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Posted by Job Hunter
 - October 17, 2019, 10:52:11 am
How to become an arts administrator

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • an apprenticeship
  • volunteering
  • applying directly

arts administrator apprenticeships

You could get into this job through an intermediate apprenticeship in community arts administration or advanced apprenticeship in arts management.

Entry requirements for arts administrator

You'll usually need:

some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, for an intermediate apprenticeship
5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

arts administrator required skills

  • 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
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Average salary (a year)

£13,000 - Starter
to£50,000 - Experienced


What does an arts administrator do?


  • 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