The Art of Managing Your Career

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The Art of Managing Your Career's High School Teacher's Guide is designed to assist instructors/teachers at the high school level in the delivery of basic principles in career planning, development and advancement in the arts and cultural industries.

Learning objectives are provided in the introduction to each chapter and lesson-specific learning objectives are appended to each lesson. The 15 lesson plans are tied directly to The Art of Managing Your Career.

Here is an overview of the chapters:

Chapter 1: The Culture Biz

In this chapter, students are introduced to the concept of career planning in the arts, and learn the basics of developing a career strategy, from 'visioning' and goal-setting to the creation of a business plan. This chapter includes three lessons on the introduction of the business of art, establishing and evaluating career goals, and career strategy and business planning.

Chapter 2: The Art of Self-Promotion

In this chapter, students are introduced to the marketing strategies necessary to promoting themselves and their work in their chosen artistic field, and learn to apply these strategies in their own careers. This chapter includes two lessons on the introduction of the art of self-promotion, and developing marketing strategy.

Chapter 3: Project Management A - Z

In this chapter, students learn the basics of project management, from the planning stage through to implementation and evaluation, and learn how to apply these to their own projects. This chapter includes four lessons on the introduction to the art of management, getting organized, writing proposals, and action plans and preliminary project assessment.

Chapter 4: Money – Keeping Track

In this chapter, students learn the basics of financial management as these pertain to arts careers and arts projects, and learn how to apply these in their own careers and to their own projects. This chapter includes two lessons on the art of being self-employed, and financial management of projects.

Chapter 5: You and the Law

In this chapter, students learn the basics of managing legal affairs as these pertain to arts careers and projects. This chapter includes a lesson on the artist and the law.

Chapter 6: Managing Yourself

This chapter is a compilation of exercises and assignments from other chapters, brought together under one chapter directed specifically toward addressing sections D, G & H of the AMYC's Competency Chart. This chapter includes two lessons on developing personal competencies, and the art of managing resources.