Careers in Culture – Careers in Live Performing Arts

> Creating a live performance

Theatre, dance, opera, circus – if you work on a live performance you will be a part of a complex, exciting process involving the collaboration of many talented and skilled people.  A big company usually divides the work up among many people. A smaller organization may use one person for several types of work.

Whether you have a desire to be “in the spotlight” or behind the scenes, the live performing arts offers many career opportunities, if you have the right mix of skill sets. For instance, you might want to work as a stage manager in any area of the live performing arts, but you also need to know how to read music in order to work in opera and dance. If you are an actor, you might want an agent or artist manager, whereas dancers sometimes rely on agents rather than artist managers.

The graphic below illustrates the general array of jobs that are available when you choose to work in the live performing arts field, and provides a brief and simple description for each position.

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The following graphic illustrates additional jobs that are available when you choose to work in the live performing arts field, and provides a brief and simple description for each position.

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