What can I do with my degree in History and Philosophy of Art?
History and Philosophy of Art careers
The jobs listed below are a selection of those which may interest History and Philosophy of Arts students and graduates and offer the opportunity to use your degree directly.
Art Gallery Manager
Art galleries vary in style, size and purpose, and because of this, the role of a gallery manager can differ. The role can change depending on whether you work in a public or private gallery.
Exhibition designers typically work on cultural exhibitions which include museums and galleries, or on commercial exhibitions which include showcase events, trade shows and conferences.
With the key goals of informing, educating and inspiring the public, a museum or gallery curator acquires, cares for, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art.
Job profile of a Museum/Gallery Curator on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Curator on the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of an Art Gallery Curator on the National Careers Service website
icould: Katie M - Associate Curator
I want to work in The Heritage Sector
As well as teaching through lectures and seminars, academic staff in higher education also carry out research and a wide range of administrative and pastoral tasks. Although a teaching qualification is not required, you will need a higher degree, normally a PhD. Competition is strong for entry-level academic posts.
I want to work in A University
Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs
People in some History and Philosophy of Art roles may be self-employed