Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.  

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.  

Occupations related to this program

Authors and writers

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter


  • Archivist

Conservators and curators

  • Conservator

A master's degree in art conservation

  • Curator

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study. 

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies.

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • CARE Canada
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Livre Canada Books
  • National Arts Centre
  • National Defence and the Canadian Forces - DND
  • Ottawa Shaw Centre
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada - PWGSC
  • Archives of Ontario
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • City of Toronto
  • Faze Magazine
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Penguin Group
  • Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec - BANQ
  • Cascades
  • Montréal, arts interculturels - MAI
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - SODEC
  • Telefilm Canada

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

Canadian Provincial and Territorial

  • Alberta Society of Artists - ASA
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français - AAOF
  • Canadian Communication Association
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Canadian Arts Presenting Association
  • Canadian Conference of the Arts - CCA
  • Canadian Society for Education through Art - CSEA
  • Central Ontario Art Association 
  • Conseil des métiers dart du Québec - CMAQ
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers 
  • Laurier Institution
  • Ontario Arts Council - OAC
  • Society of Canadian Artists
  • Women's Art Association of Canada

Date modified: 2023-06-23