This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it offers a selection of opportunities for finding the right career or job for you.
This site lists the criteria for numerous career options - some have links to other relevant websites.
A regularly updated newsletter with information on fellowships, internships, research support, etc.
International listings in the art world.
Academic job listings are found in the CAA's publication Careers, but this website includes updated listings on awards, internships, grants, etc., as well as professional advice, in the sections 'Career Development' and 'Resources and Opportunities'. Note: you must be a CAA member to obtain full job listing information.
Online career hub for higher education. Can browse Faculty & Research jobs by discipline.
Lists openings in museums and other cultural institutions; also has a resumé-posting option.
Job listings as well as resources for both emerging and established scholars.
This very active listserv has numerous position openings (use "Search Archives" feature).
The largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for Ph.D.s in humanities, social sciences, and STEM. UCSB graduate students or postdoctoral scholars have access to premium content on the VPhD website free of charge, including discussion forums, job postings, and career profiles written by Ph.D.s who were hired outside of academia.
A listing of academic and museum job searches taking place during the 2018-2019 academic year, for jobs starting 2019.
Career Resources & Professional Organizations
A wide-ranging list of jobs in the arts, with the ability to search by keyword, location and catagory.
Job listings and opportunities for image media professionals, including art and architecture librarians, image curators, and archivists; check also the VRA's Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students group for further employment and internship opportunities.
Recent job postings art librarians, as well as arts administrators, curators, and other visual resources professionals.
Jobs regularly posted here for museum information professionals.
UCSB does not offer a degree in architecture. However, on the websites of the organizations listed below, students can find information about studying architecture towards a professional career.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) . This is an excellent resource to learn about the various routes to study for a degree in architecture, including information for students with a non-architectural first degree. Check out in particular the ACSA Student Resources section Study Architecture .
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) .
- American Institute of Architecture Students . The AIAS serves as the "incubator" for the architecture profession.
- National Architectural Accrediting Board , especially the section Architecture Programs .
Recommendations for how students can develop their interest in architecture while studying at the Department of History of Art & Architecture:
- Declare a major in the History of Art & Architecture, either with an Emphasis in Architecture & Environment or take as many courses in architectural history as the major requirements allow.
- Organize independent research with faculty in the department who are working in architectural history and architecture.
- Take courses in USSB's Spatial Studies , and even combine a major in History of Art & Architecture and an Emphasis in Architecture & Environment with a minor in Spatial Studies.
- Take courses in UCSB's Department of Art . Note that these courses are often oversubscribed and Art Majors may have priority.
- Develop drawing and drafting skills by taking such courses as, for example, freehand drawing, architectural drafting, AutoCAD and 3-D computer programs. In addition to UCSB, check out Santa Barbara City College for relevant courses.
- Research, with places to start:
- For information about architecture school rankings, see Niall Patrick Walsh. "A Definitive List of the Best U.S. Architecture Schools 2019" 17 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2018. ISSN 0719-8884.
- For statistics on which design tools are necessary for a successful career in architecture, see "The Black Spectacles Annual Software Requirements Study," black spectacles blog (published 2016).
- For a checklist on what to do to become an architect, see "The Black Spectacles Ultimate Resource Guide on How to Be an Architect," black spectacles blog (published October 6, 2016).
- For a White Paper on securing your first job after graduation, see "American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), How To Get A Job In Architecture," AIAS.org (published May 2018).
- Explore UCSB's departments of Mathematics and Physics to determine if they offer appropriate courses that meet or supplement requirements for any architectural programs you might consider entering after your time at UCSB (check with the school's architectural program about required course work).
- Organize an internship with architects, landscape architects, municipal and county architects and planning offices, non-profit organizations working, for example, in the field of housing and sustainable architecture. History of Art & Architecture majors may be able to obtain course credits for internships; contact Savannah Parison, the department's Undergraduate Program Advisor, for more information.