What is a Cultural Administrator?

Cultural Administrator Job Description

A cultural administrator is responsible for assisting in the preservation of a culture’s heritage by performing administrative functions on behalf of the arts community or as an employee of a museum or a publishing company.


Cultural administrators must understand and appreciate culture while looking after the business side of an organization.



Typical Job Duties

• Plan, organize, lead, supervise and monitor activities within the not-for-profit and for-profit arts, heritage and cultural industries sector

• Market the organization and its products

• Delegate tasks to other employees

• Perform basic office duties such as bookkeeping and maintaining files

• Oversee the budget and operate within its parameters

• Manage fundraising and development



Scholarships for Becoming a Cultural Administrator

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Cultural Administrator. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Cultural Administrator. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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