What is an Arts Council Director?


Arts Council Director Job Description

An arts council director is responsible for overseeing the day to day administration and long term direction of an arts council. They must provide strategic leadership for activities, instructional programs, excursions and exhibits.



Typical Job Duties

• Undergo an annual performance review

• Source and pursue grant funding opportunities

• Prepare or oversee the preparation of periodic expenditure reports to the Board of Directors, including year-end financial statements

• Represent the Arts Council at local and regional meetings of related associations

• Develop and implement various arts instructional programs, cultural services and exhibits

• Create and publish a schedule of Arts Centre activities and exhibits

• Monitor and work to resolve any issues with active programs, exhibits, classes and instructors

• Maintain contact and positive relations with instructors on program issues

• Recommend Arts Centre improvements

• Recruit, hire, train, supervise and support Arts Centre staff



Scholarships for Becoming an Arts Council Director

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


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Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting started in this field of work. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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