Career Center Workshops | Entertainment Community Fund

Career Center Workshops

As experts in career counseling, employment training and job development, we’re here to help you develop and manage a career in the arts. Our workshops can help you manage your arts career, develop freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities, discover meaningful industry-adjacent work or transition to a new career.

Please register or log in to our Entertainment Community Fund Portal to access our workshops, programs and services. Our portal is designed to cater to your individual needs and interests, offering access to a wide range of resources and support—all with the guidance and understanding of what it takes to build a life and career in the arts.

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The Career Center Orientation (ET)

The Career Center addresses a central challenge for performing arts and entertainment professionals: navigating the episodic nature of work in the industry. This orientation will help you begin to take the necessary steps to identify meaningful work that complements your life in the entertainment business.

Building Community in Professional Settings

Community, and the art of creating one, is ingrained in modern day society, making it a fixed variable in our everyday lives. This workshop will allow you to observe and discuss how you define your own community and how you can expand your community in your career environments. 

Career Journey | Act 1: Who Am I?

Are you looking for meaningful work to support your artistic pursuits or new career options, but don't know where to start? In this workshop you will discover what meaningful work looks like for you while developing language you can use in a resume, interview and while networking.

Career Journey | Act 2: What Are the Possibilities? 

To continue on your career journey, you will learn how to generate a possibilities list using self-assessment information from Act 1, clarify your current needs in your work life and learn how to evaluate possibilities based on who you are and what you need.

Career Journey | Act 3: How Will I Get There?

Now that you have brainstormed potential work opportunities, how will you get there? To continue on your career journey, you will navigate labor market research resources and strategies, learn to develop your network to find people and organizations that can help and learn how to test work ideas through experience.

Creative Career Storytelling: Engaging Your Audience

Are you unclear on how to authentically articulate your art/work/life story when you are networking? Are you unsure how to connect the dots of your career story when juggling multiple jobs, transitioning into a new field or building your business? Discover a simple formula for telling a holistic story that captures the attention of your audience.

Creativity Doesn't Age Speaker Series

The world of work and meaningful connection for people over 50 is challenged by a number of factors at any time. The Creativity Doesn't Age Speaker Series invites guest speakers who have knowledge and commitment to addressing strategies for our community to connect and engage in creative ways during these challenging times and beyond.

Dancers on the Move: Transitions to New Careers

Once a dancer, always a dancer! This career panel highlights professional dancers who have developed new careers beyond performance.

Getting Unstuck - How to Navigate Career Change

Performing arts and entertainment professionals often experience a myriad of transitions in their careers. This can lead to stress, burn-out and/or feelings of being stuck.
This career support group is specifically designed to help performing arts and entertainment professionals identify thoughts that can help you move forward in your career, develop actionable steps to get unstuck in your career and process feelings related to career change.

Introduction to Portfolio Careers: Improving Your Art-Work-Life Balance

Are you pursuing a creative career, but struggling with burnout because your attention is pulled in too many directions? Do you wish there was a way to curate your career, so that you could feel more fulfilled and/or juggle multiple income streams more effectively? If so, please join us for Introduction to Portfolio Careers.

Job Search Seminar | Unit 1: Personal Branding

Today's employment climate is more competitive than ever and there are many people out there competing for the best jobs available. As a result, the first step to a successful job search is to effectively communicate your talent and skillset to hiring managers. During this workshop, you will start to set yourself apart from the rest of the competition by clarifying and beginning to craft your personal brand.

Job Search Seminar | Unit 2: Networking

Networking is considered the most important tool in your job search tool kit, yet it can feel intimidating and overwhelming. During this seminar we will discuss how to strengthen and develop connections through networking and the best practices of networking towards success.

Job Search Seminar | Unit 3: Job Application Materials

Sometimes online job applications and job boards can feel like a black hole. However, there are some best practices that can help you navigate submitting job applications. In this seminar, we will review the process of crafting targeted cover letters, resumes and job applications with a specific focus on what the job seeker can control within this process. 

Job Search Seminar | Unit 4: Job Interviewing

It's a fact: better interviewers get better job offers. However, the process of interviewing can be intimidating. The key to doing well in an interview is to fully prepare and to practice. During this seminar, you will learn about interview strategy, different types of interviews and effective ways to answer some common interview questions.

Musicians Career Management Group

Musicians and music industry professionals often experience stress, burn-out and/or feelings of frustration while navigating the unpredictable nature of their careers. This group invites participants to talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences working in music, to build support with their peers and to identify self-care strategies. Also, guest experts will share information and tips on aspects of the industry.

Resume Writing Act 1 Workshop

Are you unsure of why you should be creating one or more resumes right now? Or what you should put on your resume? This workshop reviews chronological and functional resume trends and norms for diverse employment opportunities.

Resume Writing Act 2 Workshop

In the second part of the Resume Writing Workshop Series, you will bring a draft of your resume and get feedback in a supportive environment. You will also learn how to target your resume for a specific job by including key words from a job description. 

Virtual How-To: AI and the Job Search

Do you have a full understanding of how AI can support your job search? Guest speaker Alice Fuller will help you learn how to fully leverage AI as you look for your next career opportunity.