Colton graduated from Washington and Lee in 2015 with a BA in Art History, a BS in Business Administration, and a minor in Studio Art. He is currently a Specialist Assistant in the Impressionist & Modern Art Department at Sotheby’s in New York, where he researches and catalogues works for sale and liaises with important collectors on acquisitions, sales, and appraisals. He is a former member of the Sotheby’s Graduate Training Program and held internships at W&L’s Staniar Gallery and at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York.
Arts, Design, Fashion, and Entertainment
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- American Alliance of Museums - Extensive list of all types of museum positions
- Art Jobs - Positions in museums, theaters, nonprofits, arts agencies, camps, etc.
- ARTS Intern – “Studio Institute's ARTS Intern Program places undergraduates from diverse cultural backgrounds in paid summer internships at museums and cultural institutions [in Boston, Cleveland, NYC, and Philadelphia].”
- Arts management
- Association of Art Museum Curators - Art museum internships and fellowships
- California Arts Council – Sort jobs and internships by administrative, creative or other
- Creative Time - Internships for students interested in public art – summer deadline April 18
- Hire Culture - Mass Cultural Council's searchable database of cultural employment opportunities - internships and full-time jobs - throughout Massachusetts
- Metropolitan Museum of Art internships, jobs and fellowships - Search late fall for positions for the following summer; for full-time postings, visit HERE
- MoMA Summer and 12-Month Internships - internships, jobs and fellowships Summer deadline for sophomores or older, February; academic year fellowship applications open late spring
- Museum Employment Resource Center - Museum and cultural resource jobs
- National Museum of Women in the Arts - Summer deadline is March 15
- New England Museum Association - Full-time and summer intern positions (deadlines rolling)
- New York Foundation for the Arts - Jobs in the arts; NOT limited to NY - THE GO TO RESOURCE!
- Smithsonian Associates - Internship postings - deadline for summer is February 1
- Smithsonian Internships
- Smithsonian Institute resource for Museum Studies jobs - Provides links to related resources
- The United States Supreme Court - internships in the Office of the Curator
- Washington Project for the Arts
- Academic Keys - Positions with colleges and universities
- American College Dance Association - Jobs and internships related to dance
- American Dance Festival
- Association for Performing Arts and Entertainment Professionals - Job and internship postings
- Association of Talent Agents
- Atlantic Theater Company - Jobs, Internships (deadline is March 22), and Fellowships
- Blizzard Entertainment - video game company
- California Arts Council
- Cox Media Group - internships and mostly job postings
- Creative Artists Agency - Opportunity to work alongside agents at this leading entertainment agency; must be at least a junior
- Dance Place -Lists Washington, DC dance activities, education, performance and job opportunities
- Dance USA! - Jobs and auditions
- Disney's Marvel
- Dream Careers - Provides students with placement in talent agency internships
- Entertainment Careers - Weekly newsletter with jobs and industry resources
- Jacob's Pillow - Dance festival
- Kennedy Center
- LucasFilm - Jobs and internships offered by LucasFilm Ltd
- Mandy - Comprehensive guide to film production companies and displays job openings
- Media Bistro - Internships and Job opportunities in media and communication
- Music America - Job and internships worldwide and career resources
- Music Match - USA Music Industry Magazine with job postings with industry job descriptions
- NFL - Film internship with NFL involving footage, audio, cinematography, and more
- Offstage Jobs - Jobs and internships in electrics, sets, props, costume, sound and management
- Pacifica Community Television - Internship in television and video production, accepting applications the beginning of every semester, around January/February(Spring), May/June(Summer), and August/September(Fall)
- Paradigm Talent Agency - Agency guiding artists to careers in media, film, books, art, and music
- Sony Corporation of America
- Television Academy Foundation - Internship program (8 weeks in Los Angeles) for students interested in television production
- The Gersh Agency - Offers internship in the entertainment industry
- The Second City - Search for internships and full- and part-time positions at this "leading comedy theatre and school of improvisation" in Chicago
- Theater in Chicago
- Theater Job Board
- TV Jobs - Database for jobs in various television production companies
- TVWatercooler - Database of production companies offering jobs
- United Talent Agency - Offers a student internship program in literary/entertainment industry along with film agent training
- Warner Bros.
- William Morris Endeavor - American talent agency located in California; search under "Careers"
As with most industries, in fashion there is no single source for all internship opportunities. In addition to reviewing the links below, review company websites and/or LinkedIn postings.
- American Institute for Graphic Arts
- Fashion Jobs Central - requires subscription
- Style Careers
- CEI Internships Book - The History and Museum Internship Book
- Chicago History Museum
- National Council on Public History
- Preservation Directory - Positions in historic preservation, building restoration, museum employment, architecture, urban planning and other related fields
- Society of American Archivists
- The United States Supreme Court - internships in the Office of the Curator in Collections Management/Archives
- Arts League - Arts League plans to work with students to promote the arts at W&L and celebrate the many artists on campus. Arts League believes in promoting a more creative atmosphere on campus by promoting one another's work in all of the arts. We will promote our artists to the rest of campus as well as the Lexington Community! We plan to promote the pre-existing arts events on campus as well to create exciting events for the entire campus.
- Dance Company - The dance company aims to give all students interested in dance the opportunity to study dance, create dance and perform dance both on campus and off.
- WLUR - W&L radio station
One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.