Careers in the Arts Administration Industry

Arts administration—also known as arts management—focuses on business operations related to arts organizations, including nonprofit entities (e.g., theaters, museums, symphonies, jazz organizations, opera houses, and ballet companies) as well as for-profit, arts-related enterprises (e.g., auction houses, art galleries, and music companies). The duties of an arts administrator can include staff management, marketing, budget management, public relations, fundraising, program development, program evaluation, and board relations.