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MAM Career Outcomes

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.



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, and throughout their career as a MAM graduate.

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:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • Americans for the Arts
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Aspen Music Festival
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Boston Children's Chorus
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • City of Asylum
  • Deloitte
  • Heinz History Center
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum
  • James Cohan Gallery
  • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra
  • Miami City Ballet
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • 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
  • Young Audiences of Houston
  • YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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