Career Panel and Job Postings from Chicago Artists’ Resource & More

This Thursday, May 24th, Chicago Artists Resource invites you to a panel entitled “Market Your Art Experience for Your Day Job” at 6 pm on the 5th Floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Details are as follows:

Can directing plays get you a job leading a creative team? Does curating art exhibits constitute “event planning” on your resume? Surveys indicate that artists are more highly educated than the general population, and yet many earn their livings in low-skill, low-wage jobs—waiting tables, temping, and walking dogs. What other kinds of jobs are available to people who want to schedule their lives around their art, not around their day job? Join this panel discussion on how arts workers can reposition their skills to get better paying employment. Admission free.


Christie Andersen is the Career Development Specialist at Columbia College Chicago. She helps students prepare for careers after graduation. This often involves helping them translate creative skills into job options, juggle job versus passion, and understand what companies look for when hiring. Eventually, this also involves weaving skills and strengths into resume and cover letters that get results.

Keith Griffith is Editorial Project Manager for Groupon Getaways. At Groupon, he oversaw the interviewing, hiring, and tonsuring of more than 100 writers. A writer and editor, Griffith is also a theater critic for the Chicago Reader.

Nick Keenan is Chief Technology Officer at Marshall Creative, an interactive agency founded by directors, designers, and producers from the Chicago theatre and comedy community. Nick worked for eight years as a sound engineer at the Goodman Theatre, while designing sound as a freelancer throughout Chicagoland. He began his life in web programming by automating the popular theatre jobs site, and has since developed web sites and web applications for corporate brands and individuals in the real estate, financial, health care and cultural sectors.

Rose Walker is a recruiter with the Chicago office of Creative Circle, a national creative staffing business offering both freelance and full-time opportunities to candidates in design, creative technology, marketing and advertising functions.

Produced and moderated by John Carnwath, CAR Theater Researcher.


The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has posted 3 full-time positions and 10 paid student internships. All have application deadlines of May 31, 2012. Follow the links for details on each.


The Printers Row Lit Fest is on Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 2012, and they are looking for volunteers! Volunteers that sign up are asked to work 6-8 hours shifts, can sign up for one or both days, and can choose up to three volunteer roles that you think you’d enjoy best. Volunteers get a free Printers Row Lit Fest T-shirt, free lunch, and behind-the-scenes access to the biggest literary event in the Midwest.

To volunteer for the Printers Row Lit Fest, please read the full instructions and register online. For more information about the Fest in general, visit


Reminder: Are you graduating/have you graduated from the DePaul MAE or MAWP during the 2011-2012 academic year? Would you like to see your profile on the Alumni section of Ex Libris? Email Maria at with your info by Tuesday, May 28th!


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