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Becoming a Community Arts Worker
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Becoming a Community Arts Worker

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Also known as Community Artist, Community Arts Officer.
Identifies issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation, and designs and implements strategies to facilitate and encourage community arts projects and happenings, and promote the value of community cultural development.
Training time 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,411
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,400

What does a Community Arts Worker do?

  • researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises


  • Community Cultural Development Officer

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