Arts Development Officer

As an arts development officer, my role would be to represent my local council or an artist and their artwork. I would need to have budgeting skills, as I would be organising events (possibly in the community) that would be budgeted – and then of course I would need organisational skills. My time management and communication skills would also need to be good, as both of these skills would be important to this role

I would likely start my career at this level, but I could progress onto events management and general management. I would need a degree in an art related subject, and experience of working in the arts. I would also likely be employed by the government, and I could work anywhere. 

If I decide this career is one I’d like to pursue, or you would like to pursue it; the places to find more information would be:

  • Job advertisements. Any job advert will give a description  of the job in question.
  • Speak to arts development officers. Contact companies you know employ people in this role.
  • Online. is a really good site for giving you all of the information you need about a job.


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