Art Administrator - Ikoyi

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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City: Ikoyi, Lagos
Salary: ₦180,000


Contact name Leviton

Item description

Arts administrators promote and organise artistic, musical or cultural events run by arts and cultural organisations, such as theatres, galleries, museums and festivals. Carrying responsibility for the day-to-day running of their organisation, arts administrators perform a wide variety of functions including marketing, PR and budgeting.
Job Duties
•planning and organising logistics related to events, buildings, performers/artists and other personnel;
•planning and managing budgets;
•selecting and training staff and negotiating contracts;
•taking responsibility for operational management issues such as venue accessibility, health and safety issues and building maintenance;
•using skills in arts-related law, accountancy, press liaison and public relations;
•working to secure funding for venues or specific events;
•writing, or contributing to, publications which accompany arts-related events and activities;
•programming and booking performances and events, including arrangements for tours;
•development of new projects and initiatives in consultation with arts professionals and key stakeholders (e.g. local education authorities, local government and communities, venue directors and regional arts boards);
•arranging performances, artists, venues, security, catering and sale of tickets;
•marketing a performance or event through direct mail, advertising, use of a website, producing posters or publicity leaflets and attracting media coverage;
•ensuring corporate and legal requirements are complied with, and reporting to the board of directors.
While no specific degree subject is required, an arts administration MA, or an artistic or business management qualification can be helpful. Vacancies attract fierce competition, so a strong body of relevant work experience is vital. This can be gained by volunteering or working part-time with venues, helping to organise university events or by assisting with arts festivals. A demonstrable passion for the arts is vital.
Key Skills
Administrators will need to have good communication skills in order to manage artists and engage with the public. Other key skills include:
•negotiating contracts
•managing budgets
•working well under pressure
•promoting and publicising events
•IT skills
Qualified Applicant should forward their Cvs and Contact Details to recruit(dot)levitonservices(at)gmail(dot)com