Pros: congenial environment, steady part-time work
Cons: salaries are extremely low
I have worked in the Department of Fine Arts at Pratt, as an instructor in contemporary criticism, art culture after graduation, and the preparation of the master's thesis (a requirement for graduate fine arts students). I find that the administration is accommodating, but there remains serious problems in pay. I write extensively about contemporary and Asian art, so I am happy to have this job. My co-workers are often gifted, articulate artists, so they are easy to work with. I find the interaction with art students to be the most enjoyable part of the job.