Work in a creative field and looking to make a career change? Or just curious to see what job opportunities await you as you embark on a career in the arts? Over the past several years employment practices have evolved, with more and more organizations turning to specialist sites when they seek new creative talent.
Whether you are a freelance graphic designer or an expert art handler, there is something for everyone. We've scoured the web and pulled together our top creative job boards for those who are seeking new career opportunities. And while we've focused on the United States, several sites also list international opportunities or focus exclusively on the UK. The nice part is that many also allow you to upload a portfolio, helping attract potential employers.
Take a look at what's out there and polish up your resume, as you'll see there's no shortage of work in the creative sectors.
These are the 16 top creative job boards to help you find your big break in the art and design world.
AIGA – America's oldest, and largest, professional association for designers has a rich job board with work for heavy hitters like Facebook and MTV, as well as niche organizations. It's possible to search separate sections for internships and pro bono work, in addition to professional positions.
Alliance of Artist Communities – A great resource for those looking for arts positions at museums, residencies, universities, and art centers across the United States.
Art Jobs – With its straightforward interface, and prestigious listings from organizations like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Oakland Symphony, this job board is perfect for those looking for the best jobs in the arts. The board not only has listings with museums and galleries, but also theaters and libraries.
Authentic Jobs – Companies like Apple, Facebook, ESPN, and HBO have been using Authentic Jobs since 2005 to fill creative positions. It's especially rich in design and marketing positions.
Behance – Behance isn't only a place to show off your creative portfolio. This go-to design site also has global listings in creative fields across the board, from furniture design and film to branding and art direction.
Coroflot – The portfolio site also has an active job board that allows you to search by company and keyword, as well as location, with listings both in the United States and abroad. HP, AT&T, Fox Sports, and Skullcandy are just some of the companies that search for talent here.
Creative Hotlist – Creative Hotlist allows you to post an online portfolio and resume, as well as search for career opportunities in a wide variety of creative fields. Most areas are accounted for, from project management and creative direction to animation and illustration.
Creative Pool – Primarily aimed at designers, this job board is a fantastic resource for those seeking opportunities in the UK.
Design Milk Jobs – The top art, design, and architecture site's job board features carefully vetted jobs in the creative field. Reviewed personally by the Design Milk team, the board features high-quality companies looking for creatives in the modern design and architecture fields.
Dezeen Jobs – In synch with its editorial content, Dezeen's job board has international listings focusing on architecture and design. Design opportunities include multiple sections, like interior design, graphic design, and lighting design. As Dezeen is based in the UK, most of the opportunities follow suit, though international listings are sprinkled throughout.
Dribbble – A top platform for showing off your creative work, Dribble's job listings have included work from companies like Vimeo, Tumblr, Amazon, and Microsoft. If you are designer searching for global career opportunities, Dribble is a must visit job board.
Hive – Linked from Creative Skillset, a UK organization that works with screen-based creatives, the Hive contains creative listings for film and television. Postings are searchable by salary, contract terms, and job level.
Indeed – A mammoth listing site with jobs across the board, Indeed's creative jobs section contains opportunities from top level brands and creative corporations, like NBC Universal, Facebook, Adidas, Bloomingdales, and Bloomberg. You can even sign up for email alerts to make sure new listings don't pass you by.
Krop – Originally a private mailing list, Krop has grown into one of the largest job boards online since it began in 2000. The site allows you to post your portfolio online, putting your work in front of agencies and organizations like ESPN, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Electronic Arts.
Smashing Magazine – Smashing Magazine's job listings are especially useful for programmers and designers around the globe.
Talent Zoo – Mainly serving the communications industry, Talent Zoo is especially rich in advertising, marketing, and graphic design work across the United States.