Careers in Arts Administration

Ninety-five percent of all M.A.A.A. alumni are currently working in the arts.

Alumni, faculty & partners in our network………………
Alumni working directly in the arts………………
States and countries alumni work in around the world………………


What kinds of jobs do M.A.A.A. alumni have?

Our graduates are planning, facilitating, evaluating, and raising money; designing and opening new facilities; educating students of all ages; consulting in areas like audience development, strategic planning, and financial development; developing and managing public arts programs and arts advocacy organizations; and exploring arts research for non-profits and government agencies. 

In addition to their own employment in arts administration, many of our M.A.A.A. alumni continue to create their own art, serve on non-profit arts boards of directors, and adjudicate arts funding for regional, state, and federal organizations.

Where do M.A.A.A. Alumni work?

  •  Blue Man Group

  • American Conservatory Theatre

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • Smithsonian Institute

Graduates work in various jobs and fields all over the world, for a diverse group of companies and organizations, including the California Shakespeare Theater, the College of the Bahamas, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Seattle Opera, to name a few. See a full list below.

See full list

Americans for the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dance Canvas

Alphawood Foundation

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Lotus Productions

American Conservatory Theatre

College of the Bahamas

Logan Center for the Arts

Roundabout Theatre Company

New England Foundation for the Arts

Garrison Arts Center

Blue Man Group

Irving Arts Center

Charlottesville Ballet

Smithsonian Institute

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Meow Wolf

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

American Dance Festival

Syracuse University

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

Capital Center for the Arts

Lebanon Opera House

Arts for LA

Ripple Theatre Company

University of Chicago

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

American Blues Theatre

Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet

The Broad Stage

Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council

National Dance Education Association

Strand Theatre

Midland Symphony Orchestra

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

New York Foundation for the Arts

Hoyt Cultural Center

Eastman School of Music

California Shakespeare Theatre

Mercer University

Boston Symphony Orchestra

American Visionary Art Museum
Annenberg Center for the Arts

International Museum of Art & Science

Carroll County Arts Council

Taproot Theatre

Seattle Opera

Youth Choral Theatre of Chicago

AMS Planning and Research

… and more!