1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1296-13 Artistic Director

Determines and oversees implementation of artistic policies for performing arts organisations such as theatre companies, dance companies, music ensembles, festivals and venues.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • formulates and develops the organisation's artistic policy
  • selects and plans the organisation's artistic program, and selects and supervises artistic staff
  • oversees, advises and assists with the implementation of the selected program
  • ensures liaison between all parts of the organisation
  • oversees and advises on the organisation's public image
  • undertakes long-term planning for the organisation
  • advises and reports to the organisation's governing board
  • works closely with the organisation's General Manager
  • may be creatively involved as an artist in the organisation's artistic output
  • may function as the organisation's chief executive officer

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