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Job Name

Arts administrator

Job Description
Arts administrators help to organise events and exhibitions, manage staff, and look after buildings like theatres or museums.

Salary Low
£13,000 Starter

Salary high:
£50,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
37 to 39 variable

Typical Hours per Day:
evenings / weekends / bank holidays attending events or appointments

How to become an Arts administrator

You can get into this job through:


University

Many arts administrators are graduates but it's not essential. Most subjects are accepted though you may have an advantage with a degree in:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Apprenticeship

You could get into this job through a general administration or events route, like an intermediate apprenticeship in administration or an events assistant intermediate apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Volunteering


Relevant skills and experience are valued by employers. You could get this through volunteering or temporary work like:


Volunteering can help you to develop a network of contacts within the industry. Competition for jobs can be strong, so contacts may help you to find work.


Direct Application

You could apply for jobs if you've got experience or qualifications in office administration, fundraising or marketing. An interest in the arts would also be helpful.



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Further information

You can find more advice about working in the arts through Arts Council England, and Voluntary Arts.

You can also find out more about working in creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day tasks could include:

Working environment

You could work in a theatre, in a museum or in an office.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could become an arts officer or manager.

You could also take on freelance work or become a consultant.





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