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Career Services

Career Services

Our mission is to enable our graduates to fulfill their professional goals through a comprehensive program of career services and professional development support. Sotheby's Institute Career Services work in concert to facilitate students and alumni accessibility to career services support in both the US and UK.

  • Career Services

    Career Services

    Our Career Services office provide all of our Master’s Degree students with customized support in their internship and job search needs, including cover letter and resume writing, interview preparation, alumni network connections, as well as facilitating potential internship and job opportunities at major art companies and organizations, such as Sotheby’s, Phillips, Gurr Johns, Winston Art Group, Gagosian Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Pace Gallery, Hirschl & Adler, Winter Antiques Show, The Armory Show and TEFAF. The Career Services office also arranges student access to:

    • Series of workshops, as well as career resources to support students’ success in securing job/internships opportunities. Topics include Developing Tools to Marketing Yourself Effectively, Networking, and, Recruitment Practices, Making the Most of Your Internship Opportunity.

    • Opportunities to network with our alumni population through Alumni Panels, Alumni-Student Networking Events, and Employer Roundtables / Career Fairs.

    • One-on-one confidential and impartial sessions with our experienced Career Directors customized to meet each student’s individualized needs whether they are early career starters or re-focusing their career into the art world.

    • Access to SIAconnect, our job portal where students and alumni can locate job and internship opportunities. This site currently has over 1,000 employers registered with an average of 1000 opportunities advertised per academic year.

  • Internships And Placement

    Internships And Placement

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art encourages eligible students and graduates to participate in internships and, thanks to our privileged access, notifies students of internship opportunities at Sotheby’s worldwide. Career services also provide internship information and guidance for students seeking placements at other international auction houses, galleries, museums, art publications, public art spaces, online art market platforms, and other art-related organizations.
    In London:
    The Work Placement (accredited internship) elective unit offers students experiential learning in an art-related work environment. The principle of this approach is that employability is enhanced if work experience becomes a reflective practice by being embedded within a rigorous, assessed academic curriculum. Placement opportunities are both brokered by the Institute and sourced by students, subject to approval.
    In New York:
    Students can apply to Sotheby’s Floater Program for a six-month full-time, paid position at the auction house or to the Sotheby’s Museum Network, a platform created by Sotheby’s in 2016 to connect audiences with the world’s leading cultural institutions, among other art world employers.
    Students in their third semester can take Internships for Credit as an elective. The internship elective affords students the opportunity to engage in an experiential learning opportunity within an art world setting that is aligned with their career goals while fulfilling an elective requirement. As students gain practical experience and skills at their selected internship site, they will also be expected to reflect on and evaluate their experience throughout the course, as well as articulate their understanding of the internship site’s focus, mission and position in the broader art market.
    In Los Angeles:
    Students have access to a variety of internship opportunities and the flexibility to earn 1-4 credits per internship if desired. These internships are sourced from organizations all over LA County and distributed through our career services platform, to which SIA-LA students have exclusive access.
  • 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

    For Current Students:
    The online vacancy portal (SIAconnect) provides internship and job opportunities postings for current SIA students. Students can also access this portal directly from the SSO platform.
    For Alumni:
    The online vacancy portal (SIAconnect) provides job opportunities for alumni.
    Please note: if you are a first time user of SIAconnect, click here.
  • Employers


    Career Services welcomes contact from employers seeking student or alumni talent for internships and jobs.  Employers are also welcome to contact our offices about opportunities to participate in panel discussions, career development workshops, and other educational opportunities for our students and graduates.

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art has recently launched, SIAconnect, our new internal job / internship portal.
    For existing employers (employers who had previously registered on College Central) click here.
    For new employers, click here.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Career Services Directors: 

    Zoe Mogridge
    Director of Career Services

    Ioana Stan
    Careers Coordinator
    New York:
    Ashley Devenish Robinson
    Director of Career Services
    Los Angeles:
    Theresa Condito
    Career Development Coordinator and Counselor or
  • Career Support Sessions

    Career 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.
  • 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 Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

Zoe Mogridge

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

As the Director of Career 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.

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

Ashley Devenish Robinson

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

Robinson is an expert in job search strategy, career advising, and coaching, as well as program development around professional practices. She brings unique insight into the inner workings of the art market, having spent time in the auction and gallery world in London before pursuing a career in education. Previously, Robinson was the Director of Career Services at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, a private fine art and design school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees widely known for producing some of the top creative talent nationwide. She also served on the Alumni Council as a standing staff representative, developing strategies for an ambitious agenda aimed at continued service for alumni. Robinson has served as the Director of Student Services at CATS College in Canterbury, Manager of Wrightson & Platt Gallery in London, Sale Coordinator at Christie’s Auction House in 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, and Executive Assistant to the owner and founder of ARTĚL Glass in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a BA in Mass Communications from University of California, Berkley, an MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design from Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London, and has studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Theresa Condito, Career Development Coordinator and Counselor – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Theresa Condito

Career Development Coordinator and Counselor – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Theresa Condito brings over a dozen years of experience in performing arts administration to her role in Career Development at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Originally hailing from Massachusetts, Theresa attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for her undergraduate studies. She has worked at prestigious, world-class organizations like Boston Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Opera, as well as many smaller arts non-profits in venue management, marketing, and fundraising. As an alumna of the Arts Management program at SIA-LA, Theresa is proud to represent Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University, and to help students and alumni succeed in the art world of Los Angeles and beyond.

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