Career Center at SMFA

Connect with the Tufts University Career Center at SMFA:

  • Explore careers across arts and creative disciplines.
  • Build resumes, portfolios and other tools that promote your skills and work.
  • Find internships and learn if you are eligible to receive credit.
  • Maximize opportunities to engage with employers & SMFA and Tufts alumni.
  • Identify and utilize resources for exhibiting your work and continuing your professional development.

Career Advising:
Ryan Smith, Assistant Director, Career Advisor for the Arts (joined SMFA at Tufts University in September 2016.)

Drop-ins 12-2:

  • SMFA campus - Mondays and Thursdays (in A101 - across from Admissions)
  • Medford campus - Fridays (740 Dowling Hall)

By appointment:

Career Exploration:
Explore the career resources that Tufts Career Center has to offer as you create resumes and portfolios and search for job and internship opportunities.

Find Jobs and Internships: 
ArtsSource has been merged with Jumbo Jobs and is your best first step for jobs, internships and employer profiles.

SMFA at Tufts University Internships for Credit:

We are happy to promote your job and internships. Please create an account or log into JumboJobs to post opportunities.
Should you have questions about setting up your account or posting jobs and internships, please contact and we will assist you.

If you have any questions or want to develop career programming to connect with SMFA at Tufts University students, please reach out to Ryan Smith, Assistant Director, Career Advisor for the Arts at

Social Media: 


American Alliance of Museums
Americans for the Arts
Arts for LA
California Association of Museums
California Arts Council
Chicago Artists Resource
HigherEd Jobs
Hire Culture
National Art Education Foundation
National Association of Independent Art Schools
New England Museums Association
New York Foundation for the Arts
Artist Trust
GYST Artist Opportunities (search by art-related terms)
American Alliance of Museums
Association of Art Museum Curators

Calls for Entry, Commissions and Competitions
Key resources for finding artist opportunities of all types.

CaFE -
International Sculpture Center
National Art Commission Listings
Art Deadlines List
Art Opportunities Monthly
Chicago Artist Resource
Artist Trust

Galleries, Museums and Exhibition Venues
Search for venues to exhibit your work or explore opportunities.

ARTINFO - Gallery Guide
ARTFORUM - Gallery Guide
Art Collecting - Gallery Guide
Art Dealers Association of America - Gallery Guide
New Art Dealers Alliance - Gallery Listing
Art-Support - Museum Listing
American Alliance of Museums - Directory
Association of Art Museum Curators - Museum Listing - Museum Listing - All Types - U.S. & International
Art F City - Art Blog - NYC Art Openings, Events & Shows
Find Art - NYC Gallery Directory
Big, Red & Shiny - Art Blog - Boston Art Openings, Events & Shows

Artist Grants and Funding
Discover funding resources for your art practice or a specific proposal.

Key Grant Resources
Art Deadline
Artist Trust Grants and Awards
CaFE – Call for Entry
City of Boston - Calls to Artists
College Art Association
New England Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts Source
WooLoo Open Calls

Artist Residencies
Explore a wide range of artist residencies and their many benefits.

Alliance of Artist Communities
Rate My Artist Residency
Residency Unlimited

Art Fairs, Conferences and Trade Shows
Research these events to learn more about artists & the art market.

ARTFORUM - Art Fairs Calendar
Universes in Universe - Art Fairs Calendar
RISD Career Library - Art Fairs Listing
List of Non-Profit Arts Organizations by State
State Arts Agency Director

Regional Art Resources
Search for opportunities and resources by state & regions of the U.S.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF)
Mid-America Arts Alliance
South Art