Visual Arts

38 Job profiles in total for Visual Arts

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.

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.

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.

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.

The team at branding and graphic design agency Form. (Image: Form UK)

Brand designer

Brand designers work with the client to understand what image or mood they want to project and come up with designs to create a brand identity. They are usually graphic designers who have decided to specialise in this type of work

Brand strategists have to be aware of what is going on in the business world around them.

Brand strategy

Brand strategists raise an organisation's profile by managing the way it interacts with customers and users.

The size and type of company will determine how involved you become in the production of the jewellery. Photo: Holts Academy

CAD/CAM designer

CAD/CAM designers use CAD (computer-aided design) to produce jewellery designs and CAM (computer-aided manufacture) to create a product.


A cartoonist draws pictures and cartoons to amuse, educate and influence people. Cartoonists have a variety of avenues to show their work, including:

Community art worker

Community art workers work closely with community groups to engage and involve them in arts projects.

Conservators examine each item to assess and record damage.


Conservators can work on all items in a heritage collection, from textiles to buildings. They are concerned with items' physical conditions.

Curators are responsible for the development of the collection, right the way to the final display. Image: RBG Kew.


Curators are responsible for managing and developing the collection, making sure it is kept and displayed appropriately.

David Questa, freelance	digital artist/ lighting designer.

Digital artist

Digital artists use digital image editing software and drawing programmes to manipulate images which may have been created from scratch or created digitally on the screen. Images or objects are often scanned in, including hand drawings and photographs.

Douglas Carstairs, tour guide.

Education staff

Arts education staff in the creative industries support teachers and development workers in cultural venues. They work in art centres, galleries, theatres and other venues to provide an educational experience. They may work with individual children or visitors, small groups or a whole class.

Event managers organise and plan events for all ages and backgrounds. Image: Imperial War Museum.

Event manager

Event managers coordinate and plan events, such as exhibition openings and fundraising parties.

Events staff

Events staff work with centre and gallery and theatre managers to deliver an event. They manage, organise and oversee the running of a venue or function. They are responsible for coordinating all the arrangements such as room bookings, catering and special effects or promotional items.

Most exhibition designers are employed by consultancies. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Exhibition designer

Exhibition designers control aspects of an environment to engage the visitor with a story or message.

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