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MAM Career Outcomes


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Heinz College treats career development as seriously as academics. The MAM program has a dedicated Career Services Director who works individually with each MAM student from the time they enter the program.

We are committed to helping students prepare for the exciting, competitive environment of the arts and cultural industries, not only through the quality and structure of our curriculum, but through a constant focus on the personal career development tools graduates need to succeed in this fast-paced business.

We cultivate a tight-knit community that shares experiences and opportunities; the "MAM Fam" stays closely connected via social media and networking events. This is especially important because our graduates are employed in a variety of decision-making roles, working in every functional area of organizations and agencies that shape and influence the arts and cultural industries.

Salary levels in arts organizations are typically lower than those in the private sector, especially at the entry level, but the MAM degree will help you advance more rapidly. Additionally, a Heinz College education provides you with highly transferable skills that are sought by employers across all sectors, leading some MAM graduates to find unexpected opportunities in creative departments within public and private firms.

Organizations that have employed our graduates include:

  • American Architectural Foundation
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Aspen Music Festival
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Boston Children's Chorus
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • City of Asylum
  • Fresh Arts (Houston)
  • Heinz History Center
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum
  • James Cohan Gallery
  • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra
  • Miami City Ballet
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Playhouse on the Park
  • Roosevelt International Academy
  • Sarasota Opera
  • Steep Theatre (Chicago)
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • The Studio Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh