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Alternative Career Opportunities in the Arts

Writing and Composing

  • Playwright
  • Librettist
  • Composer—Musical Theater/Opera
  • Songwriter
  • Arranger
  • Orchestrator
  • Copyist
  • Choreographer

Production, Directing, Design

  • Producer—Theatrical Production
  • Director—Theatrical Production
  • Production
  • Casting 
  • Scenic Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Sound Designer

Behind the Scenes

  • Sound Person
  • Lighting Person
  • Property Person
  • Wardrobe Dresser
  • Personal Dresser
  • Makeup Artist
  • Production Hairstylist

Theatrical Administration and Business 

  • Company Manager
  • Box Office Treasurer
  • Theatrical Press Agent
  • House Manager
  • General Manager
  • Marketing 
  • Audience Development 
  • Group Sales 

Orchestra, Opera and Ballet Company Administration

  • Business
  • Fund and Development
  • Audience Development
  • Public Relations
  • Orchestra Manager
  • Educational Activities
  • Personnel 
  • Music Librarian
  • Tour Coordinator

Support Services 

  • Personal Manager
  • Press Agent
  • Theatrical Agent
  • Booking Agent
  • Literary Agent
  • Placement Specialist

Performing Arts Education

  • Professor—College/University
  • Private Teacher or coach
  • Drama Coach
  • Dance Instructor

Performing Arts Journalism

  • Critic—Broadcasting
  • Critic—Print Media
  • Critic—Internet/websites
  • Blogger

Miscellaneous

  • Dance Therapist
  • Music Therapist
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