Job Readiness

Are you overwhelmed by your current job search experience? We will help you adapt the strategies and skills necessary for career success.

For many entertainment and performing arts professionals, the job search process can feel chaotic. Our Job Development services assist you in preparing for, securing and maintaining gainful employment in today’s fluctuating employment market. We do this through the following offerings:

  • If you want to learn about the latest job search trends, join our workshops to gain cutting edge employment tips and resources.
  • Through our Job Leads Board, we source and vet open employment opportunities for you to apply.
  • Receive individual coaching from an Employment Specialist to tailor your job search based on your specific needs and career goals.

We offer a Job Readiness Info Session to provide additional details on how best to use these offerings.

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.

Am I eligible?

For new participants the first step is to attend a Career Center Orientation.

Seminars, Webinars and Select Workshops:

  • Open to professionals and pre-professionals pursuing paid employment in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

Individual Job Search Coaching:

  • Professional Union: Active union members are eligible to participate. Must provide union information.
  • Professional Non-Union: Non-union members will be asked to provide employment documentation.
  • Former Professional: Union or non-union members will be asked to provide employment documentation.

Get in touch:

No matter where you live in the U.S., we’re here to help. Get in touch with your nearest regional office at:

Eastern Region
212.221.7300, ext. 259

Central Region

Western Region
323.933.9244, ext. 450

This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.