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Artistic Director

Kaihautū Toi

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Artistic directors select the work to be performed at theatres, choose directors/choreographers and other staff, and supervise productions.


Pay for artistic directors varies depending on experience, employer and the production they are working on.

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Chances of getting a job as an artistic director are poor due to high competition for a small number of positions.
Catherine Chappell with a group of actors in a hall, including one who is suspended from the ceiling

Artistic directors need to be creative but also very organised

Last updated 9 June 2017