Career outlook for arts administrator
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would organise exciting events like festivals, plays and concerts to entertain and thrill audiences.
You might plan huge festivals like such as Celtic Connections and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or individual concerts, plays and tours. You might also organise local community arts events.
You would book the artists and the venues. You'd try to persuade businesses to sponsor your show and apply for government funding.
- Make arrangements to sell tickets
- Organise security and catering
- Manage budgets and keep records
- Do general administration
To get people to buy tickets you'd organise publicity like adverts and posters and you'd try to get the media interested in doing an interview with the artist.
You might write copy for websites and press releases and use social media to get people to spread the word because they are excited about it.
You could work all sorts of organisations, including:
- Theatres, opera houses or concert venues
- Art galleries and museums
- Theatre and dance companies
- Community and disability arts projects
- National organisations like Scottish Opera, the Scottish Book Trust or Creative Scotland
- Local authorities
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- Written communication
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- Time management
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