Occupation | Weston College

Arts officer, producer or director

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.

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

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.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£28,139

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for arts officer, producer or director is £28,139

823 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 823. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

11 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 11 jobs have been posted for arts officer, producer or director roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £28,139 per year. That is about £2,345 per month or £14.43 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,628, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,695

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 823 people are employed in the region.

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