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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Fine Arts Alumni Jobs

We want to give you a sample of the job titles and employers for our undergraduate fine & performing arts alumni. They are divided by department, then by the economic sector for the employer. The percentage indicates how many of that department’s undergraduate alumni work in the economic sector. See how our degree programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers, not just those that immediately come to mind when you think of the fine & performing arts.

Theatre & Film

Arts/Culture/Media (32% of our alumni)
Pres/Founder, Magnolia Hill Prod./Warner Brothers
Self-employed Casting Director
Actress, Bathouse Theatre Company, Seattle
Video Producer, Mary Queen of Props
Manager, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Founder/Owner, Kids Shine Performing Arts Classes
Self-employed Costume Designer
Comedians Kendall Ketchum and Jay Jurden
Senior Associate, Warner Brothers
Set Decorator, JL Productions
Co-founder, Deer Run Media
Director, New Stage Theatre
Artistic Director, Venice FL Playhouse
Apparel & Fashion Recruiter, Michael Kors
Costume Design, Utah Symphony & Opera
Teaching Artist, Kidstage
Senior Producer, Framestore
Actors James Tate Ellington and Haley Anne Strode
Founder/Manager, DreamBox Theatre, Atlanta
Director/Producer, Pride Film & Plays
Automation Supervisor, “O” Cirque du Soleil
Museum Coord., MS Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Actor, National Theatre for Children
Morning News Anchor, Houston News
Stage Manager, Blue Man Group
Videographer/Editor, MS Public Broadcasting
Voice Actor Morla Gorrondona
Associate Producer, PBS Nightly Business Report
Senior Staff Editor, New York Times
Department Head, CBS

Education (18% of alumni)
English Teacher, Biloxi High School
Theatre Teacher, Oxford High School
Drama Teacher, Boca Raton High School
Faculty, Douglas Anderson School of Arts
VP for Student Life, Colorado College
Faculty, Northeast MS Community College
Performing Arts Dir., Savannah College of Art & Design
Director of Development, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Faculty, University of Florida
Administrator, NYU Center for the Performing Arts

Business/Finance (15% of alumni)
Senior Marketing Manager, American Express
VP of Human Resources, LIMRA International
President, Mainsail Group
VP of Business Development, Freeman Company
Founder/Owner, The Baby Guy Gear Guide
Owner, D’Agostino Properties
Actress and Manager, Norcostco
Natl. Director of Shopper Marketing, Linqia
Art Director, Conservant
Production Supervisor, Stageworks Lighting Ltd.

Hospitality; Personal Care (10% of alumni)
Event Manager, Waterside Plaza, NYC
Guide, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Cast Member, Walt Disney World
Sales Manager, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel
Writer, Walt Disney
Dir. Online Marketing, New Orleans Tourism
Costume Coordinator, Disney Cruise Line
Lighting Tech, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Self-employed Wardrobe Stylist

Community Services/Non-Profit (7% of alumni)
Administrator, Young Audiences
Day Treatment Supervisor, Family Serv. & Mental Health
Minister, First United Methodist Church
Regional Support Coord., Military OneSource
Operations Dir., Texas Assoc. Against Sexual Assault
Southeast Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Teaching Artist, Upturn Arts
Community relations specialist, Ackerman Cancer Center
Operations Manager, Community Health Systems

STEM (6% of alumni)
General Counsel, Entergy
CEO, Guycom
Software Engineer, CoreLogic
Leadership Development Program, AT&T
Senior Solutions Analyst, Cerner Corporation

Legal (4% of alumni)
Special Asst, MS Attorney General Office
Immigration Judge, US Dept. of Justice
Partner, Gardere & Wynne


Arts/Culture/Media (33% of alumni)
Designer starring on HGTV’s “Home Town”
Director, Flint Institute of Arts
Many self-employed artists, such as Glennray Tutor & Charlie Buckley
Museum Curator, Natchez National Historical Park
Appraisal services for “Antiques Roadshow”
Co-founder, Yokna Sculpture Trail, Oxford
Collections Assistant, Burke Museum, Seattle
Consignment Director, Heritage Auctions, Chicago
Creative Director, CNN and FOCUS Brands
Game Developer, Mind Level Up
Interior Designer, Summer House
Football Player, Jacksonville Jaguars
Staff, Art Institute of Chicago
Executive Art Director, Simon and Schuster
Freelance Makeup Artist
Scenic Artist, Denver Center Theater
Writer, comic strip “Arlo and Janis”
Art Director, Aspyr Media
Owner, Great Day Graphics & Designs
Multimedia Specialist, Daily Journal
Senior Artist, The Times Picayune
Sales, Prentice Hall College Publishing
Art Camp Director, Art Museum of Southeast TX
Exec. Director, Convergence Center for the Arts
Content Marketing Specialist, Turner Broadcasting
Educational Consultant, Usborne Books
Manager, Galerie d’ Art
Digital Marketing Manager, Malaco Music Group
Audio/Video Tech., Production Arts Workshop
Founding Partner, Modus Operandi Design

STEM (8% of alumni)
Vice President of Operations, NextGear
Regional sales Manager, Nespresso
Women’s Health Specialist, Allergan
Art Director, AT&T
Technical Artist, Los Alamos National Labs
Field Technician, Pure Technologies
Owner, W.M. Abernethy & Associates Landscape Architecture
Marketing, Nextel Communications
Design Engineer, Masterbilt
Graphic Designer, Image Screenprinting
Owner, Reservoir Signs
Co-founder, Heirloom NYC

Hospitality/Personal Care (6% of alumni)
Communications Manager, Grand Biloxi
Owner, Sidney Street Café
Dir. of Marketing/Sales, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Graphic Designer, Walt Disney World
Marketing Manager, Isle of Capri Casino
Graphic Designer, Churchill Downs
Art Director, Marriott International
Director of Lifestyles, Somerby at St. Vincent’s
Creative Director, Alpine Camp

Business/Finance (24% of alumni)
Co-Owner, Square Books
Dir. of Production, Kelly Wynne Handbags
Electronic Banking Manager, Pinnacle Bank
Marketing Assistant, CBRE Group
Vice President, Georgia Bank and Trust
Creative Project Manager, First Tennessee Bank
Graphic Designer, Horne
Sales, New York Life
Owner, Art Supply Store
Art Director, Holliday Flower and Events
Creative Director, Orca Coolers
Creative Consultant, Estée Lauder
Freelance Graphic Designer, Gap
Visual Merchandising Manager, Dillard’s
VP, CORE Investment Management
Manager Corp. Recruitment, Sanderson Farms
Brand Development Manager, Remy Cointreau
Digital Operations Manager, Craftsman Printing
Kitchen Designer, Styrka Construction

Education (15% of alumni)
Many K-12 teachers
Faculty, Brevard Community College
Ceramics Faculty, University of Utah
Professor, University of Utah
Digital Art, Animation and Video Faculty, Florida Intl.
Faculty, Hinds Community College
Faculty, Miami Dade College
Webmaster, Oxford School District
Associate Provost, University of Mississippi
Instructor, Tulane University
Marketing Manager, University of Alabama

Community/Non-Profits (5%)
Program Officer, Rhode Island Foundation
Board of Directors, Museum Education Roundtable
Graphic Designer/Comm. Manager, Memphis Jewish Center
Communications Manager, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Coord. of Community Support, American Cancer Society
Director of Philanthropy, Heifer International
Art Teacher, South Broadway Art Project
Educator, North Mississippi Regional Center
Pastor, United Methodist

Healthcare (3% of alumni)
Social Media Strategist, Erlanger Health System
Nurse, Virginia Hospital Center
Comm./Marketing, Mount Sinai Health System
Public Relations Coord., Hattiesburg Clinic
Nurse Practioner, Ascension Medical Group
Director of Marketing & Comm,. Physical Therapy Solutions

Government (2% of alumni)
Graphic Designer, Mississippi State Hospital
Child Care Program Evaluator, Tennessee Dept of Human Services

Legal (2% of alumni)
Law Clerk, Montana Supreme Court
Labor Attorney, Burr & Forman LLP
Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Art History

Arts/Culture/Media (31% of alumni)
Self-employed artists
Gallery Owner, Perry Nicole Fine Art
Art Dealer, Arader Galleries
Owner, Melissa Lacy Design
President, Kellie Griffin Interiors, Inc
Design Assistant, Dodson Interiors
Curator and Collections Manager, Walter Anderson Museum
Director of Learning and Innovation, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Special Events Coord., National Museum of Women in the Arts
Special Projects Coor., Historic New Orleans Collection
Senior Manager, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Associate Curator, Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Floral Designer, Sunnybrook Flowers
Patron Groups Coord., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Account Executive, Mississippi Magazine
Director, Flint Institute of Arts

Business/Finance (19% of alumni)
Social Media/Marketing Director, Classic Toyota of Tyler
Owner, Liv’s Clothing & Accessories
Real Estate Agent, Friedrich & Clark Realty
Owner, Summer Loftin Antiques
Sales and Marketing, Just Kenzie Jewelry
Interior Designer, Something Southern
Owner, The French Potager
Agent, Panache Booking
Marketing Associate, Sysco
Owner, Square Books

Education (16% of alumni)
many K-12 teachers
Financial Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
Faculty, Harding University
Faculty, Salem State College
Faculty, Webster University
Faculty, Brevard Community College

STEM (9% of alumni)
Assistant Project Manager, DSI Design + Construction
Kitchen and Bath Designer, Kitchens Unlimited
Oil/Gas Land Rep, Matthews Energy & Land Services
Regional Sales Manager, Nespresso
Pharmaceutical Sales, Allergan
Therapy Development Specialist, Silk Road Medical
Design Consultant, Lexington Home Brands

Legal (6% of alumni)
Owner, Greene Law Firm
Partner, McCain, Booth, Martin
Elizabeth Feder-Hosey Law Firm
Associate, Jones Walker LLP

Hospitality/Personal Care (5%)
Owner, Sidney Street Café
Communications Manager, Grand Biloxi Casino
Consultant, World Travel Partners

Community/Non-Profit (4% of alumni)
Development Manager, New Memphis
Director of Finance, Redeemer City to City
Board of Directors, Museum Education Roundtable
Team Member, New Pioneer Food Co-op

Healthcare (4% of alumni)
Office Manager, Office of Michael Smith, MD
Staff, Lee Dentistry

Government (3% of alumni)
Museum Curator, Natchez National Historic Park
Staff Geologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Staff, US House of Representatives Member office


Education (59% of alumni)
283 teachers and admin in K-12 such as:
Director of Bands, Southaven
Director of Bands, Greenville
Choral Director, Ocean Springs
Associate Dean, University of New Orleans
Music Faculty, Arizona State University
Music Faculty, Berklee College of Music
Music Faculty, Hinds Community College
Director of Bands, Itawamba Community College
Provost, University of Southern Mississippi

Arts/Culture/Media (11% of alumni)
Actor, Jay Lusteck Voice Over
Freelance Musician, NYC Broadway Musicals
Owner, Kincaid-Gooch Voice Studio
Actor Dario Deak
Nashville Musical Entertainer, Bar B Music
Piano Accompanist, NORD/NOBA Center for Dance
Musical Dir./Conductor, National Tour of “Cats”
Professional Singer, Salzburg Opera Co.
Musical Director, Second City
Self-employed Piano Teacher
Singer Mary Donnelly Haskell
Music Publisher, Studio 19
President, Everything Noble
Project Coord., Acad. Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Owner, Kruyer & Associates PR firm
Music Engraving Manager, Warner Brothers
Singer, Warner Brothers

Business/Finance (8% of alumni)
VP, Vining Sparks
President, Glynn Griffing & Associates
National Trainer, Time to Teach
Sr. Research Manager, Market Strategies Intl.
Owner, Burnham Enterprises band equipment
Sales, Steinway Piano Gallery
Realtor, Magnolia Real Estate
President, Creative Mobilities

Community Services/Non-Profit (8% of alumni)
Dir. of Worship/Music, Crossgates United Meth. Church
Director of Music, Cordova Presbyterian Church
Pastor, East Baptist Church
Minister Music/Youth, First Baptist Church
Self-Employed Music Therapist
Executive Coord., Rainforest Alliance
President, MS Band Master’s Assoc

Government/Military (4% of alumni)
Band, US Air Force
Deputy Dir. of Emergency, MS National Guard
Commanding General, US Army
Fine Arts Coord., Dept. Defense Schools
Tax Auditor, State of Texas