How to become a Arts Administrator

Arts administrators manage artistic and cultural venues such as theatres and art galleries.

Personal requirements of a Arts Administrator

  • Good oral and written communication skills Able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds Good organisational and management skills Able to handle finances Able to work under pressure and to deadlines Able to work varying hours Appreciation of the role of the arts in the community

Education & Training for a Arts Administrator

To become an arts administrator you usually have to complete a degree with a major in an area of the arts, followed by a postgraduate qualification in arts administration or arts management. You may also consider a bachelor degree that emphasises management or financial and business skills. To get into the degree courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Entry to postgraduate courses usually requires completion of an appropriate bachelor degree. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,340

Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 3.4%

NSW 32.1%

NT 1.3%

QLD 18.4%

SA 8.5%

TAS 1%

VIC 25.6%

WA 9.6%

Hours worked:

40.8

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 63.2%

Proportion of female workers 36.9%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 3.3%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 9.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 9%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 14.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 16.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 21.5%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 25.1%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 25.3%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 74.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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