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Career Services

Career Services

Our mission is to enable our graduates to fulfill their professional goals through a comprehensive program of career services and professional development support. Sotheby's Institute Career Services work in concert to facilitate students and alumni accessibility to career services support in both the US and UK.

  • Career Services

    Career Services

    Our Career Services office provide all of our Master’s Degree students with customized support in their internship and job search needs, including cover letter and resume writing, interview preparation, alumni network connections, as well as facilitating potential internship and job opportunities at major art companies and organizations, such as Sotheby’s, Phillips, Gurr Johns, Winston Art Group, Gagosian Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Pace Gallery, Hirschl & Adler, Winter Antiques Show, The Armory Show and TEFAF. The Career Services office also arranges student access to:


    • Series of workshops, as well as career resources to support students’ success in securing job/internships opportunities. Topics include Developing Tools to Marketing Yourself Effectively, Networking, and, Recruitment Practices, Making the Most of Your Internship Opportunity.

    • Opportunities to network with our alumni population through Alumni Panels, Alumni-Student Networking Events, and Employer Roundtables / Career Fairs.

    • One-on-one confidential and impartial sessions with our experienced Career Directors customized to meet each student’s individualized needs whether they are early career starters or re-focusing their career into the art world.

    • Access to College Central, our job portal where students and alumni can locate job and internship opportunities. This site currently has over 1,000 employers registered with an average of 1000 opportunities advertised per academic year.

  • Internships


    Sotheby’s Institute of Art encourages eligible students and graduates to participate in internships and, thanks to our privileged access, notifies students of internship opportunities at Sotheby’s worldwide. Career services also provide internship information and guidance for students seeking placements at other international auction houses, galleries, museums, art publications, public art spaces, online art market platforms, and other art-related organizations.

    In London, the Work Placement (accredited internship) elective unit offers students experiential learning in an art-related work environment. The principle of this approach is that employability is enhanced if work experience becomes a reflective practice by being embedded within a rigorous, assessed academic curriculum. Placement opportunities are both brokered by the Institute and sourced by students, subject to approval.

    In New York, students can apply to Sotheby’s Floater Program for a six-month full-time, paid position at the auction house or to the Sotheby’s Museum Network, a platform created by Sotheby’s in 2016 to connect audiences with the world’s leading cultural institutions, among other art world employers.

    In Los Angeles, students have access to a variety of internship opportunities and the flexibility to earn 1-4 credits per internship if desired. These internships are sourced from organizations all over LA County and distributed through our career services platform, to which SIA-LA students have exclusive access.

  • Partnerships


    Our students have the opportunity to apply for the Floater Program in New York through career services. While places are competitive, Sotheby’s interviews a select number of students from Sotheby’s Institute of Art for the Floater positions that are available right after completion of coursework. Please note the Floater Program is full time.
    UK/EU students who attend the New York campus are also encouraged to apply for internships in London.
  • Prospective Students

    Prospective Students

    Prospective students often inquire about career paths and job opportunities available upon graduation. Having access to internships and jobs is essential for a successful career in the international art world. At Sotheby’s Institute we have the resources to help you consider the wealth of career options open to you, market yourself effectively for the art world, network and find jobs and internships that will be a good fit for your talents.
  • Opportunities Board

    Opportunities Board

    The online vacancy portal (College Central) enables employers to upload current internships and jobs that they are looking to recruit. Students and Alumni also have access to the function of uploading their CVs and resumes to allow employers to search for talent.
  • Employers


    Career Services welcomes contact from employers seeking student or alumni talent for internships and jobs. Employers are also welcome to contact our office about opportunities to participate in panel discussions, career development workshops, and other educational opportunities for our students and graduates.

    Click here to find out how to post jobs and internships.

    Please contact: 
    Zoe Mogridge
    Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art:

    New York:
    Emily Westerman
    Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art:

    Los Angeles:
    Tory Benoit
    Assistant Director, External Affairs – Sotheby's Institute of Art:

  • Career Support Sessions

    Career Support Sessions

    One-on-one and small group sessions with the Director of Career Services are provided to discuss career options, gain information about industry trends and relevant job search techniques, or obtain  advice on applications and interviews.
  • Current Students

    Current Students

    Click here if you are looking for a job or internship, resume assistance, information about upcoming events including internship fairs and career days, or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Career Services offers a multitude of resources and services that give students and alumni a competitive edge.

    Click here to view frequently asked questions about studying at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Our Career Directors

Our Career Directors
Zoe Mogridge, Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

Zoe Mogridge

Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

As the Director of Career Services at Sotheby's Institute of Art (London), Zoe Mogridge leads the development and implementation of employability education and employer engagement programming at the Institute. Before joining Sotheby’s she was the Placements and Employer Liaison Manager at Falmouth University where she worked with Undergraduate and Masters Students specialising in extra and intra-curricular placements and work-based learning initiatives linked to Enterprise Skills development. Zoe has also had previous careers with the BBC World Service as a qualified Studio Manager and working in the publishing sector for Pearson Education. Zoe holds an HND from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, PGCHE in Creative Education and was awarded an MA in 20th Century Art& Design from Falmouth University. Zoe is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds membership to the Institute of Professional Sound.

Emily Westerman, Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York

Emily Westerman

Director of Career Services - Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York

As the Director, Career Services at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York), Emily Westerman leads the career services and programming. Emily has been working in the career management field for over ten years. Before joining Sotheby’s, she provided career coaching and job search support to clients of an outplacement and relocation services firm and prior to this was Associate Director, Office of Career Management, New York University – School of Professional Studies. Emily received a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Albright College.

Theresa Condito, Career Development Coordinator and Counselor – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Theresa Condito

Career Development Coordinator and Counselor – Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles

Theresa Condito brings over a dozen years of experience in performing arts administration to her role in Career Development at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Originally hailing from Massachusetts, Theresa attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for her undergraduate studies. She has worked at prestigious, world-class organizations like Boston Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Opera, as well as many smaller arts non-profits in venue management, marketing, and fundraising. As an alumna of the Arts Management program at SIA-LA, Theresa is proud to represent Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Claremont Graduate University, and to help students and alumni succeed in the art world of Los Angeles and beyond.