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Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport

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NOC:0511,0512,0513
Occupation:Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport Managers
Category:Management

About the job

Nature of work:

Managers in this grouping plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the overall operations of the organization. They develop and administer policies and are often responsible for budgeting, staff training, and public relations. They are employed in libraries, archives, museums, non-retail art galleries, radio and television stations, by newspaper, periodical and book publishing firms, and by film, theatre, record and video production companies. They are also employed by municipalities, community and private recreational and fitness organizations, sports governing agencies and professional athletic team organizations.

Job duties:
Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a library or library system, archive or archive system, museum or art gallery or a technical department within such an institution.
  • Develop and administer policies and programs.
  • Prepare and administer budgets.
  • Develop, promote and implement public relations and promotional programs.
  • Prepare funding and grant applications and proposals.
  • Prepare operational and financial reports, analyses and recommendations.
  • Recruit and provide training for professional, technical and clerical staff.
  • May perform the duties of a librarian, archivist or curator in smaller institutions.

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Managers in publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Establish procedures and implement policies in newspaper and publishing firms, in film, theatre, record and video production companies, and in radio and television stations.
  • Plan and maintain production schedules for publications, films, broadcasts, and theatre, record and video productions.
  • Prepare and control budgets.
  • Hire and supervise staff.
  • Consult with government regulatory agencies to evaluate and review programs and policies, and to ensure conformance with regulations.
  • Initiate or approve development of articles, books, films, broadcasts, musical recordings and theatre productions, and liaise with authors, composers, producers and directors.
Managers and directors recreation, sport, and fitness programs perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of recreation, sports and fitness programs and services.
  • Provide technical and professional advice on recreation, sports and fitness matters.
  • Prepare budget estimates and develop policies and procedures to implement programs.
  • Manage the operations of a sports governing agency.
  • Organize and administer national and provincial training, coaching, officiating and other programs associated with a particular sport.
  • Manage the operations of a professional athletic team.
  • Recruit professional coaches and athletes.
  • Direct fundraising drives and arrange for sponsorships from public and private organizations.
  • Develop long range plans and negotiate business contracts.
Sample job titles:
  • amateur sport manager
  • broadcasting manager
  • chief curator
  • editor-in-chief
  • film and video executive producer
  • head archivist
  • head librarian
  • museum director
  • publishing manager
  • radio station manager
  • recreation director
  • television station manager
  • theatre company director
Skills:

To work in these jobs, you need good organizational and managerial skills. An ability to work under pressure is important. You must be decisive. You need to work well with others. Effective communication skills, both written and oral, are also important.

Job requirements:
  • A university or graduate degree or a college diploma (in some cases) along with several years of experience within the relevant industry are usually required.
  • Some directors of recreation may be required to have a Municipal Recreation Director's Certificate.
  • Executive directors of sports governing agencies may be required to have coaching certification in a particular sport.
Other considerations:

Nearly all managers in art, culture, recreation, and sport are full-time workers, and about half work fifty or more hours per week. There is mobility between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Undetermined

This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport Managers most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 63% of Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport Managers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $52,796. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport725xxx
Minimum: $19.43
Median: $26.44
Maximum: $57.00
Minimum: $8,791
Median: $42,368
Maximum: $85,464
Occupations in Management44,250Decline2,775Low
Minimum: $15.77
Median: $34.97
Maximum: $57.69
Minimum: $10,632
Median: $55,002
Maximum: $124,014
Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and SportCompared to: Occupations in Management
Percent employed full-time85%93%
Percent self-employed28%19%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentManagers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and SportCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Southern9%$22,97512%$30,581
Northern18%$49,21516%$33,660
Cape Breton9%$22,12713%$32,974
Halifax47%$58,82247%$41,209
Annapolis Valley17%$29,94513%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeManagers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and SportCompared to: All Management
% Employed% Employed
15-249%2%
25-3415%13%
35-4417%24%
45-5424%32%
55-6424%23%
65+7%6%
Median Age5049
GenderManagers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and SportCompared to: Occupations in Management
% Employed% Employed
Female59%41%
Male41%59%
EducationManagers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and SportCompared to: All Management
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school2.6%x6.2%$30,033
High school16.4%$76,66523.5%$37,496
Trades certificate3.9%$74,3737.0%$41,701
College certificate or diploma21.7%$74,19920.6%$45,432
University certificate or diploma1.3%$83,9353.0%$59,985
Bachelor's degree38.8%$86,59727.7%$66,107
University advanced certificate or diploma2.6%x1.9%$74,902
Master's degreeN/A$109,9909.2%$81,234
Doctorate12.5%x0.8%$83,359
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryN/Ax0.1%$79,443
Total100%100%
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.

Sources

Employment Requirements & Contacts

Regulations:
No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile
Useful contacts:
Recreation Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 309
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Tel: (902) 425-1128
Fax: (902) 422-8201
info@recreationns.ns.ca
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Info@MaritimeCIM.com
Department of Health and Wellness - Active Living
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8
Tel: (902) 424-4807
healthpromotion@novascotia.ca
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
770 - 45 O`Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4
Tel: (613) 233-4035
cab@cab-acr.ca
Editors' Association of Canada
505-27 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1L2
Tel: (416) 975-1379
Fax: (416) 975-1637
novascotia.twig@editors.ca
Canadian Museums Association
280 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7
Tel: (613) 567-0099
Fax: (613) 233-5438
info@museums.ca
Natural Resources Canada - NDT Certifying Agency
183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A5
Tel: (866) 858-0473
Fax: (905) 645-0836
ndt-end@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

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