The Job Search
Miami offers many services for students as they approach the end of their program. Below are a few ideas to get you going.
We are not often alerted when positions fill, so inquire first to the school/district/company if a position is still open if the posting is dated. Often, positions are posted on our alumni facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/muartedalumni/
Consider liking the Miami University Art Education Alumni page. Job openings are sometimes posted there by alumni.
Career Services offers programs and workshops based on resume writing, interviewing and networking. Career Services has put together a good list of mock interview questions for Education Majors. Career Services also offers a yearly Teacher Job Fair. Training in interviewing is required prior to participating in this event (see programs/workshops schedule at above link). The Handshake site is their program for registering for offered services.
Thinking about Graduate School? Check out what Miami has to offer in terms of preparation resources.
NAEA (National Art Educators Association) has a job search site. Their listings extend beyond K-12 schools into museums, etc.
JOB SEARCH ENGINES:
A guide for getting hired, posted by Artofed.com
FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are there jobs out there for art teachers?
YES!!!!! We get announcements periodically and quite regularly. If you're willing to explore a diverse array of options- there is opportunity out there. We'll post announcements as we hear about them on this page.
When do I start looking for jobs?
It's never a bad time to look around and see what's available. There are jobs out there, but sometimes you have to look beyond your "perfect job" into unexpected places.
When do I apply?
Hiring season differs from district to district. Postings could happen at any point depending on the reason/timing of the vacancy. Apply when you have your professional materials prepared and ready to send out. It is understood that students may be applying during student teaching with the intent to get a job the next semester.
Where do I look for art teaching jobs?
Jobs are posted here as we hear about them for the surrounding areas. You can also look at state and district websites of areas you're interested in. Don't discount Indiana and Kentucky, since we are very close to the borders. Also, don't hesitate to look further cross-country. There are opportunities everywhere! Once you get your license in Ohio, you can often get a transfer license to get you started elsewhere once you get a job. There is also a Miami Art Education Alumni Facebook page you can check. US Department of Education (national government site) as well as the Ohio Department of Education may also have useful links as well.
Other Arts Opportunities
Columbus Arts Opportunities—A directory of regional and national resource and opportunity links for artists sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The site also contains a council internship and job board under the “About” button.
Columbus Artist Directory—A searchable directory of links to Columbus-area artists, including Web site and contact information for networking and internship and job search purposes, sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Art Deadlines List—A compilation of public art commission projects, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships, grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries and other art opportunities in all disciplines sponsored by Artdeadlineslist.com. Premium content subscriptions are also available.
Other MU career services links for College of Creative Arts majors