Arts managers work where the arts meets the public.
Visible positions include executive and managing directors of
theatres, museums, orchestras, and other types of arts
institutions and positions.
Arts managers work:
- In performing and visual arts institutions as marketing
executives, public relations directors, directors of operation,
directors of development, community engagement officers, education
officers, communication officers, company management, general
management, and more.
- In not-for-profit organizations as directors, community
engagement officers, event managers, and more. The skill set
you develop as an arts manager transfers to any business situation
in which an event and an audience meet.
- In Development/Fundraising offices in both arts related
and general not-for-profit organizations. The not-for-profit
sector searches for professionals adept at obtaining resources for
organizations and projects.
- As advocates for arts organizations, arts alliances and
coalitions, unions, arts councils, and city, state, and federal
government and affiliated agencies.
While our Masters degree is considered a professional degree
program, and is therefore terminal, graduates are permitted to
continue on in their PhD studies in arts management and related