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Arts Exhibition Organiser

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Arts exhibition organisers plan, develop and organise art, archaeological, scientific or other displays to exhibit in galleries, museums and other venues. They ensure that exhibitions run smoothly and attract big audiences.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for arts exhibition organisers can be anything from £14,000 up to £20,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £35,000 and senior art exhibition organisers in national galleries may earn up to £50,000 a year or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Vacancies are few and entry competitive. There are over 400 museums and galleries in Scotland and many of them are entirely run and staffed by volunteers (Museums Galleries Scotland website 2015).

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
5489
2.2 %
RISE
2023
5612
  United Kingdom
2018
65444
2.8 %
RISE
2023
67292

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Creative and Cultural Skills website has a careers section called Creative Choices which has information, jobs and opportunities in the heritage and culture sector.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: info@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

Cultural Enterprise Office (Hub)
Tel: 0333 999 7989
E-mail: info@culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk
Website: http://www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk
Twitter: @CEOScotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEOScotland

A specialist business development service for creative and cultural businesses and individuals. It has four offices, located in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Edinburgh.

Museums Association
Tel: 020 7566 7800
E-mail: info@museumsassociation.org
Website: http://www.museumsassociation.org/
Twitter: @MuseumsAssoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsAssoc

Museums Galleries Scotland
Tel: 0131 550 4100
E-mail: admin@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @MuseumsGalScot

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