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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • antiquities/antiques dealer
  • archivist
  • art dealer/appraiser
  • author/screenwriter
  • cultural affairs officer
  • curator
  • editor/publisher
  • education planner/researcher
  • event planner
  • exhibit designer/planner
  • film/TV researcher/consultant
  • gallery manager
  • historian
  • historical museum administrator
  • historical site guide
  • librarian
  • movie prop/costume designer
  • museum director
  • preservationist/conservator
  • production assistant (film/TV)
  • script supervisor
  • stage/set designer
  • teacher/educator/professor
  • travel consultant/writer
  • video game designer

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • advertisers/marketers
  • art galleries
  • community service organizations
  • entertainment organizations
  • fairs/cultural programs
  • historical sites
  • libraries
  • media companies
  • museums
  • retail organizations
  • special events organizations
  • theatres/performing arts centres

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2021)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

1003 Faculty of Arts Graduates:

  • Employed: 65.6%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 30.9%
  • Looking for Work: 2.4%
  • Other: 1.1%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • field technician
  • historical interpreter
  • library assistant
  • mortgage agent

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: English and Film Studies, History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies.
  • College program: Museum Management and Curatorship, Marketing - Corporate Account Management.
  • Bachelor's degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • assistant conservator
  • assistant curator
  • assistive technologies consultant
  • client relationship manager
  • collections assistant
  • compensation specialist
  • head interpreter
  • social media coordinator

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

At Laurier, develop these competencies through both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help you achieve your goals for the future.

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand how philosophy, culture, history and the context of a time influences present and future culture, society, community relationships and social/political development.
  • Assess the potential impact of historical developments on modern society.
  • Understand, examine and assess the historical/cultural roots of modern social institutions and other cultural phenomena, and make recommendations for future planning and development.
  • Research and identify the basis and development of artistic and literary styles.
  • Form an appreciation of the culture and history of a given historical period and its place in history.
  • Assess the accuracy of historical information, costume and context and provide direction and input on the development and use of historical reference, materials and props.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing, including arguing persuasively using relevant evidence.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem Solving

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.