So you want my arts job? Over 20 careers to consider in 2021

From sound designers and circus riggers to artistic directors and general managers, this popular series looks at a range of arts careers and the skills they require.

Our popular series, So you want my arts job? has been running since June 2019. There are some clear career paths described, but what’s surprising across all of these roles is the number of people who found themselves doing things outside of their plan, ending up in more rewarding roles as a result.

If you’re getting itchy feet in your existing job, here are 23 careers to consider in 2021.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts