Arts Officers, Producers and Directors

Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

Average Salary


New workers start around £36,206. Normal pay is £43,482 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £64,955.



The number of jobs in the career for the current year.

Daily Tasks

  • Selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.

  • Manages health and safety issues.

  • Ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required.

  • Prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.

  • Breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets.

  • Directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects.

  • Chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget.

Hard skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Animations

  • Agile Methodology

  • Autodesk Maya

Soft skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

  • Communications

  • Editing

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.