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Arts administrator

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

Potential salary

£13,000 to £50,000

Employment by 2024

+3.25%

Working hours

37 to 39 variable

  • knowledge of English language
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • an interest and knowledge of history
  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to work well with others
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to read English
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day tasks could include:

  • booking venues and artists
  • negotiating sponsorship and funding
  • promoting events and managing social media
  • helping with staff training
  • managing budgets and keeping records
  • carrying out general administration and selling tickets

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

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

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

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.

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