A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for art history majors.

First Jobs

  • Fellow, ArtistYear, New York
  • Copyright/special projects coordinator, Christie's
  • Business coordinator, Christie’s
  • Floater, Sotheby's, New York 
  • Curatorial assistant, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
  • Research assistant, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
  • Assistant registrar, Museum of Television and Radio, New York 
  • Publishing assistant, Penguin Group USA
  • Development associate, New York Live Arts
  • Design assistant, Elizabeth Hague Interiors, Washington

Careers

  • President and senior appraiser, Philip Colleck, Ltd., New York
  • Deputy chairman and art auctioneer, Christie’s
  • Diplomat, U.S. Department of State
  • Design execution manager, Nestle USA - Marks - SGS Co.
  • External relations manager and senior writer, University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • Chief philanthropy officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Program manager, Nike
  • Midwife, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, New York
  • Director of merchandising, Kate Spade
  • Events executive, Guardian News & Media, London