Top Arts Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Arts Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Arts Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 30.6% of Arts Manager resumes contained Art Direction as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Arts Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Arts Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Art Direction

high Demand
Here's how Art Direction is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Contributed art direction to ensure cohesiveness between artists.
  • Coordinate design, art handling, and art direction.
  • Provided art direction, managed production schedule and distribution of all marketing material
  • Lead creative/art direction of all enterprise initiative campaigns.
  • Delegated and supervised web projects for creative team members, providing art direction, technical support and instructional training.
  • Provide art direction on all internal creative projects and campaigns from creative conception through execution.

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2. Production Artists

high Demand
Here's how Production Artists is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Interviewed potential designers, photographers, illustrators, production artists and made recommendations for hiring.
  • Interviewed, tested, and hired up to 7 freelance production artists for long-term assignments during the busy catalog season.
  • Managed and directed a select team of art directors, designers, illustrators and production artists.
  • Mentored and Managed 9 full-time Production Artists and 2 full-time Photographers.
  • Supervised production artists and freelancers.
  • Supervised team of in-house production artists and outside free-lancers.

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3. Design Staff

high Demand
Here's how Design Staff is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Supervised a design staff of two to three designers and managed freelance talent and photographers.
  • Acted as a liaison between editorial and design staff.
  • Hired and trained design staffs in England and Taiwan and held weekly production calls to keep focused on goals.
  • Hired and managed design staff and freelancers.

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4. Graphic Design

high Demand
Here's how Graphic Design is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Provided corporate graphic design services for marketing, sales and training departments as well as the executive team.
  • Coordinate the activities of graphic designers and other personnel throughout the production process.
  • Optioned and reviewed hundreds of relevant graphic designs to determine optimal fit.
  • Managed and directed a staff of Graphic Designers.
  • Managed a team of 4 Graphic Designers.
  • Performed graphic design work as required.
  • Lead and direct the graphic designer.
  • Delegated and reviewed graphic design tasks and managed project timelines among 4 artists and acted as liaison to print vendors.
  • Leveraged knowledge ofgraphic design and pre-press expertise to become design leader for all paper goods, including saleablegift bags and hangtags.

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5. In-House

high Demand
Here's how In-House is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Managed in-house and off-site Flash developers, 3D animators, graphic designers and copywriter/editors.
  • Estimated cost for printing and duplicating jobs; evaluated in-house or print vendor production, generated estimates from outside vendors.
  • Provided in-house training to staff and faculty.
  • Direct in-house artists and production coordinator and outside pre-media agencies.
  • Searched for and retained contract resources for in-house work.
  • Manage all aspects of the operation of an in-house print shop including purchase of all print supplies and maintenance of printers

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6. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Focused on daily customer service procedures policies.
  • Supported customer service and sales staff, relaying concepts to share with client, receiving feedback and adjusting design.
  • Ordered and maintained all shop inventory, customer service and implementing various planograms and store displays.
  • Used excellent customer service skills to ensure customers where completely pleased with their product.
  • Performed a variety of customer service duties Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable and daily audits Assisted with exhibits
  • Create Graphic Design for New Customers-Correct Files and prepare for digital printing-Printed Files Finishing Department-Customer Service-Invoicing, Sales Reports, Accounting

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7. Art Department

high Demand
Here's how Art Department is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Increased productivity for the art department, collaborating with production art to improve high-end print quality and techniques.
  • Managed employees engaged in creating and producing items for events from the Graphics and Art Department.
  • Managed the Graphics Art Department realizing a 69% savings over other external agencies.
  • Managed the Art Department budget for samples, purchased art and freelancers.
  • Operated and maintained day to day operations of the art department.
  • Promoted to Assistant Press Manager and created an Art department.
  • Organize and implement RPG art department processes, workflow and capacity planning in support of key business initiatives.
  • Planned, directed, and coordinated all activities and workflow within the art department.
  • Manage the layouts and art workflow between the Art Department, Production and Prepress for Playboy magazine.

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8. Adobe Photoshop

high Demand
Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Attended seminars on Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Nikon Still Photography and Video Production.
  • Design Newsletter utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Color corrections of scanned images utilizing Adobe Photoshop.
  • Crop, retouch, color correct, and fix glass glare on portraits with the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5.
  • Designed raster and vector marketing based artwork using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Produced all required graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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9. Art Shows

high Demand
Here's how Art Shows is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Researched and qualified new art sources via trade shows, subscriptions, web and art shows.
  • Produced and managed a calendar of events for art shows and fairs to participate in.
  • Run art shows and prepare meet and greet events with artists.

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10. Mac

high Demand
Here's how Mac is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Minimized downtime by resolving stoppages and breakdowns on machinery.
  • Reorganized and restructured the Macintosh Department.
  • Maintain all of engraving, Personal Computers, and Laser machinery.
  • Performed maintenance on computers, printers, and cut machines.
  • Design and layout on the Macintosh.
  • Used both PC and Macintosh.
  • Managed workflow, provided instruction and supervision to Macintosh users in the layout design and color/retouch departments.
  • Help with bulk mailings Cut vinyl letter with plotter Fill in for running embroidery machines Proof artwork Daily ordering of supplies

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11. Design Department

high Demand
Here's how Design Department is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Managed design department in producing high quality collateral for internal departments and external clients.
  • Introduced and established a Graphic Design Department.
  • Acted as the liaison between the design department and every other area of the College.
  • Managed a design department of six artists and one sound engineer.
  • Organized and distributed jobs within design department and company.
  • Created and managed internal agency level graphic design department providing increased department revenue opportunities.

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12. Promotional Materials

high Demand
Here's how Promotional Materials is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Collaborated with creative team to design and produce computer-generated artwork for marketing and promotional materials for Apparel Company.
  • Supervised the design and production of promotional materials for consumer publications.
  • Volunteer Coordinator 2008 Season Art Committee Manager 2011 Season Art Committee Manager 2012 Season Created artwork for promotional materials and merchandise.
  • Work closely with internal and external agency resources in planning, development and production of promotional materials.
  • Collaborated with creative team to design and produce computer-generated artwork for marketing and promotional materials.
  • Designed and managed the distribution of promotional materials, including direct mailings and portfolios.

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13. Art Projects

high Demand
Here's how Art Projects is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Organize and facilitate public participation in planning and developing art projects.
  • Develop and maintain relations with public and private organizations to obtain funding and support for art projects.
  • Designed, directed and managed art projects for tV shows and events department. ''
  • Provide creative and administrative insight associated with Public Art Projects while maintaining high caliber outcomes.
  • Guide and execute annual public art projects according to strict deadline and budget expectations.

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14. Setup

average Demand
Here's how Setup is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Administered Veritas Backup Executive software Setup software distribution using Veritas WinINSTALL Automated the desktop rollout image using Ghost

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15. Photo Shoots

average Demand
Here's how Photo Shoots is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Supervised photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the final products met the client's need and company high standards.
  • Produced large scale photo shoots from start to finish.
  • Hired photographers and directed photo shoots.
  • Packaged items for photo shoots.
  • Directed lifestyle and product photo shoots for advertising and promotional materials.
  • Coordinated all photo shoots and executed all photo related decisions.

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16. Trade Shows

average Demand
Here's how Trade Shows is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Search and develop new opportunities through trade shows and other events.
  • Participated with proposal/marketing departments in preparation of proposals and presentations,brochures, article reprints, seminars and trade shows.
  • Attended various trade shows as exhibitor in California and Florida and initiated successful distribution and marketing opportunities focused on diving professionals.
  • Coordinated and organized the university trade shows and promotion team activities.
  • Coordinated and participated in promotional activities and trade shows.products and services.
  • Coordinated and participated in promotional activities and trade shows.

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17. Art Production

average Demand
Here's how Art Production is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Initiate research and implementation of new techniques to improve visual quality of art or cost-effectiveness of art production/separation files.
  • Developed design concept and oversaw art production for NSF funded high school textbook (12 titles) for major textbook publisher.

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18. RAN

average Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Innovated line extensions and expanded core packaging to reflect a specific promotional intent while enhancing brand equity and packaging integrity.
  • Develop individual program targets with internal cross-functional team based on brand strategy.
  • Branded and designed a variety of products according to national education standards.
  • Re-branded the gallery, improved the quality of the opening receptions, and multiplied the amount of exhibits and artists.
  • Transitioned the department from concept to become the third largest revenue generator for the University grew enrollment ten-fold.
  • Managed art team ranging from eight to nineteen full-time and contingent staff with four to six direct reports.
  • Develop and maintain the long-range production plan for all required production art related programs with SR Managers.
  • Manage multiple new brand implementation programs across store categories; OTC/Drug, Food, Household, Apparel
  • Maintain and coordinate schedules for pickups and drop offs transporting works outside of Kansas City.
  • Organized her personal correspondence, arranged group exhibitions, scheduled travel and managed the studio.
  • Design and printing of custom marketing collateral for a portfolio of over 200 beverage brands.
  • Branded the annual ANOLI creative writing contest, including original design of dye cut award.
  • Performed duties that required secret and other clearances at the NTS site in Nevada.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all projects pertaining to company's brand imaging.
  • Worked within specific guidelines to maintain brand identity for over 200 beverage companies.
  • Handled all transactions for purchase, including apple pay and credit card.
  • Created presentations that clearly delivered brand vision to clients around the world.
  • Affiliated the program with institutions in France, the UK and Italy.
  • Created, developed and received grants for the annual Native Humanities Forum.
  • Oversee the handling of delicate items while being packed and transported.

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19. Daily Operations

average Demand
Here's how Daily Operations is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Managed the staff and daily operations of the patient recreational art classes.
  • Managed daily operations of the name/number group.
  • Collaborated with upper management in creative product development, branding, customer service and daily operations.
  • Managed all daily operations and scheduling.
  • Manage the daily operations and supervision of employees at production facility.
  • Take care of daily operations.

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20. Creative Direction

average Demand
Here's how Creative Direction is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Provided management and creative direction for the Marketing and Communications department.
  • Developed holistic plans to incorporate creative direction against brand strategy.
  • Managed the production, development, and creative direction of all promotional materials with tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Worked directly on the agency's marquee accounts, while providing creative direction and oversight across all (130+) accounts.
  • Helped generate record-breaking sales year over year by driving creative direction for all promotional campaigns, marketing events and promotions.
  • Drafted creative direction for Domestic and International Visual Merchandising Creative Projects based on key marketing objectives from the client.

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21. Graphic Artists

average Demand
Here's how Graphic Artists is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Supervised staff of five graphic artists to create designs and layouts for glass etching on awards, and home products.
  • Conducted employee job evaluations and trained new project coordinators and graphic artists.
  • Divided up projects between other graphic artists.
  • Managed day-today activities regarding the editorial; supervised graphic artists and directed the workflow.
  • Managed graphics department and supervised Graphic Artists in the production of marketing and packaging materials for a worldwide electronics distributor.
  • Trained and managed several other graphic artists in a fast-paced production environment.

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22. Business Cards

average Demand
Here's how Business Cards is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Produced and typeset camera-ready copy for advertising brochures, price sheets, business cards, labels, etc.
  • Design of logos, business cards, pocket folders, brochures, etc.
  • Created custom art for print materials such as t-shirts, web graphics, flyers, logos, business cards & banners.
  • Designed the artists' website, work catalogue, business cards, brochures and all printed materials.
  • Designed numerous business cards, advertisements and other promotional materials.
  • Designed company business cards and print collateral for distribution.

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23. Special Projects

average Demand
Here's how Special Projects is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Lead designer on special projects and manages the marketing office work flow and project assignments.
  • Managed a team of character artists and designers for special projects.
  • Coordinated special projects and exhibits as needed.
  • FREELANCE & SPECIAL PROJECTS Conceptual Artist.
  • Coordinated special projects, department activities, and office functions for Arts Department.
  • Designed spec guides, marketing materials, and special projects.

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24. Art Galleries

average Demand
Here's how Art Galleries is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Visited art galleries and artists' studios to view potential acquisitions.

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25. Powerpoint

average Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • time inc. content Solutions Create presentations including but not limited to mock-ups, look books, boards, and PowerPoint files.
  • Designed PowerPoint presentations as the main division communications vehicle and developed training materials for new hires during their two-day introductory training.
  • Delivered PowerPoint presentations and seminars to customers to discuss and anticipate their product desires and requirements.
  • Reworked PowerPoint template for better readability and usability.
  • Designed, produced and cleaned-up PowerPoint shows/presentations.
  • Created presentation templates using Microsoft PowerPoint.

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26. Production Schedules

average Demand
Here's how Production Schedules is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Developed production schedules for all College publications, coordinated with outside vendors and oversaw entire production process.
  • Developed more efficient production schedules for all books, and managed each title through the production process.
  • Provided daily visual direction and ensured that production schedules were met.
  • Monitor the production schedules and provide necessary resources.
  • Monitored production schedules while adhering to assigned budgets.
  • Monitored production schedules while adhering to assigned budgets.

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27. Sales Goals

low Demand
Here's how Sales Goals is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Support line direction of sales goals through buy meetings and one on one sales meetings with territory reps.
  • Motivated staff and volunteers to exceed expectations and monthly sales goals.
  • Developed monthly tier 2 and tier 3 tactics with dealers in order to achieve wholesale and retail sales goals.
  • Developed and executed marketing campaigns and strategies to help the company achieve its quarterly sales goals.
  • Exceeded ad sales goals for Fall/Winter Catalog by 10% with 68 paid advertisers.
  • Managed advertising representatives daily on sales goals, projects, and promotions.

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28. Project Management

low Demand
Here's how Project Management is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated creative efforts to create departmental project management work flow and executive creative procedures.
  • Supervised general project management of advertising projects for automotive business including print and Internet.
  • Project management and lead designer specializing in large catalogs for hi-tech customers.
  • Ensured on-time delivery within budget through consummate scheduling and project management.
  • Performed client relations, business development and project management duties.
  • Project management of apparel orders from conception through invoicing.

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29. Company Website

low Demand
Here's how Company Website is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Assumed responsibility for researching and developing the company website.
  • Handled sales of fine art pieces within the gallery and through the company website.
  • Worked with team members to determine requirements for the company website and marketing materials.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained all company websites, both internal and external.
  • Key Achievements: * Successfully designed and launched two company websites.
  • Photographed racing products for company website and catalog.

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30. Art Assets

low Demand
Here's how Art Assets is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Managed the outsourcing of art assets with external vendors and partners overseas.
  • Led art critics of game art assets.

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31. Corporate Identity

low Demand
Here's how Corporate Identity is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Redesigned corporate identity and all electronic and traditional marketing materials to communicate more effectively to high net worth.
  • Collaborated to create new, integrated visual corporate identity and integrated identity throughout existing sales tools and other marketing material.
  • Acted as a Brand Steward providing corporate identity standards, architecture consultation and brand resolution to company-wide business partners.
  • Eliminated inefficient, confusing print format variations and published new creative guidelines to establish strong corporate identity.
  • Developed all creative for the publication including corporate identity, editorial layout, advertising, photography, collateral.
  • Developed, designed and managed national corporate identity system that promoted brand recognition.

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32. NFL

low Demand
Here's how NFL is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Provided solutions to customer complaints, examined returned merchandise and resolved conflicts to restore and promote good customer relations.
  • Supervised employees, scheduled work hours, resolved conflicts, and determined salaries.

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33. Nascar

low Demand
Here's how Nascar is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Revitalize EA s 2001 NASCAR product to NASCAR Thunder increasing sales by more than 200%.

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34. New Product Development

low Demand
Here's how New Product Development is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Participated in new product development, sourcing and to-market branding strategy.
  • Major involvement in new product development.
  • Worked with the Director of New Product Development to ensure product quality was consistent across all channels.
  • Partnered directly with Brand Managers for current projects and new product development launches.
  • Organized and co-chaired the first 24-member new product development committee.
  • Assisted in product branding, strategic market placement, new product development, and customer support programs in multiple verticals.

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35. Special Events

low Demand
Here's how Special Events is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Planned, staffed and coordinated special events, including Newton Open Studios and other programs.
  • Coordinate and supervise all administrative aspects of special events.
  • Photographed all special events and managed photography archives.
  • Coordinated corporate special events, departmental luncheons, and Town Hall meetings for a local distribution center of 350+ employees.
  • Teamed with Licensing, Print Creative, Promotions, Merchant Teams, Trend, and Special Events on all seasonal campaigns.
  • Marketed for Focus magazine and conducted interviews for special events in Trinidad & Tobago for both local and international subscriptions.

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36. Production Process

low Demand
Here's how Production Process is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Enhanced production process by implementing digital file management.
  • Monitor postproduction processes to ensure accurate completion of details
  • Supervised design and production processes for print advertising and publication.
  • Designed and managed production process of 18+ books per year and quarterly catalogs.
  • Develop plans to improve the ad production process and roll out new ones.
  • Directed all aspects of the production process.

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37. Art Exhibitions

low Demand
Here's how Art Exhibitions is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Promote developing local artists Organize and promote openings for art exhibitions.

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38. Screen Print

low Demand
Here's how Screen Print is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Complete understanding of screen printing, embroidery and knit applications from the production set up of art perspective.
  • Designed customer logos and artwork for screen printing by using Photoshop and Illustrator programs.

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39. Staff Members

low Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Fostered relationships between public relations and clinical staff members.
  • Created employee schedules, hired new staff members, managed staff attendance and discipline, and created annual staff training.
  • Trained staff members in the development of design concepts into art layouts for printing.

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41. Press Releases

low Demand
Here's how Press Releases is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Designed and wrote annual awards book and related collateral including web pages, press releases and banner ads.
  • Edit and review press releases before their final dispatch to local and international media outlets.
  • Write all press releases and distribute via local and non-local media.
  • Included print, radio and television advertisements, sales sheets, press releases, and brochures.
  • Assist Public Relations department with writing of press releases and all other public relations functions.
  • Oversee creation and delivery of press releases, advertisements, and other marketing materials.

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42. Technical Support

low Demand
Here's how Technical Support is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Key Achievements: Increased department productivity through use of software training, phone and onsite technical support.

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43. Inventory Control

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Control is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • General supervisory of paint team Color mixing, inventory control, and production deadline management.

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44. NBA

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Here's how NBA is used in Arts Manager jobs:
  • Maintained art compliance with NBA and Olympic Committee regulations, built the stadium venues, and created UI interface layouts.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Arts Manager

Art Direction36.9%
Production Artists14.2%
Design Staff8.4%
Graphic Design4.9%
In-House4.3%
Customer Service4.2%
Art Department3.8%
Adobe Photoshop3.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Arts Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Art Direction
Art Direction
30.6%
30.6%
2
2
Production Artists
Production Artists
11.8%
11.8%
3
3
Design Staff
Design Staff
7%
7%
4
4
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
4%
4%
5
5
In-House
In-House
3.6%
3.6%
6
6
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.5%
3.5%
7
7
Art Department
Art Department
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Art Shows
Art Shows
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Mac
Mac
1.9%
1.9%
11
11
Design Department
Design Department
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
Promotional Materials
Promotional Materials
1.5%
1.5%
13
13
Art Projects
Art Projects
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Setup
Setup
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Art Production
Art Production
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
RAN
RAN
1%
1%
19
19
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1%
1%
20
20
Creative Direction
Creative Direction
1%
1%
21
21
Graphic Artists
Graphic Artists
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Business Cards
Business Cards
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Art Galleries
Art Galleries
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Project Management
Project Management
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Company Website
Company Website
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Art Assets
Art Assets
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Corporate Identity
Corporate Identity
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
NFL
NFL
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Nascar
Nascar
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
New Product Development
New Product Development
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Special Events
Special Events
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Production Process
Production Process
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Art Exhibitions
Art Exhibitions
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Screen Print
Screen Print
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Print Production
Print Production
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Press Releases
Press Releases
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
NBA
NBA
0.4%
0.4%

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