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Artistic Director

Kaihautū Toi

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Artistic directors plan and direct the activities of performing arts organisations such as theatre and dance companies, and arts activities at festivals and venues.


Pay rates for artistic directors vary depending on your ability, experience, and what type of work you do.

Source: Centrepoint Theatre and Massive Company, 2018.

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Chances of getting a job as an artistic director are poor due to strong competition for limited vacancies.
Theatre directors watching a dancer audition for a production

Artistic directors audition and hire performers for productions and events.

Last updated 1 June 2018