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Arts officers, producers and directors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£21,320 pile of coins

Age 35

£42,640 pile of coins

Age 50

£49,920 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £28,080

What does this career do?

Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

Typical tasks

  • chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget
  • directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects
  • breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets
  • prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals
  • ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required
  • manages health and safety issues
  • selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.

Current entry requirements

Entry can be via academic qualifications, BTEC/SQA awards, diplomas or degrees in sector-relevant subjects. Apprenticeships are available at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in some areas.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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