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Performing Arts and Culture

  1. Job Listings & More
  2. Suggested Industry Codes
  3. Print Directories
  4. Databases
  5. Books

Job Listings & More

  • ArtJobs
    Search for jobs in Art and Culture, Art Education, and Museums and Galleries.
  • Back Stage: The Actor’s Resource
    Back Stage is the actor’s resource brand that aims to give actors all the information they need to succeed.  Includes castings & jobs, advice, listings, and more.
  • Creative Vitality in Philadelphia
    Is Philly the right place for you to pursue a career in the Arts and Culture? Find out how Philadelphia has developed as a cultural hub and compare it to other major metro areas in the US.
  • best resourceGreater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
    Search for jobs and internships on their Job Bank, or use their Member List as a list of potential employers.
  • Idealist.org
    Use this site to find internships, jobs, volunteer opportunities, and organizations in the non-profit sector.
  • Media Web Source
    Look for jobs in every part of the music and entertainment industries.
  • MuseumJobs.com
    Search this site for museum, gallery, library and archive jobs in the US and UK.
  • best resourceMyMusicJob.com
    Use this site to search for jobs and internships in the music industry. To search listings, click on the ‘Search Jobs’ link at the top of the page. Membership is NOT required to view the listings.
  • PhiladelphiaDANCE.ORG
    A comprehensive website chock-full of resources for the dance community in the Philadelphia area.  Check out their job board!
  • Playbill: Job Listings
    Search this site for internships and jobs in the theater industry by job category or geographic location.
  • StarPolish: Resources
    Use this site to get lists of music companies by function (i.e. Booking/Concert Promotion; Labels & Distribution; Music Video Production; Performance Venues, etc.). You can even narrow your search to get a list of companies in a particular geographic location.
  • Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia — WWW
    Check out their Job Listings, just be aware that jobs are divided into five categories, and internship opportunities are under ‘Career Development.’  Sign up to get job openings and other theatre news via email by joining their Listserv (scroll down the page to find information on the Listserv).  Membership is not required.
  • The Art Career Project — WWW
    Very cool site for Art and Design students. Provides descriptions for a number of occupations in visual and performing arts, architecture, animation, food, fashion, design and more. It also has a small job board which, while limited, is helpful.
  • Remember to see your co-op coordinator for access to the Steinbright EAM MIP Job Site for job postings and leads!

Suggested Industry Codes

Use one of our company directories or library databases such as D&B Million Dollar Database to generate a list of potential employers.  Specify your location criteria and your industry criteria.  Try one of the suggested industry codes below to specify your industry of choice.  You can also search for additional SIC and NAICS codes.


Looking for other industry codes?  Check out the Cinema and Television or Digital Media, Animation & Video Games guides.

 SIC CodesNAICS Codes
Performing Arts
  1. 73891106- Music Recording Producer
  2. 7911- Dance Studioes, Schools, and Halls
  3. 7922- Theatrical Producers and Services
  4. 7929- Entertainers and Entertainment Groups
  5. 79290100- Musical Entertainers
  6. 79299901- Actor
  7. 79299902- Actress
  8. 89990401- Music Arranging and Composing
  1. 71111- Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
  2. 71112- Dance Companies
  3. 71113- Musical Groups and Artists
  4. 71119- Other Performing Arts Companies
  5. 7113- Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports and Similar Events
  6. 7114- Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
  7. 7115- Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
Cultural Instituions
  1. 79999901- Art Gallery, Commercial
  2. 8412- Museums and Art Galleries
  3. 84120100- Art Gallery
  4. 84129901- Historical Society
  5. 84129902- Museum
  1. 71211- Museums
  2. 71212- Historical Sites

Print Directories


  • Pollstar Online
    Pollstar is the concert industry’s leading trade publication and they feature up-to-date industry news.  click their “Custom Research” tab to search their databases for events, artists, venues, box office figures, and more.


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