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Employment prospects

Employment prospects

Around 80% of EAC graduates work in arts and culture within less than 6 months

The first “Grande Ecole” for art and culture management assures almost 80% of the graduates (78%) they will find positions of excellence in the cultural and artistic field in less than 6 months.

These excellent employment rates mean that EAC graduates meet recruiters’ expectations on an extremely competitive employment market. The quality of the school’s programme is underpinned by a strong conviction: creative value requires understanding economic and social values.

Time required to find the first job

Thanks to a highly-efficient and active internship and placement office, 79% of the EAC graduates found a job in less than 3 months, 16% in between 3 and 6 months and 5% in more than 6 months.

  • 79%
  • 16%
  • 5%
  • 79%Less than 3 months
  • 16%Between 3 and 6 months
  • 5%More than 6 months

Employability

A large majority of our alumi are currently employed (89%), 4% continue studying and only 7% are still looking for a job. 93% of alumni have a stable job, thanks to the EAC school.

  • 89%
  • 7%
  • 4%
  • 89%Employed
  • 7%Looking for a job
  • 4%Continue studying

Job distribution in the art market sector

17% of alumni work in the art market field, the rest are divided as follows: 28% in cultural institutions, 19% in cultural industries and 13% in the field of performing arts and heritage. 23% work in other fields.

  • 28%
  • 23%
  • 13%
  • 19%
  • 17%
  • 28%Cultural institutions
  • 23%Other fields
  • 13%Performing arts and heritage
  • 19%Cultural industries
  • 17%Art market

Job distribution

Job distribution in the art market sector

The art market includes different professions: 33% of our former students are gallery owners, 36% are antique dealers, 12% work as experts, 9% are auctioneers or employed in SVV 6% are art objects brokers and 4% work in auction houses such as Drouot, Sotheby’s or Christie’s.

  • 36%
  • 33%
  • 12%
  • 9%
  • 6%
  • 4%
  • 36%Antique dealers
  • 33%Gallery owners
  • 12%Experts
  • 9%Auctioneers
  • 6%Art objects brokers
  • 4%Auction houses

Job distribution in the cultural industries sector

EAC alumni are distributed in all the sectors of cultural industries, 10%or more in fashion and in the luxury industry, publishing sector, press, cinema, audio-visuals, slightly less in radios or television, 6% in the recording industry, photography,3%in multimedia and 5% in the organisation of cultural events or artist agencies. Around 43% work in the audio-visual sector in its wider sense, the sector being on the rife over the last years.

  • 16%
  • 14%
  • 13%
  • 12%
  • 10%
  • 8%
  • 7%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 5%
  • 3%
  • 16%Cinema
  • 14%Luxury industry
  • 13%Press
  • 12%Audio-visual
  • 10%Publishing sector
  • 8%Television
  • 7%Radios
  • 6%Recording industry
  • 6%Photography
  • 5%Other (organisation of cultural events, etc.)
  • 3%Multimedia

Job distribution in the living culture and the cultural heritage sector

With 31, 27 and 20% respectively, theatre, music and performing arts hold the lion’s share of employed alumni. They work in public relations, they are production or programming assistants, managers of cultural sites…. The cultural heritage sector accounts for 13% of alumni in museums, agencies for cultural heritage enhancement, on sites, etc…to conclude, 2% are found in the sector of plastic arts, 5% in circus and street arts, 2% in conservatories, 8% in opera houses, 4% in the dance industry.

  • 31%
  • 27%
  • 13%
  • 8%
  • 8%
  • 5%
  • 4%
  • 2%
  • 2%
  • 31%Theatre
  • 27%Music
  • 13%Cultural heritage
  • 8%Live entertainment
  • 8%Opera houses
  • 5%Circus and street arts
  • 4%Dance
  • 2%Plastic arts
  • 2%Conservatories

Job distribution in the cultural institutions sector

Another myth busted. If the association sector remains the most important by number of companies in culture, it accounts for only 14% of employed EAC alumni. Many of the latter (21%) can be found in event and communication agencies, in ministries, local communities and institutions (25) and of course in museums, both in the sectors of preservation or communication, or in the field of services to the public.

  • 25%
  • 21%
  • 14%
  • 13%
  • 6%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 4%
  • 3%
  • 25%Ministries, local communities, institutions
  • 21%Event and communication agencies
  • 14%Voluntary sector
  • 13%Museums
  • 6%Cultural education
  • 5%Cultural tourism
  • 5%Cultural marketing, advertising
  • 5%Embassies, consulates, NGOs
  • 4%Festivals
  • 3%Corporate sponsorship, fondations