No matter how committed you are to your artwork, there's a point in your life where you want to move past the starving artist stereotype. As competition for creative jobs increases, you need to improve the chances that hiring managers will actually take a look at your portfolio.
A well-crafted resume shows that you're a serious artist with an excellent work ethic. If you're better at working than getting hired, these artist resume templates can teach you how to build an effective introduction.
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How To Mention Your Artist Experience
A beautiful concept is useless if you lack the skill in art to execute it. On the same page, your experience as an artist won't be impressive if you can't demonstrate it on the resume. Read our artist resume templates to see how best to describe your work history using action verbs for an extra punch.
• Develop works of art to fit clients' ideas and style
• Collaborate with galleries to create art pieces in conjunction with specified themes
• Create graphics for visually appealing advertisements as part of marketing campaigns
• Support organization staff in designing and arranging artwork to decorate spaces for events
• Host event guests by discussing artwork and providing entertaining conversation
Artist Resume Tips
Use these artist resume templates as a jumping off point for creating a document that's as unique and engaging as your artwork. These tips can help you to develop a resume that piques the interest of hiring managers reading it.
1. Personalize Your Artist Resume: A job description is a wish list of the qualities and skills that make up a company's dream hire. Include the same keywords and phrases used in the job posting in your resume to show how you are this ideal applicant.
2. Write a Powerful Summary Statement: Craft a summary statement that's bold and descriptive. Show how you match the job listing and put your best qualifications up front.
3. Use Specific Examples and Experiences: Great artists show rather than tell their intentions to the audience. Using actual stories from your career can give life to the attributes you want to put forth in your resume.
Artist Resume Templates
Check out our artist resume templates for resumes generated by real-world artists using these tips and tricks. A few tweaks can make your writing more effective, increasing your chances of securing an interview. Our partners at My Perfect Resume feature a resume builder that does the work of writing a great resume for you. Find industry-specific examples and professionally written descriptions so you can concentrate on assembling your portfolio.
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xorah rock Work History Part Time Merchandiser (November 2013 – Still Employed)American Greetings, Sanford, NC Change seasonal card displays, stock everyday merchandise, and participate in card department revisions.Sandwhich Art... more 52
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Haute Beauty Nail Salon(Out of Business), Stamford, Connecticut (United States) Nail Technician, 10/20/13 – 3/5/14 Stocked the shelves full of supplies. Organized the work stations. Gave manicures, pedicures, and massages to custo... more 53
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Mercedes Paul EducationHudson Valley Community College – 2012 Troy, New York, United States Liberal Arts, Associates of Art Undergraduate degree in Liberal ArtsUniversity at Albany – 2015 Albany, New York, United States Fi... more 54
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Miranda Gaquin Work historyBarista – ( October 2014 – August 2015) Dunkin Donuts, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts (United States) cashiering, serving the public , preparing drinks and food, cleaning the restaurant, inventory, rest... more 55
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Bench jeweler – ( December 2011 – current) Perry’s Emporium, Wilmington, NC (USA) *Cad design (3D Design), 3D printing using B9 Creator *Extensive use with laser welder *Setting types include: prong, bead, bright cu... more 56
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Actor – ( 10/19/2013 – 10/31/2013) Gillis Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina (United States) For the Gillis Hills Field of Screams i was directed as one of two makeup artist where i had to apply monster makeup on to 15 or ... more 57
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kki lo Additional Information Dance Fusion Weight:117lbs Height: 5.4′ Eye Colour: Hazel Hair Colour:Brown Summary I have been dancing for 7 years and I have been trained by Robin Bleasdale and several other dance teachers. I have been ... more 58
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Student Phonathon Caller – ( March 2013 – Current) Rider University Office of Annual Giving, Lawrenceville, NJ (USA) Calling Rider University alumni to maintain a positive, active relationship between the University and its... more 59
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Symphony in C, Camden, NJ, 2015 to present Bravura Philharmonic, Princeton, NJ, 2014 to present Reno Philharmonic, Reno, NV, 2013 Merced Symphony, Merced, CA 2013 San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, San Francisco, CA, 2011 to 2013 Camer... more 60
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Artist – ( May 2013 – Ongoing) Third Thursday Art Walk, Summerville, SC (29483) On the 3rd Thursday of every month, I and several other artists and businesses set up booths in Downtown Summerville’s elite shopping dis... more