Arts officer, producer or director
- 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
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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for arts officer, producer or director is £28,139
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.
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.