Art History Jobs Abroad

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Paid jobs programmes all around Spain in Hospitality Management, Teaching English, etc. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic expenses. Paid Job Placement: From 1 month - No maximum stay! * Eligibility: EU members, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea. * Required Level: All levels welcome, from initial. * Affordable accommodations in shared apartments from 2...


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China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organizations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhancing the effectiveness of their work. With an increasing number of multinatio...


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Looking to intern and advance your career in the United States? You are in the right place. Cultural Vistas provides thousands of international students and professionals every year with the necessary visa sponsorship and support to enhance their skills and gain exposure to American business practices and culture through internship and training programs with U.S. organizations. In additio...


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The We Find Group 2017 Madrid Summer Global Internship Program allows university students to intern in Madrid, Spain, for eight weeks. Students from all majors can work in any industry that interests them with an internship in their desired field. These unpaid internships give students the opportunity to acquire real-world experience working full-time jobs while improving their international co...


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The KOECH CORP copywriting program is designed to offer undergraduate/graduate students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to undertake international work experience in the South American country of Peru. This 6-month paid program combines both work and vacation time, providing an excellent opportunity to travel through South America and gain valuable experience in the copywriting field. ...


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Have you always wanted to live abroad but never knew where to start? The Language House helps you turn dreams into reality by guiding you from a rough idea thru to a solid action plan to actually carrying out that plan. Why continue to put off having the life you really want? Don't postpone joy, come and join us. The Job Abroad Coaching Package is designed for those who want to live and work ab...


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You’re unique; your internship should be too. It will be with Top Intern’s PIC Program, where you will: 1) Be considered for an internship in some of China’s leading companies 2) Intern in a positive and challenging environment that fits your criteria 3) Receive an internship package that is tailored specifically to you 4) Have the assurance that we’ve got your back from the moment you s...


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Land a paid internship in China. Explore your options with placements offered in the following fields: - Landscape Design - PR - Communications - Interior Design - Architecture - Journalism - Sports Management - Art - TV - Media - Engineering - IT - Sales - Marketing - HR - Finance - Office Administration - Culinary - Tourism & Hotel Management Options for program ...


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Explore variety of positions in museums and galleries. Art Frankly provides the global arts community with a platform to list spaces, post and look for jobs, and discover opportunities while building a professional presence. You are encouraged to visit the site and create a free account.


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Want to make the most of your time off from school next year? Why not join an adventure with Wild Packs Summer Camps and work in America. Applications for summer 2017 are now open! Instead of spending the Australian winter, fly to the United States and enjoy the summer sun in our camp. Do something that you love and get paid for it. Our staff works with you to ensure you find a camp that best s...

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Art History Jobs Abroad

For as far back as we can trace the ancestry of human civilization, art has been a defining endeavor of societies all over the globe. From a theoretical stance, art historians seek to place the study of art in its proper socio-cultural and historical context, so that it may be properly understood as part of this timeless continuum. In a practical sense, finding a job abroad in art history will enable you to apply this contextual knowledge toward a tangible end, working anywhere in the world to further promote the understanding of civilization’s creative pastime.

Why Work Abroad

Art transcends language, culture, ethnicity, geography, and every other wall which might serve to divide and dilute common understanding. Travelling to work abroad in art history is the opportunity to experience firsthand the underlying power of art to embody expression and defy conventional means of communication. Not only will you have the opportunity to immerse yourself within an entirely new country’s artistic landscape as an art historian abroad, but you will also gain a fresh outlook on the globally holistic nature of this most human enterprise.


Art history is a universal subject, and so it is possible to find related work abroad in countries all over the world. Indeed one of the most fascinating aspects of the field is the immense variety of forms art manifests in not only within cultures, but between them as well. Wherever you choose to pursue an art history job abroad can expose you to an entirely new past and present take on the subject matter.

Within the Western world to begin with, Europe is traditionally considered to boast some of the world’s most comprehensive and well-preserved collections of art, architecture, and historical artifacts originating from all over the globe. Countries such as France, Italy, and England are home to some of the finest museums on the planet, and have themselves been at the center of many important artistic movements throughout history. 

Beyond Europe, countries ranging from China and India in Asia to Mexico and Peru in Latin America can provide a much different context within which to work abroad in art history. Each home to culturally influential ancient civilizations and unique modern artistic movements, finding a job abroad in any of these countries can provide a deeper insight into the tremendous regional diversity of art history.

Jobs & Positions

Because art history is a broad and abstract field of study, art historians find themselves working in a variety of different professions related to the discipline. It is important to be creative during your search. Traditional settings such as working in a museum or art gallery are common; other related industries you might look into for an art history job abroad include education, publishing, consulting, preservation, and nonprofits.

The language barrier can be a significant obstacle to finding an art history job abroad in many regions of the world. Major art history employers such as museums do tend to value native English-speakers, but still, as within many other professional fields, it will greatly help your chances to find work abroad in art history if you are adept in a second language.

Your salary for working abroad in art history will depend on factors such as the country and specific position you are working in, as well as your own prior qualifications and experience in the field. It may go without saying that art history is not the most profitable industry in the world to work abroad in, but you will make enough to get by most anywhere you go. Art was never about the money, anyway.

Benefits & Challenges

Revived Context. Art history is about placing a work of art within its fitting contextual spectrum, and travelling the world to work abroad is a way to greatly expand your personal and professional scope in that area. 

New History. Living in one country your whole life, it’s easy to think about art history from a culturally introverted perspective. Working abroad in art history can help you break free from that limited perception of the past.

Opposing Viewpoints. Cultures think about art differently, and one of the most valuable challenges of landing a job abroad in art history is confronting your own predispositions in relation to those of your host country. How far can you push your artistic senses?

In a field such as art history, which strives to encompass such a widely penetrating and diverse manifestation of human culture, experiencing life in the larger world by working abroad can be the defining decision of your career.  Are you ready for a new beginning?

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