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Overview

Overview

The expertise of our academic faculty, lecturers, extensive alumni and art world network enables us to provide, job seeking skills and extensive preparation for a successful career in the art world.

  • Career Services Available

    Career Services Available


    • College Central is an online job listing portal that  advertises a range  of internship and job opportunities across the art world.

    • Career Services runs a full program of alumni panels, employment engagement events and career management workshops. One-on-one appointments are available with our career services staff to discuss and formulate career goals, prepare for interviews, identify potential job and internship opportunities, and develop job search strategies.

    • Resume building, interview technique, and other job search related workshops are conducted by career services, while students are introduced to and encouraged to join relevant professional networking organizations.

    • Recent career talks facilitated by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty have been given by Directors and senior staff at: Phillips Oppenheim, Sotheby’s, AXA-Art Insurance, Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum, Fitz and Co. James Cohan Gallery, Citibank Art Advisors, Wright Auctions, Whitechapel Gallery, The Art Newspaper, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Collection Trust. A series of Career Conversations have also covered Running an Art Gallery, Art Consultancy, Arts Marketing, Arts Funding and Online Entrepreneurship.

    • Each year eligible students enrolled in Masters Programs are offered an opportunity to be interviewed by Sotheby’s Auction House staff for the Floater Program.

  • Internships

    Internships


    • Sotheby’s Institute of Art encourages students to participate (where appropriate) in internships and notifies students of opportunities at Sotheby’s worldwide (internships are not offered in New York), international auction houses, galleries, museums, art publications, public art spaces, online art market platforms, and other international art-related organizations.
      We recommend that students do not work during their first semester of study as all of our programs are full-time intensive courses. Many students pursue internships during their second and third semester of study at the New York and Los Angeles campuses, and in London while they complete their thesis/dissertation. Please note that international students need to have completed two consecutive semesters of study in the US in order to pursue internships in New York or Los Angeles.

    • Semester and London summer study students will find it difficult to sustain work commitments during these intensive full-time programs. At the time of this writing, UK visa regulations mean that students attending an Institute postgraduate program in London on a Tier 4 visa or a Semester or summer course in London on a Student Visitor Visa are not permitted to undertake any form of (paid or unpaid) work in the UK. For further information please consult the following: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y

  • Partnerships

    Partnerships

    Our students have the opportunity to apply for the Floater Program in New York through career services. While places are competitive, Sotheby’s interviews a select number of students from Sotheby’s Institute of Art for the Floater positions that are available right after completion of coursework. Please note the Floater Program is full time.
    UK/EU students who attend the New York campus are also encouraged to apply for internships in London
  • Prospective Students

    Prospective Students

    Prospective students often inquire about career paths and job opportunities available upon graduation. Having access to internships and jobs is essential for a successful career in the international art world. At Sotheby’s Institute we have the resources to help you consider the wealth of career options open to you, market yourself effectively for the art world, network and find jobs and internships that will be a good fit for your talents.
  • Opportunities Board

    Opportunities Board

    The online vacancy portal (College Central) enables employers to upload current internships and jobs that they are looking to recruit. Students and Alumni also have access to the function of uploading their CVs and resumes to allow employers to search for talent.
  • Employers

    Employers

    Career Services welcomes contact from employers seeking student or alumni talent for internships and jobs. Employers are also welcome to contact our office about opportunities to participate in panel discussions, career development workshops, and other educational opportunities for our students and graduates.
    Click here to find out how to post jobs and internships.
    Please contact: 
    London:
    Zoe Mogridge
    Director of Careers Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art: careerslondon@sothebysinstitute.com
    New York:
    Emily Westerman
    Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art: careers@sothebysinstitute.com
    Los Angeles:
    Tory Benoit
    Assistant Director, External Affairs – Sotheby's Institute of Art: t.benoit@sothebysinstitute.com
     
  • Careers Support Sessions

    Careers Support Sessions

    One-on-one and small group sessions with the Director of Career Services are provided to discuss career options, gain information about industry trends and relevant job search techniques, or obtain  advice on applications and interviews.
  • Current Students

    Current Students

    Click here if you are looking for a job or internship, resume assistance, information about upcoming events including internship fairs and career days, or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Career Services offers a multitude of resources and services that give students and alumni a competitive edge.
    Click here to view frequently asked questions about studying at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Our Career Directors

Our Career Directors
Zoe Mogridge, Director of Careers Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

Zoe Mogridge

Director of Careers Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

As the Director of Careers Services at Sotheby's Institute of Art (London), Zoe Mogridge leads the development and implementation of employability education and employer engagement programming at the Institute. Before joining Sotheby’s she was the Placements and Employer Liaison Manager at Falmouth University where she worked with Undergraduate and Masters Students specialising in extra and intra-curricular placements and work-based learning initiatives linked to Enterprise Skills development. Zoe has also had previous careers with the BBC World Service as a qualified Studio Manager and working in the publishing sector for Pearson Education. Zoe holds an HND from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, PGCHE in Creative Education and was awarded an MA in 20th Century Art& Design from Falmouth University. Zoe is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds membership to the Institute of Professional Sound.

Emily Westerman, Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York

Emily Westerman

Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York

As the Director, Career Services at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York), Emily Westerman leads the career services and programming. Emily has been working in the career management field for over ten years. Before joining Sotheby’s, she provided career coaching and job search support to clients of an outplacement and relocation services firm and prior to this was Associate Director, Office of Career Management, New York University – School of Professional Studies. Emily received a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Albright College.

Tory Benoit, Assistant Director, External Affairs – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Tory Benoit

Assistant Director, External Affairs – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Students at Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Los Angeles have full access to careers services at the Drucker School of Management's Office of Professional Development at Claremont Graduate University, including counselling appointments, networking events, information sessions and specific workshops. The Office of Professional Development’s services and events are designed to help students focus their search, target appropriate employers, implement their job search strategies, and to build skills in self-marketing, giving them the necessary competitive edge that today’s creative landscape demands.

 

As the Assistant Director of External Affairs at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles, Tory plays a vital role in the facilitation of internships and employment for current students and alumni. As an alumna of Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York (2008), she is familiar with the process of the post-graduate job search.

With the support of The Drucker School of Management's Office of Professional Development at Claremont Graduate University, Tory has spent the past two and a half years helping SIA graduates find cutting edge jobs by cultivating relationships with non-profit and for-profit institutions in the Los Angeles area.

Tory received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona, a Master's in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute.