Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

by S. J. Stratford


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In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools in mapping out a path in some of today's most exciting industries. This book offers a step-by-step process for assessing your personal skills and experience and applying them to careers in the arts and entertainment field.

a self-assessment quiz to pinpoint your strongest skills and qualities

"Career Compasses" that identify the most important skills and qualities required for the jobs you're considering

"You Are Here" tips for repurposing current skills and gaining new ones

"Landmarks" that address key issues for career changers in different age groups

Complete with interviews with industry professionals, lists of further resources and relevant trade organizations and advice for making a career transition or starting your own business, the Field Guides to Finding a New Career: Arts and Entertainment is a Must-have resource for anyone seeking to enter this field.

Careers profiled in Arts and Entertainment include


Choreographer/Fight Director



Fashion Designer

Graphic/Fine Artist

Makeup Artist/ Hair and Wig Stylist

Musician/Music Supervisor



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816076192
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Field Guides to Finding a New Career Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding a New Career vii

How to Use This Book ix

Make the Most of Your Journey xi

Self-Assessment Quiz xv

Chapter 1 Writer 1

Chapter 2 Editor 12

Chapter 3 Musician/Music Supervisor 23

Chapter 4 Graphic/Fine Artist 33

Chapter 5 Stage Manager 43

Chapter 6 Actor 53

Chapter 7 Makeup Artist/Hair and Wig Stylist 64

Chapter 8 Announcer/Voice-Over Artist 74

Chapter 9 Sports Promoter 85

Chapter 10 Critic 95

Chapter 11 Photographer 106

Chapter 12 Fashion Designer 117

Chapter 13 Talent Agent/Publicist 127

Chapter 14 Choreographer/Fight Director 137

Chapter 15 Costumer/Theatrical Wardrobe Worker 147

Appendix A Going Solo: Starting Your Own Business 157

Appendix B Outfitting Yourself for Career Success 171

Index 183

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