Career day: Working in the arts

Do you want to pursue a career in the arts but don’t know where to start your journey?

Are you a student or recent graduate who is looking for guidance or advice from those who have succeeded in the arts industry?

On Friday, January 17, McMaster will host a meet and greet with alumni working in the arts in Convocation Hall. The special event is offered as part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival, and all students and alumni are welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to register here. Registration is free and you can choose to attend the full day or individual sessions.

The event will feature several alumni who have established careers in arts administration, theatre, film, music, fine arts, and more.

Below is the schedule of events:
11:30 to 12:20 – Alumni Panel: What does it mean to ‘make a go of it’ in the arts?
Michael Keire, Owner, Threshold Recording Studio
Diana Weir, Community Partnerships Manager, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephanie Vegh, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council

12:30 to 1:20 – Feature Conversation:
Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder of Arts & Crafts Productions, will be interviewed by James Tennant of McMaster Campus Radio CFMU 93.3 about his career path since graduating McMaster and what he’s learned through his experiences starting up an iconic Canadian record label.

1:30 to 3:30 – Career Support:
Schedule an appointment with an alumni mentor or career counselor to discuss your career aspirations and next steps in your job search. Bring your resume and cover letter and come ready to talk!

Complimentary refreshments provided throughout the day.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin at