As I’ve written about several times previously,the employability of our students in Life After Kent is important, both to us as an extra-curricular department – the range of disciplines being studied in combination with musical pursuits at the university is extraordinary – and to the University itself, with its Employability Points Scheme and the Careers and Employability Service.
With this in mind (and with only a slight changing of ‘music students’ to ‘musical students’), here’s a useful article in The Guardian recently, focusing on the employability of music graduates and the range of skills they can offer that make them highly desirable in the employment sector.
The experience of organising, hosting, and performing in events that are open to the public provides them with skills beyond those on other degree programmes.
My second article for the University’s employability blog, aside from using a cringe-worthily punning title, focuses on careers followed by musically-involved alumni of the University, and the various types of employment paths they have pursued.
As a means of organising all the arts vacancies advertisements that I’ve hitherto been posting to our Facebook group, you can now Follow a special Arts Vacancies board on Pinterest.
As we come across arts vacancies in the south-east region (mainly Canterbury, but occasionally further afield – there’s currently one for Plymouth on there!), I’ll be adding them to the board with the closing date for applications indicated, so you can quickly see all the extant opportunities, together with direct links to the relevant website.
This will be your one-stop guide to current arts-related opportunities, as well as provide an idea of various arts organisations and institutions that provide them.