Arts, Design and Entertainment

Explore careers in the arts by exploring the links below.  Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

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Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations & Departmental ResourcesAlumni to Know

Job and Internship Resources

Architecture

Art/Museums/Galleries

Entertainment/Dance/Theater

Fashion/Design

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. 

History/Preservation


Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • 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

Alumni To Know

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.


Lauren Sturdy '11

Lauren graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and minor in Museum Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Lauren is very interested in working with museums with cultural heritage collections, and at Washington and Lee had the opportunity to work with University Collections on campus and to do internships at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute. These gave Lauren experience with collections management, conservation science and conservation respectively, and helped her to decide that her real passion is for conservation science. Lauren is currently a Materials Science and Engineering PhD student at Northwestern University studying the aging of artists' alkyd paints. She would be happy to talk with students interested in museum related work, particularly conservation science and conservation.


Jenna Worsham '10

Stage Director, Activist

Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles (Associate Director); Picnic (SDC Fellowship). Off-Broadway/New York: The Siblings Play by Ren Dara Santiago (Cherry Lane Theatre);  Street Children by Pia Scala-Zankel (New Ohio Theatre, NY Times Critics’ Pick); gUN Country (Houses on the Moon Theater, A.R.T/New York Gural Theater); Have You Been There by Emily Zemba and The First Immigrant by Martyna Majok (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Invincible Ones by Samantha Cooper (Signature Center/Columbia MFA Thesis Production); Balm in Gilead (Lee Strasbourg Institute); Here to Be Seen (featuring a cast of formerly incarcerated women, commissioned by the Brooklyn District Attorney); Kids by Daniel Talbott (IRT); The Vagina Monologues for Taconic Correctional Facility (also at Cherry Lane Theatre). As founding Artistic Director of The Middle Voice Theater Company, in residence at Rattlestick Theater, she directed Agnes by Catya McMullen (Rattlestick), Graduation Day by Emily Daly, and Bus Stop (The Producer's Club). Jenna has been an assistant director to Tony-award-winner Pam MacKinnon, LCT3 Artistic Director Evan Cabnet, as well as Tony-award winner Sam Gold. She has developed work and directed for The Public Theater, Yale Repertory, EST/Youngblood, the Lark Center, Playwrights Horizons, Labyrinth Theater, Playmakers Rep, Primary Stages, MCC, among others. Jenna is the 2017 Boris Sagal/Drama League Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and has been awarded a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship (MTC), and two SDC Foundation Observerships. She is a proud member of the LILLY Awards Power Network, The Actors Studio Directors Unit, the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and an Affiliated Artist of New Georges. Jenna is also the Co-founder of Creative Solutions: a residency retreat program at SPACE on Ryder Farm for social justice organizations and human rights advocates. She is represented by Emma Feiwel at United Talent Agency (UTA), and is an associate member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.    


Marquita Robinson '10