job in the arts. 

Geared toward arts and culture employees at all career stages, this workshop will give you tips on topics such as:

  • Defining your dream job: We’ll discuss a range of career options in the visual, literary, and performing arts, and key questions to consider in tailoring your search. 
  • Where to find opportunities/networking: In addition to an overview of arts-specific employment resources, we’ll talk about informational interviews, staying informed about the field, and networking. 
  • Application strategies: We’ll define tips for creating and adapting your cover letter and resume for each application, including common missteps!
  • Interviews: We’ll review how to prepare for an interview, how to respond to challenging questions, and key questions that you should ask potential employers.
  • What Comes Next: Finally, we’ll talk about job offers, how to negotiate salary, and how to build lasting relationships in the field. 

Title: How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts!
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM*
Location: Anymeeting Webinar Platform, online and anywhere you have Internet access
Program Fee: $25
Registration: Please register for the program here.
Questions: Email [email protected]

*This workshop will be recorded and shared with all previously-registered participants after the session concludes. It will be available for viewing up to 6 months after the workshop date.

Maria Villafranca is a nonprofit management consultant with over fifteen years of experience in leadership roles at NYC-based arts organizations. She specializes in helping creatives manage career transitions and/or navigate acute issues such as asking for a raise or handling employee conflict. She has presented on nonprofit management, creative careers, and cultural resources at organizations across the country. She has also held positions, primarily in leadership roles, at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Pace Gallery, Marbella Gallery, and the Dactyl Foundation for the Arts & Humanities. She has a BA degree in Art History and English from Rutgers University and an MFA degree in Fiction from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Philadelphia. 

Want a preview of what to expect during Villafranca’s “How to Find and Land Your Dream Job in the Arts!” online workshop? Read Villafranca’s blog post on the “How, Why, and When to Negotiate Salary.” 

Our 2020 Spring workshop series highlights NYFA Coaching, a professional development service that offers access to one-on-one individual guidance from a variety of arts professionals, including NYFA staff. Our online workshop series and NYFA Coaching are part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.

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