Arts & Museums

Group of students performing a dance

Explore & Make Connections

Talking to alumni in museums and alumni in arts can help you make informed choices and potentially open doors. Join Swatties Helping Swatties and conduct informational interviews to enhance your career journey. Make an appointment to chat with an advisor about this field.

Breakfast is served during the 2019 Acting Capstone, The Bald Soprano, performed as a non-stop 24-hour performance marathon in the Frear Ensemble Theater in the Lang Performing Arts Center on the campus of Swarthmore College on Saturday morning, March 2, 2019. (Simona Dwass ’19)

Learn & Apply

Browse the industry guides to learn more about types of roles, organizations and skills valued by employers. Look for internships and jobs on Handshake, where you can also browse employers and industry-specific events.

Level Up your professional and technical skills

Swarthmore Career Services is again collaborating with TriCo partners, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, career centers to bring skills training from Haverford alum Panos Panidis of Aesop Academy. Panos is himself an entrepreneur who, after several years working in …

By Kristie Beucler
Kristie Beucler Associate Director, Career Education
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Pirouetting Out Of My Comfort Zone

Ballet is a really important part of my life. I inquired about ballet classes on every college tour. I was so excited to learn about Swarthmore’s ballet program and it was definitely a factor in my decision to apply here. …

By Laura Wentzel
Laura Wentzel
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Internships With Minnesota Children’s Museum

Although I’ve never been there, I hear that the Mall of America is great. It’s an impressive spectacle of consumerism, and it’s a must-see if you’re in the Twin Cities area. However, I’d imagine that it’s not the most educational …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Employer & Interview Insights

Build Skills

Swarthmore & External Resources

American Alliance of Museums

This organization offers a job board with opportunities at museums across the country.

Greater Philadelphia Culture Alliance

This regional resource offers advice and job listings in the arts and culture industry including at museums, theaters, historic sites, …


The Mandy Network provides industry-leading tools which empower creative professionals to connect and find jobs across all sectors of Film, …

Contact & Location

(610) 328–8352

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.