Career Information

Academic & Professional Opportunities in History of Art & Architecture

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it offers a selection of opportunities for finding the right career or job for you.

Career Alternatives for Art HistoriansLink opens an external site

This site lists the criteria for numerous career options - some have links to other relevant websites.

The College Art Association Jobs and OpportunitesLink opens an external site

The CAA Online Career CenterLink opens an external site is a database of employment listings in the art and academic worlds, where job seekers may search listings and post their CV, and employers may submit classified advertisements and browse information about potential candidates. CAA’s OpportunitiesLink opens an external site collects and publishes calls for entries and papers, conference notices, fellowship and grant opportunities, available internships, and more. To propare for interviews, visit CAA Standards & GuidelinesLink opens an external site for Tools for Art Historians and Tools for Museum Professionals. Note: you must be a CAA member to obtain full job listing information.

The Chronicle of Higher Education JobsLink opens an external site

Formerly ChronicleVitae; online career hub for higher education. Can browse faculty jobs by discipline and jobs outside academe.

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries Job PostingsLink opens an external site

Lists openings for academic museums, galleries, and collections.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Career CenterLink opens an external site

Job listings as well as resources for both emerging and established scholars (account log in required to view job postings).

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Manage Your Career and JobHQLink opens an external site

Tools for managing your career and listings of museum jobs via the American Alliance of Museums website, including sections devoted to emerging museum professionals and career management.

MUSEUM-L ArchivesLink opens an external site

This very active listserv has numerous position openings (use "Search Archives" feature).

Academic Jobs Wiki: Art History Jobs 2020-2021Link opens an external site

A listing of academic and museum job searches taking place during the 2020-2021 academic year, for jobs starting 2021.


Career Resources & Professional Organizations

UCSB Career Services Link opens in a new window

Information for undergraduates Link opens in a new window and graduate students Link opens in a new window on career counseling, upcoming workshops, recruiting events, and other resources.

Visual Resources Association (VRA) Jobs DigestLink opens an external site

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 StudentsLink opens an external site group for further employment and internship opportunities.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) JobListLink opens an external site

Recent job postings art librarians, as well as arts administrators, curators, and other visual resources professionals.

MCN (Museum Computer Network) Mail ArchiveLink opens an external site

Jobs regularly posted here for museum information professionals.


Careers in Architecture

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.

Recommendations for how students can develop their interest in architecture while studying at the Department of History of Art & Architecture: