Cultures from around the world and at different phases of history have, at some point, created art. It’s how history and heritage and preserved, and how artists expressed thought-provoking ideas and most inexpressible feelings. To this day, it remains a universal way of communication, but the more we dive into this world, the more we notice its practical side, which is just as important. Let’s unlock the managerial jobs that are most in-demand in arts and culture.
As much the image of a “starving artist” is lyrical, high-paying arts and culture jobs and lucrative careers are available if you only take a closer look.
Arts and Culture Jobs: Cultural Programme Manager
Dubbed as one of the coolest jobs in the creative and cultural industries next to art curation, being a cultural programme manager is very much in demand, especially after the challenges caused by the pandemic between canceling or adapting a live event into a virtual or hybrid one, the need for a pragmatic approach to crisis without risking the value of the cultural or artistic event concerned.
Being in the job position means that you’ll be the professional who is in charge of coordinating initiatives throughout an organization, company, long-term art project, or event. Throughout your workday, you’ll ensure that schedules go smoothly and that program goals are met while keeping a high level of detail for each project you manage. Formulating, organizing, and monitoring inter-connected projects as well as deciding on suitable strategies and objectives are at the core of your responsibilities, sometimes with the support of events programme managers too.
Also known in the big umbrella of this position as Outreach Manager, this arts and culture job extension comes from an education background of either marketing, communication, or management, where you’ll be specialized in implementing and developing strategic relationships with organizations that align with what your company or business represents and aims to achieve.
When it comes to the creative and cultural industry, the work revolves around managing a portfolio of artists from different art forms, and you’ll execute distribution services and well as contribute to business development by identifying, sourcing, and negotiating distribution deals with artists by understanding which artists are emerging, spotting long-term trends, or working to preserve the more classical and historical art forms in the digital world.
In fact, the digital dominance of many platforms has created both an opportunity and a challenge for modern as well as classical art which necessitates the interventions of strong partnership managers in a leadership position alongside the efforts of a cultural heritage manager.
In relatively small organizations, most branches of cultural management are undertaken by one executive director/manager. In larger arts and heritage organizations, some of these management functions become separate positions that include but are not limited to specialties in HR, production, management, fundraising and development, and facilities management. However, in order to shine in a specific job position related to this sector, it’s important to understand its variations and different work opportunities.
EMLV’s Master in Management CCIM Specialization
100% in English, the Creative & Cultural Industries Management (CCIM) specialization trains students in the challenges and changes of the creative and cultural industries: the emergence of new media and new technologies, the importance of design offices in the conception of products/services, the explosion of digital creative industries, etc.
The holder of the programme will benefit from the general management skills of the EMLV Grande Ecole programme and from the specific management skills of the creative and cultural industries.
If you have the to broaden your horizons and make a contribution to all of the arts, discover the CCIM specialization.