Academic Advising and Career Services resource page

The AACS resource page provides online guides for students and alumni to foster their professional development. Resources include downloadable PDFs about resumes, online presence, financial tips, graduate school and finding art-related employment. 

Professional presence

Download Professional Online Presence Advice

Financial tips

Download Budget Advice

Download Credit Score Guide

Download How to Price Your Artwork

Graduate school resources

Download Grad School Application Advice

Competitions and exhibitions

AACS staff members provide students with information on a variety of competitions and fellowships through daily deadlines on the department's Facebook page and the KCAI Case Study Blog.

Download Tips for contacting a gallery

Employment searches

AACS staff maintain an opportunities list posted here, and job postings by category are available as well. During one-on-one sessions, advisors work with students to perfect their resume, write a persuasive cover letter and develop strategies for meeting their career goals.

Job search resources

Download Resume Advice Guide

Download Interview Advice Guide

Download How to Prepare for an Interview

Job search links

Download Job Boards and Helpful Links (PDF) is a free site featuring a vast collection of free career information, tools, and resources.

Opportunities list

The AACS publishes a weekly creative opportunities and career listing with employment, freelance, volunteer and RFQ listings* for students and alumni.

Access the current creative opportunities list here.

Access the current job and career opportunities list here.

*Please note that the Kansas City Art Institute Office of Academic Advising and Career Services frequently receives unsolicited employment and volunteer opportunities and posts those that might be of interest to students and alumni in the Opportunities List. The AACS in no way can or does investigate the character or reliability of the listing employers. We thus strongly encourage applicants to screen potential employers and the opportunities listed carefully with the understanding that it is the applicant and not Kansas City Art Institute that is responsible for disputes of any kind with the listing employers. Questions should be addressed to the AACS.

Posting in the Opportunities List

If you have a job, volunteer or RFQ opportunity you would like posted in the KCAI Opportunities List, complete the opps list submission form here. Only art-related jobs will be posted and all announcements will be subject to approval by AACS staff.

For more information, contact Ari Fish, academic and career advisor, at