Art History Minor: Potential Careers | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Art History Minor: Potential Careers

MCAD Career Development can help you find work and help employers find you. In addition to job listings, the staff is available to meet one-on-one with students and alumni to assist with career development. Services include assistance writing and editing resumes, cover letters, and other professional correspondences; career exploration and industry research; interviewing practice; networking strategies; and industry-specific practices.

Arts Administrator

Manages programs in education, therapy, or public service. Oversees and applies for grants, reports to donors and board, and makes plans for the organization.

Art Archivist

Appraises, processes, catalogs, and preserves permanent records and historically valuable documents.

Art Researcher

Typically for a museum or higher education, contributes to the reservoir of knowledge about works of art and artists.


Acquires, cares for, develops, displays, and interprets a collection of artifacts or works of art in order to inform, educate, and engage the public.

Community Arts Worker

Works with communities to improve their quality of life, using a variety of art forms to explore relevant issues. Generally works in areas where there are social, cultural, or environmental issues.