- Susan Badger Booth
The field of managing the business side of an arts organization. In today’s music world, most of these positions are with not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Professional arts administrators are responsible for facilitating an organization’s day-to-day operations as well as the strategic long-range planning necessary to fulfill the organization’s mission. Not-for-profit music organizations include but are not limited to: professional and community symphony orchestras and bands, choirs and chorales, chamber orchestras, music ensembles, opera companies, university music societies, presenters, music festivals and jazz bands and ensembles. General duties of an arts administrator can include human resource management, marketing, accounting and financial management, public relations, fundraising, program development and evaluation, strategic planning, and board development and relations....