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You could be involved with all aspects of running a business such as accounts, sales, marketing and packaging. Image: University of the Crea

3D designer-maker

3D designer-makers design and make unique products, which might be one-offs for commission or made for small-scale production.

Work involves liaising between the client and the design team. Image: IDEO London

Account manager

An account manager develops the business and handles new and existing customers.

Many actors specialise in theatre work, but within theatre there are lots of types of work.


Actors bring characters to life on stage with their performances, using speech, movement and expression to act a script or improvise their roles.

As an actors' agent, you need to be able to work with a wide range of people.

Actors’ agent

Agents are often the first point of contact for anyone looking to hire actors. Few actors work without the support of an agent.

You will need to be very well-organised and to be someone who enjoys working with computers to manage data and prepare documents. Photo: Hol


Administrators deal with customers, run offices, and take care of the day-to-day running of a jewellery business.

Admission and bookings staff are responsible for organising ticketing systems for entry.

Admission and bookings

Admission and bookings staff are responsible for overseeing ticketing systems for entry to heritage venues.

Working to represent performers and individuals.


Agents in theatre & dance, film and television work to represent performers and individuals. Agents can also supply artists for corporate and private events. Their clients may include actors, singers, dancers or supporting artists.

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Recording and interpreting information.

Archaeological illustrator

Archaeological illustrators work in cultural heritage to record, interpret and disseminate information. It is a growing field within archaeology as a whole, due to modern computer and printing technologies. Illustrative material is included in nearly all academic archaeological documents. It is also increasingly a method of study in its own right.

Help with identification and analysis on sites.

Archaeological scientist

Archaeological scientists carry out a range of very specific archaeological functions. They also work directly with archaeologists in specialist areas. They bring specialist skills to help with identification, recovery and analysis on sites.

The day-to-day tasks of an archaeologist can vary, depending on where they work.


Archaeologists find out about the past by studying ancient sites and objects.

Archive assistants need a good knowledge of the contents of the archive so they can help with enquiries.

Archive Assistant

Archives are unique collections of original historical records and documents which provide a permanent record of the past.

Archivists look after the material in an archive to make sure it is preserved for the future.


Archivists look after historical documents to make sure they are preserved for the future.

Moving and handling art works.

Art handler

Art handlers work with a variety of people to move and handle art works. They may have to work with registrars, security staff, curators and exhibition organisers.

Art valuer

Art valuers provide advice on the financial worth of works of art. They value individual works of art and collections, for people wishing to buy, sell or insure them.

Artists create original work, such as paintings.


Artists create original work, such as paintings, sculptures and installations. They can earn a living by selling their work through galleries, agents and dealers. In some cases, an artist may be commissioned to produce a piece of work to a required theme.

Artist studio worker

Artist studio workers generally occupy a junior position in a studio working for an established artist, although they are often trained or experienced artists in their own right. The job provides experience and contacts in the art world.

It is the artistic director's responsibility to take the theatre in a direction that people will want to engage with.

Artistic director

The artistic director makes sure their theatre is putting on the kind of shows that fit with the artistic aims of the organisation.

Managing people and buildings.

Arts administrator

Administrators in the visual arts sector are responsible for the effective operation of events or institutions. They work in areas such as accountancy, fundraising, publicity and customer care. They also organise exhibitions and manage people and buildings.

Organise and run education programmes.

Arts education officer

Arts education officers organise and run education programmes for a variety of organisations, including local authorities, galleries, museums and other arts organisations. This could be in the context of visual, performing or literary arts.

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