HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ART
CAREERS SESSION
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
Tim Reed
Head of Careers
Introduction
• What is the Careers Advisory Service?
• What skills do History & Philosophy of Art graduates
have?
• What do History & Philosophy of Art graduates do:
the jobs they get
their typical employers
the further courses they study
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm
What is the best career?
The Careers Advisory Service
• Location
• Staff
• Opening times etc
• Services & facilities
Specific CAS facilities
• Reception & Careers library
• Options Leaflets & free careers literature
• Reference files, books & postgraduate prospectuses
• IT facilities - www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
• Alumni careers network
• Careers Employability Module (CEM) on Moodle
• Quick Query
• Careers Guidance Interview
• Talks & presentations
Careers Presentations
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
Examples of Careers Talks
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Interview Skills, CV Workshop, Choosing a Career
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Careers in Politics, Getting a job in the Media, Applying for
Teacher Training
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Journalism Workshop, T.E.F.L. Presentation, Using languages
& Working in Europe
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Postgraduate Study in the Humanities
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Presentation by Deloitte
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Presentations by BUNAC: (i) Work in USA & Canada (ii) Work
in Australia & New Zealand
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Presentation by Pearson (summer internships)
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Presentation by NHS
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Presentation by PwC: Commercial Awareness
How to use the CAS
Begin by doing some research
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Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences)
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Then into your opportunities (use vacancy database, Directories)
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Use IT: CAS website & PROSPECT PLANNER
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Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc
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Quick Query at CAS
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1:1 careers interview
What skills do History & Philosophy of Art graduates have?
• Ability to work under pressure
• Analytical & Problem Solving
• Attention to detail
• Communication
• Critical Evaluation/Interpretation
• Literacy
• Research
Employability skills
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmenu.htm
CAS Moodle Resource
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm
Employability Points
www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints/
Global Skills Award
www.kent.ac.uk/graduateschool/skills/programmes/gsalectures.html
CAS Employability skills exercise
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillstest.html
What do History & Philosophy of Art graduates do?
• What do they do in broad terms?
• Jobs where the degree is useful
• Examples from University of Kent
What do History & Philosophy of Art graduates do?
HPA/all subjects comparison 2010
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CAREERS USING HISTORY OF ART
www.prospects.ac.uk
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Archivist
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Arts Administrator
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Auctioneer/Valuer - Fine Arts
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Editorial Assistant
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Exhibition Organiser
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Heritage Manager
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Heritage Officer/Interpreter
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Historical Buildings Inspector/Conservations Officer
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Lecturer, Art History (HE/FE)
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Librarian, Special/Academic
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Magazine Journalist
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Museum/Art Gallery Curator
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Museum Education Officer
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Museum/Gallery Conservator/Restorer
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Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officer
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Picture Researcher
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School Teacher
TYPICAL EMPLOYERS
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Antique Dealers
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Art Dealers
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Arts Organisations
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Civil Service
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Commercial Galleries
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Craft & Design Institutions
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Heritage Centres
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Local Authority Museums
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National Galleries
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National Museums
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Picture Libraries
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Schools, Colleges, Universities
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Stately Homes
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Tourist Boards
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Valuers & Auctioneers
Employment option examples
Advertising
Armed Forces
Arts admin
Broadcasting
Central & Local Gov’t
Computing/IT
Finance
Fire Service
Guidance/Counselling
Info Management/Museums
Journalism
Law
Marketing/Sales
Management Consultancy
NHS Management
Personnel
Police
Production Management
Public Relations
Publishing
Purchasing
Retail
Self-employment
Social Work
TEFL
Teaching
Tourism
Transport
GRADUATE SALARIES 2012
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Arcadia – retail management £18,500 - £23,000
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Boots - brand/buying/marketing grad scheme £24,000 + £1k welcome!
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Barclays Bank - future leaders development programme £36k (+£8k bonus!)
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Civil Service - up to £27,000
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Explore Learning - education management £21,000
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Exxon Mobil - graduate schemes £34,000
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FiveTen Group - recruitment £20-£25k
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GCHQ - defence research £25,000 (+ benefits)
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IBM - range of schemes £27,000 - £32,000
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Jaguar Land Rover – purchasing grad scheme £27k
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John Lewis - buying/retail management/merchandising graduate schemes £25,000
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L’Oreal - management training scheme £28,000
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McDonald’s - trainee business manager £18,500-21,500
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MI5 - £24,750 + benefits - varies by function!
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Motability - £28,500 (+ joining bonus!)
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Slaughter & May - training contract £38,000
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Waitrose - retail management £25,000
JOB ADVERTISEMENT EXAMPLE
CHRISTIE’S “Specialist – Pop and Film” http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/
Christie’s, the international Fine Art Auctioneers, is seeking a Specialist for its Pop and
Film department based in South Kensington, London.
The principal functions are to assist in securing property for sale, developing client
relationships, catalogue and co-ordinate sale activity and ensure the smooth running
of the department in conjunction with the departmental administrator.
We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic candidate who ideally will offer the
following experience and skills:
Educated to degree level
Keen interest in and knowledge of music and film
Proven track record in researching and marketing
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Excellent team player with ability to multi-task
Proficiency in Word, Outlook and Excel
Fluency in English, whilst fluency in Italian or French would be a benefit
Minimum of three years paid work experience in related field
Please apply in writing, enclosing CV and current salary details. Unfortunately, due to the high
number of applicants, we will only be contacting the successful candidates.
JOB ADVERTISEMENT EXAMPLE
NATIONAL GALLERY “Documentation Assistant”
http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/
To carry out basic day-to-day maintenance of the Gallery's Picture Dossiers and undertake
bibliographic research in support of the Curatorial Catalogue Programme. Provide the
widest possible appropriate access (virtual and actual) to the collection information
documented and/or held in the Dossiers, enhance information held in the Gallery's collection
management system.
You must have a good first degree, preferably in art history or a related discipline, and a
basic knowledge of a range of European languages.
A thorough knowledge of the history of Western European painting, 1200-1900, and
familiarity with the National Gallery collection would be advantageous.
You should have a good understanding of collection documentation in an archive, library or
museum environment and experience of bibliographic research.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required and the ability to work quickly and to agreed
deadlines is important. Enthusiasm, adaptability, attention to detail, a methodical approach and accuracy
are all key qualities.
Salary: £21,500 p.a.
For an application pack, please visit our website at www.nationalgallery.org.uk/jobs
or email [email protected]
Alternatively, please telephone 020 7747 2504.
WORK EXPERIENCE AD EXAMPLE
University of Kent Careers Advisory Service Vacancy database
http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
Employer: ROYAL COLLECTION ENTERPRISES
“Warden”
approx. £7.75 per hour.
We want people to join our team welcoming visitors to The Queen's Gallery & the
Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. You will provide guided tours of Clarence House,
the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Wardens enhance the visitor experience at official royal residences. Their role is to
provide excellent customer service by:
- Providing a warm welcome to visitors
- Carrying out ticket and security checks
- Helping with access for disabled people
- Providing information about the buildings and exhibits
This role involves a great deal of interaction with visitors while ensuring safety and
security of visitors, exhibits and buildings. We give you all the information you need
about the works of art and buildings, so you can pass this on to visitors with an
enthusiastic smile.
Download application form: www.royal.gov.uk/recruitment
Interviews at Buckingham Palace throughout March and April 2011
ENTRY LEVEL JOB TITLES
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Art Gallery Administrator
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Assistant Curator: Schools - Tate Britain
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Cultural Tour Operator - Martin Randall Travel Ltd
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Education Officer (Families & Young People) - V&A
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Exhibitions Registrar (maternity leave cover) - National Gallery
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Fine Art Administrator - International Auction House
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Junior Picture Researcher - The Folio Society
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Part-time Picture Researcher (maternity cover) - The Welcome Trust
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Picture Desk Administrator - Quarto Publishing plc
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Public Art Co-ordination Officer - Bolton Metro
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Publishing Agent (Fine Art Reproductions) - Isle of Wight Museum Service
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Trainee Assistant Curator - Norwich Gallery
University of Kent Employment examples
HERITAGE/ARTS
Administration (x2) - Courtauld Institute, Sothebys
Art Adviser - Castle Galleries
Auction Administrator - Spink & Son Ltd
Collections Assistant - National Museum
Display Assistant - Turner Contemporary
Gallery Manager - Galleria
Guiding Warden - Buckingham Palace
Intern (x2) - Christie's Auctioneers, CAPC Musee D'Art Contemporian
Library Assistant - West Barnes Library
Museum Assistant (x3) - Greece, Herne Bay Museum, Paisnel Gallery
Photographic Designer - Jarvis Photography
Print Assistant - Christie’s Auctioneers
Tour Leader - Leeds Castle
Trainee Archivist - Gloucestershire Archives
Trainee Evaluator - Bonhams Auctioneers
Volunteer Curator - Tate Modern
Visitor Service Host - National Army Museum
Employment examples
EDUCATION
Administrative Assistant - Essex University
Classroom Assistant (x3) - Bearnes Primary, St. Francis De Sales Junior, Dane Court Grammar
EFL Teacher (x5) - British Council, Language School, Canterbury Christchurch University, GEOS,
Japan
Examinations Officer - Christ the King's 6th Form College
Lecturer/FE Certificate - Canterbury College
Programmes Senior Administrator - University of Surrey
Teacher - Montessori School
MEDIA
Editor - Educational Publishing Co
Editorial Assistant - Radio Times (BBC Worldwide)
PR Assistant - PR Company
Production Co-ordinator - European Technology Publishing
Publicity Assistant - Macmillan
Reporter - Purple Media
Researcher- Brooklapping (TV)
Sub-Editor - Barbour Index
Employment examples
OTHER
Archivist - Laceys Solicitors
Assistant Quantity Surveyor - St Blaise
Bookseller - Waterstones
Care Worker - The Chase Residential Home
Housing Benefits Officer - Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Logistics Administrator - Hanfare Protective Clothing
Insolvency Officer - Department of Trade & Industry
Management trainee - Boots
Marketing/Advertising Assistant - Metro Press Ltd
Personal Assistant - The British Museum
Purchasing Officer - McCormack's
Sales Assistant - Next
Senior Telefundraiser - Help the Aged
Stock Manager - Marks & Spencer
Student Media Co-ordinator - Kent Union
Taxation Market Intelligence - JP Morgan Chase
Further study examples
Art Foundation Course - Middlesex
MA - Courtauld Institute of Art
MA English - Kent
MA Film Studies - Kent
MA Film Studies - Nottingham
MA Gallery Studies - Essex
MA History & Philosophy of Art - Kent
MA History & Theory of Art - Kent (x5)
MA History of Art - Courtauld Institute of Art
MA History of Art - Bristol
MA History of Art - Essex
MA History of Art - Oxford
MA Industrial Relations - Kent
MA Medieval & Tudor St - Kent
MA Modern Art – Essex
MA Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics - Kent
MA by Research - History of Art - Kent
MPhil History & Theory of Art - Kent
PGCE Art & Design - Homerton College
PGCE Primary - Canterbury Christ Church
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF ART
CAREERS SESSION
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
Tim Reed
Head of Careers
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