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Community Arts Worker

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Community arts workers help local community groups to develop skills in the arts such as dance, theatre, music, video and the visual and literary arts, with the aim of improving quality of life and helping develop communities.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for community arts workers vary considerably but start at around £16,000 a year. With experience salaries may rise to around £20,000 to £32,000 and more for senior positions. Freelance work is common.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

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
2019
7867
0.6 %
RISE
2024
7916
  United Kingdom
2019
76926
1.3 %
RISE
2024
77901

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Creative Choices

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)
Tel: 020 7240 5703
E-mail: info@cdmt.org.uk
Website: http://www.cdmt.org.uk/

Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 020 7015 1800
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.

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
Tel: 020 7221 3499
E-mail: membership@ism.org
Website: http://www.ism.org/
Twitter: @ISM_music
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISMusicians

Musicians' Union (MU)
Tel: 0141 341 2960
Website: http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/
Twitter: @WeAreTheMU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Musicians.Union

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Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors

Arts Administration

Community Arts

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