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Workshops | SEPC Lounge | Mentoring and Portfolio Review | Resources For Job Seekers | Career Services for Employers


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All interviews during the conference will take places at booths located in Salon B at the Hilton Chicago. Interviewers from colleges, universities, and cultural institutions will make arrangements with candidates independently, in advance of the conference.

See Guidelines for CAA Interviews for more information regarding interviews at the conference.

Tips for Résumés, CVs, Portfolios, and Materials

· Update your résumé or curriculum vitae (CV). Visit CAA's Standards & Guidelines for recommendations on organizing a résumé and other comprehensive tools for visual artists, art historians, museum professionals.

· Have a colleague or professor proofread your résumé or CV and cover letter.

· Submit high-quality reproductions of original work. Do not submit original artworks or publications, as these materials may get damage or misplaced during the job-search process.

· Bring hard copies of all your materials. Label materials with your name and contact information. Even if you plan to submit your materials digitally, many potential employers also require hard copies or would like to see them.

· Art historians should consider including an unofficial academic transcript and/or photocopies of recent scholarship.

· Artists should carry a select portfolio of recent work that is easy to view and clearly represents your medium(s) and style(s). Make several copies of all images, printouts, or DVDs that you wish to present to employers. Always retain originals.

Applying for Jobs

· Before the conference, search and apply for positions and arrange interviews through the Career Center.

· When applying for jobs, follow the specific application instructions in the online listing.

· Familiarize yourself with the Hilton Chicago ahead of time and locate the hotel’s business center (with photocopiers and mailing services) and Salon B where interviews take place.

· When reviewing position listings in the Career Center, check to see if the institution offering the job is on the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) list of censured colleges or universities. If an institution is on the censured list, ask the interviewer how this affects his or her department practices.


How can I access the Jobs Listing on the Online Career Center ? 

You need your CAA member ID number and password for the “Job Seeker Sign In” on the Online Career Center. You may create or reset your password online. If you are not a member, join CAA!

I forgot my CAA member ID number and/or password. How can I get that information? 

Your CAA user/member ID number can be found on your membership card or your periodical’s mailing label. You may also login using your email address. You may create or reset your password online. If you are not a member, join CAA!  

How can I contact an Employer from the Online Career Center during the conference? 

If no prior arrangement or contact has been made with an Employer, log into your Online Career Center account and follow the Employer’s specific instructions regarding how the interviewer wants to be contacted.

How do I become a CAA member? 

Join CAA online or, when you’re at the conference, visit us at registration in Salon B at the Hilton Chicago to complete a membership application.

Where do I find the Mock Interviews, Mentoring, and Artist Portfolio Reviews?  

Appointments for Mock Interviews are offered through the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee. Visit the SEPC Lounge schedule  for more information.

During the conference, Mentoring, and Artist Portfolio Reviews will take place in Salon C, Mock Interview will be held in Salon B.

Unfortunately, the onsite Mentoring/Artist Portfolio Review program has been cancelled for the 2020 Annual Conference.