Folklore studies can lead directly or indirectly to various careers, mainly in the arts. Folklorists may become writers, dramatists, actors, musicians, museum workers and historical interpreters, or work in nonprofit organizations or government departments dedicated to preserving cultural heritage or presenting it for the purposes of tourism or education. Graduates of folklore programs might pursue further study in folklore, or consider work in a related discipline such as history, publishing, journalism, anthropology, womenís studies, education, communication studies, arts administration, museum studies, or the language of the culture studied.
Newfoundland and Labradorís Careers in Culture provides an interesting overview and info on careers in folklore:
This page offers a profile of writer and Folklore grad Janet McNaughton: