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Arts Administrators and Managers

ANZSCO ID 139911

Overview

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Arts Administrators and Managers

  • 1,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 71% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 71% female Gender Share

Arts Administrators or Managers plan, organise, direct, control, coordinate and promote artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services.

Specialisations: Art Gallery Director, Community Arts Centre Manager, Cultural Centre Manager.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in arts to work as an Arts Administrator or Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Selects items for display/presentation.
  • Arranges finance for show/production.
  • Selects the director and technical personnel and, in consultation with the director, auditions and selects cast.
  • Establishes operating budgets and production schedules.
  • Determines treatment and scope of production or display.
  • Supervises production and suggests or approves change in script or presentation.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in arts to work as an Arts Administrator or Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    79% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  2. Sales and marketing

    74% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  3. Computers and electronics

    74% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. English language

    72% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Fine arts

    72% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  7. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    62% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  9. Technical design

    59% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  14. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Telecommunications

    39% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  16. Psychology

    37% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  17. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  18. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Law and government

    30% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. History and archeology

    28% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of financial resources

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  17. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Operations analysis

    46% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    63% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Colour discrimination

    59% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  5. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  14. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    85% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  2. Thinking creatively

    82% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Working with computers

    72% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  4. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Coordinating the work of a team

    69% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    68% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  9. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  11. Influencing people

    62% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1011.00 - Art Directors.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Time pressure

    98% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    89% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Unstructured work

    89% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    88% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    84% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    82% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Recognition

    71% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    100% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    90% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1011.00 - Art Directors.

All Other Specialist Managers

  • $2,259 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Arts Administrators and Managers

  • 1,600 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 71% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 71% female Gender Share

Arts Administrators or Managers plan, organise, direct, control, coordinate and promote artistic and cultural policies, programs, projects and services.

Specialisations: Art Gallery Director, Community Arts Centre Manager, Cultural Centre Manager.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in arts to work as an Arts Administrator or Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Selects items for display/presentation.
  • Arranges finance for show/production.
  • Selects the director and technical personnel and, in consultation with the director, auditions and selects cast.
  • Establishes operating budgets and production schedules.
  • Determines treatment and scope of production or display.
  • Supervises production and suggests or approves change in script or presentation.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in arts to work as an Arts Administrator or Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Business Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Specialist Managers who have strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    79% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  2. Sales and marketing

    74% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  3. Computers and electronics

    74% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. English language

    72% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Fine arts

    72% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  7. Administration and management

    64% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  8. Sociology and anthropology

    62% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  9. Technical design

    59% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  10. Clerical

    57% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  11. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  14. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  15. Telecommunications

    39% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  16. Psychology

    37% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  17. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  18. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Law and government

    30% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  20. History and archeology

    28% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    59% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  8. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    50% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Management of financial resources

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  17. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Operations analysis

    46% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Originality

    63% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  3. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Colour discrimination

    59% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  5. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  14. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    85% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  2. Thinking creatively

    82% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Working with computers

    72% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  4. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Coordinating the work of a team

    69% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  8. Assessing and evaluating things

    68% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  9. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  11. Influencing people

    62% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    58% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    55% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Explaining things to people

    48% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1011.00 - Art Directors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Time pressure

    98% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Spend time sitting

    95% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    89% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  9. Unstructured work

    89% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    88% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Indoors, heat controlled

    87% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    84% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  16. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    82% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Letters and memos

    77% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    67% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    90% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  3. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Recognition

    71% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    48% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Creative

    100% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    90% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-1011.00 - Art Directors.
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