Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences. Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.

Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.

NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.

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THEATRE & DANCE

Dance Theatre  (includes media, film and video industry)
Education Useful USC Resources
General  


DANCE

Dance Art
http://www.danceart.com
This site is truly a clearinghouse of dancer and dance lifestyle information. It is packed full of resources to help a dancer stay up to date on the American dance scene. Advertisements promote clinics, casting calls, training schools, and performances alike.  Numerous message boards on this site, some of which may provide job leads.

American Dance Guild
http://www.americandanceguild.org/jobs.html
Jobs and opportunities in dance.

Answers4dancers
http://www.answers4dancers.com/
Career information for dancers, students, teachers, and choreographers.  Use the ?non-member? link to access free services such as listings of agents, teaching and choreography job postings, helpful advice and more.

DanceCheer.net
http://www.dancecheer.net/entrance.html
A great site for dance team, drill team, color guard, winter guard, cheerleading, mascots, twirlers and performance groups of all ages as well as their director and coaches.  Scroll down and click on ?e-jobs? where you can post your resume or job request, get resume tips, learn about career opportunities in the spirit industry and search for job openings.   You can also respond online to job openings for dance team, drill team, cheerleading, color guard, pageantry, twirling, choreography and much more.

DancerUniverse.com
http://www.danceruniverse.com/
Very extensive list of useful links to dance related organizations.

Cyberdance.org
http://www.cyberdance.org/
A mega database to performers, companies, colleges, schools, summer programs an additional resources related to dance....specifically ballet and modern dance.

* Dance USA
http://www.danceusa.org/

This professional association provides excellent information under ?membership?.  Search through listings of dance companies, festivals, etc.  Jobs and auditions are also listed.

Professional Dancers Federation
http://www.pdfusa.org/

Contact the PDF officers for more information.  Helpful links about news and competitions.

National Dance Council of America
http://www.ndca.org/

Search this membership directory for potential networking contacts.

The National Dance Association
http://www.aahperd.org/nda/template.cfm
The mission of this association is to increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices in dance education while promoting and supporting creative and healthy lifestyles through high quality dance programs.  Join the free list-serve under "Professional Development" and check out the Career and Graduate Center.

* American Dance Therapy Association
http://www.ADTA.org/
The American Dance Therapy Association works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy.  Click on "Students" for information on what dance therapy is, what type of training is necessary, and how to break into the field.  Click on "Job Postings" for a small list of openings across the country.

Dancer Transition Resource Centre
http://www.dtrc.ca/html/main_en.html
This site provides dancers with information about recognizing and capitalizing on their transferable skills when seeking careers outside of dance. There are also links to information about retraining programs and grants. 

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
http://member.aahperd.org/careercenter/

If you don?t choose a key word, but simply click on search, you?ll access all the jobs in the database.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
http://www.sdcfoundation.org/
 A search engine that provides links to over 3,000 theatre, dance, opera, and visual arts events across the nation. A free e-mail newsletter subscription is offered.

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EDUCATION

USC - Websites for the College of Education
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=education
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education-related opportunities.

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GENERAL

Current Jobs for Graduates & Liberal Arts Career News
http://.graduatejobs.com/sub_login.html
Click on "subscribers" and choose art or performing arts for great jobs in applied art, art administration, art education, art history, commercial art, graphic art, design, illustration, studio art, printmaking, sculpting, arts administration, teaching, cinema & film, dance, theatre arts, music, speech & dramatic arts, music education, radio & television, voice, sacred music. . .(positions appropriate for technical, arts, and 2-year school graduates as well as 4-year school graduates). The USC Career Center subscribes to the job posting service and thus a username and password are required to access job postings. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

Hollywood Creative Directory and Job Board
http://www.hcdonline.com
All of the fine and creative arts are covered in this comprehensive site. Click on "job board" to access job listings and lots of internships in such categories as acting, musical, technical, set design, film crews, web designers, multimedia publishers, production, agents, sales marketing, and more. Everything related to the entertainment industry!

Association of Performing Arts Presenters
http://www.artspresenters.org/
Free job postings in the performing arts. Search the database yourself, or sign up to have the system e-mail you when a job matching your keywords is posted. Categories include art management (booking agent, tour management), artist services (hospitality), consulting, development (fundraising, membership), facilities management, operations, audience outreach/education, marketing, patron services, production (technical director, stage manager),  programming (artistic director, presenter), programs (special events, special projects) and more.  Also includes a category for volunteers, interns and fellows.

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents
http://www.napama.org/
Browse this membership directory to access agents and managers that work with choreographers, composers, dancers, directors, orchestras, theater companies, singers, and youth ensembles.

ArtsEdge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
Good resources for arts professionals such as articles, funding and advocacy information, and art lessons.

EntertainmentCareers.Net
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net
This site provides job postings and internship information, entertainment news, and studio contacts in the entertainment industry.  You can search in such categories as accounting/finance, acting, advertising, agency/management, animation/graphic design, assistant and entry level positions, broadcast & music engineer, broadcast news, casting, commercial production, crew, executive feature/TV development, feature/TV production, human resources, internships, internet, IS/IT, legal/business affairs, MBAs, music, marketing/promotions/PR, post production, radio, sales, theater, sports and writing. Organizations include studios, networks, production companies, record companies, radio stations, VFX, animation, and more.

Entertainmentjobs.com
http://www.entertainmentjobs.com/
Search for jobs and internships at leading and cutting edge entertainment companies nationwide. Jobs range from entry level to mid-level to executive positions.  The USC Career Center subscribes to a more in-depth job posting service (under "subscribers log in") and thus a username and password are required to access additional job postings. Please email the Career Center for the username and password.

planetpoint
http://www.planetpoint.com/
Use this directory to connect with those in the industry.  Search under such categories as animation, broadcast and motion design, costume design, directors, documentary filmmakers, cinematography, post production, production companies, visual effects, agents and reps, design, fine arts, illustration, photography, print and lab services, stylists and more.  Registration costs vary.  Check classifieds too.

Milieux - The Costume Site/Source
http://www.milieux.com
If you?re interested in working in the costuming industry, connect to related companies through this site.

National Arts and Disability Center
http://nadc.ucla.edu/

Through its online resource directories, bibliographies, library and additional resources, the National Arts and Disability Center promotes the inclusion of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, actors and performers with disabilities into the visual, performing and literary arts.

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Art)
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=la/art

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to art-related opportunities, including a section for media and film. Use these links to explore how your background in theatre or speech might have prepared you for a career in these areas.

USC - Websites for the College of Journalism
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=journalism/

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to journalism-related opportunities. Use these links to explore how your background in theatre or speech might have prepared you for a career in television, radio, journalism, public relations or advertising.

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THEATRE (includes media, film, and video industry)

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
http://www.lmda.org/
If interested in this as a career, browse through the links under navigation.  Student memberships to this association are $25.  Under the navigation section you will also find information on what a dramaturg does.

American Association of Community Theatre
http://www.aact.org/

Choose ?job listings? from the ?resources? menu for a nice listing of salaried jobs (and some internships) in administration, directing, education, fundraising, marketing/development and technical staff.

Actors? Equity Association
http://www.actorsequity.org
Click on ?casting call? for job listings as well as listings of upcoming auditions by region.

Playbill
http://www.playbill.com/

Click on "casting and jobs" and then "job postings" for an extensive listing of theatre-related postings in such categories as performer, technical, design, administrative and academic.  Also provides information on shows ? Broadway, off-Broadway, and national and regional tours.  Click on "sites" and "connections" under  "theatre central" for additional resources more specific to theatre.

Backstage.com: The Actor's Resource
http://www.backstagecasting.com/bso/index.jsp

Great resource on careers in acting.  Casting calls (job postings) under "casting & jobs" are for paid subscribers only; however this site provides an excellent "career advice" section.

ShowbizJobs
http://www.showbizjobs.com/

Great site for finding jobs and internships in multiple areas of show business. Search the jobs database under a variety of categories, post your resume to the site or use the career resources section to access a directory of potential employers.

Showbizdata
http://www.showbizdata.com/

Job postings in multiple areas of show business, such as production, casting, animation, special effects and more are only available for a fee.

Crew Net
http://crew-net.com/

Employment resource for those that work in feature films, commercials, music videos, CD-ROMs, industrials, video projects, television shows and news shows. The job hotline is updated daily with job listings from production companies, producers and production managers including such companies as Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, and 20th Century Fox.  Each listing details the type of show that is hiring, the location, shooting dates, and detailed contact information.  However, membership to access the job hotline is $19.95 per month.

New England Film
http://www.newenglandfilm.com/

Click on "classifieds" and then "jobs" for numerous positions or internships in acting, marketing, production and more in the New England area.

Theater Services Guide
http://www.theaterservicesguide.com/
Choose between TV, movie, theater, music, or productions to access companies and organization that provide products and services to that industry.  Be sure to see the ?classifieds? within each section for job listings, including internships.  LOTS of information.

TheatreJobs.com
http://www.theatrejobs.com/

Fee based site that provides a thorough list of job openings in multiple areas or the ability to add your resume to the site. Student 12-month memberships are $35.

StageSource
http://www.stagesource.org/
Specific to the New England area and Boston in particular, this site provides career development resources for the regional theatre community. Student memberships are $65. Be sure to see the resources section.

eperformer.com
http://www.eperformer.com/
Good site for performing artists. Free information including audition notices (for theatre, music, dance, film/tv and other), performing arts links (by state or by subject), a great resources section (including links to acting resources, agents, advertising agencies, dance resources, music resources, recording studios, voice-overs, etc.) and a neat features section with career-related advice for those new to the performing arts profession.

The Actor Site
http://www.actorsite.com/
This site is geared toward the working actor who wants to build and grow a long and successful career, specifically in Hollywood.

actingbiz.com
http://www.actingbiz.com/resources/index.html
Helpful resources including examples of what professional head shots and resumes look like, as well as links to other helpful web sites and actors services.

So You Wanna Get a Talent Agent?
http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/talentagent/talentagent.html

Learn what agents do and how to find and secure one.

Screen Actors Guild
http://www.sag.com/
Access a list of talent agents and be sure to see the links section.

Casting Society of America
http://www.castingsociety.com/

This professional organization is responsible for many of the entertainment industry?s casting decisions. Answers are offered for frequently asked questions involving the casting process and ethical standards.

Directors Guild of America
http://www.dga.org/index2.php3

The site map is the easiest way to maneuver through this site.  Under "affiliates" be sure to see the information on the DGA training program. Trainees accepted to this program complete 400 days of paid, hands-on work experience on actual film and television projects. An HMO is provided and he or she also attends a number of mandatory seminars on various aspects of the industry. Each trainee who satisfactorily completes the program?s requirements is invited to join the Guild.

ABC (Disney) Talent Development Programs
http://www.abctalentdevelopment.com/
Learn more about competitive, paid opportunities ABC (Disney) provides to aspiring actors, television directors and producers, and television and film writers.

BackstageJobs.com
http://backstagejobs.com/
Everything having to do with theatre, except for acting.  A source for theatre design and technical jobs.  Use the "contact sheets" for networking and be sure to see the "last minute listings" (under "backstage jobs") for positions posted within the last week.

Backstage World
http://www.backstageworld.com/

Scroll down and click on ?job list? for positions in sound, lighting, video, and other technical aspects of the performance industry. Note: some of these jobs are abroad and many are on cruise ships.

PropPeople.com
http://proppeople.com/jobboard.htm
If you enjoy working with props, this is the site for you. Full time and intern positions are listed.

US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
http://www.usitt.org/

See theatre-related job and internship postings under "online resources".  Most are mid and senior level, with some entry level positions in scenic design, lighting and sound, etc.

ESTA (Entertainment Services and Technology Association)
http://www.esta.org/
ESTA is a non-profit trade association representing the North American entertainment technology industry.  Members include dealers, manufacturers, reps, service and production companies, scenic houses, designers and consultants.  Click on ?job board? and search postings in administration, finance, customer service (sales support, technical support) design / drafting, field service, internships, marketing/PR, production (live entertainment, manufacturing) product development, project management, publications, rentals, and sales.

Theatrecrafts.com
http://theatrecrafts.com/glossary/glossary.shtml
Search this glossary under ?theatre jobs? for definitions of various occupations in this field.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
http://jobbank.emmyonline.org/
Search job listings in the television industry, including many positions in marketing/public relations and in news/public affairs, programming/production, sales, and more.

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Art)
http://www.sc.edu/career/?id=la/art#ArtMedia
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center web page.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to the media, film and video industries.

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USEFUL USC RESOURCES

USC - Department of Theatre & Dance
http://www.cas.sc.edu/thea/

The Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance at the University of South Carolina.  Includes information on the program of study, as well as information on internships and related links of interest.

USC JobMate
http://www.sc.edu/career/
Click on "USC JobMate" on the right of the page. Updated daily by the Career Center at USC. Lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in different industries. Job descriptions include contact information.

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