Types of Jobs

Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their talents on the job. You might work for an audience as a performer or artist. This includes painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, and singers or you might work behind the scenes to make a performance successful. This includes set designers, editors, broadcast technicians, and camera operators.

Some audio/video technology and communications workers have high-profile jobs. For example, you might work as a news reporter or fashion designer or you might use your creative talents with technology and work as an animator, graphic designer, or film editor.


Local Job Shadow Options

  • PSU – WPBS
  • The Hound 97.5
  • John Schlimm – local author and artist
  • The River 98.9
  • The Detail Shop (Graphic Design)
  • The Daily Press/Ridgway Record
  • 911 Emergency Services

Elk/Cameron County Locals

View the videos from local folks to learn more about this career

Executive Director:
Sara Frank
Elk County Council On The Arts

Marketing Manager:
​Jeff Buhite
The River 98.9


Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • Always drawing pictures or cartoons
  • Perform music, roles, and dances on stage
  • Create original videos
  • Enjoys painting and / or taking photographs
  • Make jewelry or sculpting
  • Write original stories and poems
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • Art and / or Graphic Design
  • Humanities
  • English
  • Photography
  • Communications
  • Music
  • Mass Media
  • Ceramics
  • Photo/Journalism
  • Drama
  • Theatre Arts
  • Stagecraft
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • Any of the following: Band or choir, Dance, Photography, School newspaper or yearbook, Speech or debate, Theatre Drama Club
  • Join a local community theatre group
  • Volunteer to help with or teach an art, music, or dance community education class
  • Intern at a campus radio station, local access cable TV station, web venture, or local newspaper
  • Join the stage crew for a school or community play or concert
Challenges, Camps, Workshops & More!

Local Post-Secondary Education / Trainings

  • Letters, Arts and Sciences (AS/BS)
  • Liberal Studies (AS)
  • Broadcast Communications (BA)
  • Communications (BA)
  • Computer Information Systems and Technology (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts (BA)
  • Writing (BA)
  • Art (BA)
  • Communication (BS)
  • Information Tech (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • Modern Languages (BS)
  • Theatre (BFA/BS)
  • Cosmetology
  • ​Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Cosmetology/ Nail Technology
  • Culinary Arts