Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport Managers

(NOC 0511, 0512, 0513)

in All Management

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 Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate Decline employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 2775 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2016

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)

Hourly Pay

$19.43

Minimum

$26.44

Median

$57.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$8,791

Minimum

$42,368

Median

$85,464

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$15.77

Minimum

$34.97

Median

$57.69

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

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.

By the numbers

Quick look

725

employed in 2016

85.3%

employed full-time

13.8%

self employed

59.4%
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40.6%
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50.3

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

93.3%

employed full-time

18.6%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

46.9%

Halifax

17.5%

Northern

16.9%

Annapolis Valley

9.4%

Southern

9.4%

Cape Breton

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

61.3%

Information, Culture & Recreation

8.7%

Public Administration

8.0%

Health Care and Social Assistance

6.0%

Educational Services

4.0%

Other Services

What is the age of Employment?

24.1%

45-54

24.1%

55-64

16.7%

35-44

14.8%

25-34

9.3%

15-24

7.4%

65+

Compared to: All Management

31.8%

45-54

23.8%

35-44

22.6%

55-64

13.2%

25-34

6.2%

65+

Top levels of education

38.8%

Bachelor's degree

$86,597 median annual income
21.7%

College certificate or diploma

$74,199 median annual income
16.4%

High school

$76,665 median annual income
12.5%

Doctorate

N/A
3.9%

Trades certificate

$74,373 median annual income

Compared to: All Management

27.7%

Bachelor's degree

$66,107 median annual income
23.5%

High school

$37,496 median annual income
20.6%

College certificate or diploma

$45,432 median annual income
9.2%

Master's degree

$81,234 median annual income
7.0%

Trades certificate

$41,701 median annual income

Education & training

Anthropology - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behaviour and institutions, in comparative perspective. These programs include courses in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, sociocultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

Institutions providing this program

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Broadcast journalism

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. These programs include courses in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus & Aviation Institute

80 Mawiomi Place

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

(902) 491-1100

Business administration and management - General

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. These programs include courses in management theory, human resources management and behaviour, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Institutions providing this program

Maritime Business College - Dartmouth

45 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6

(902) 463-6700

Eastern College - Halifax

6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111

Halifax, NS B3L 0B7

(902) 423-3933

Success College

800 Sackville Drive

Lower Sackville, NS B4E 1R8

(902) 865-8283

Academy of Learning - Halifax

6960 Mumford Road, Suite 155-1st Floor Mumford Professional Centre

Halifax, NS B3L 4P1

(902) 455-3395

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

372 Pleasant Street

Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2

(902) 742-3501

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus

75 High Street

Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8

(902) 543-4608

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute

226 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2

(902) 625-2380

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus

36 Arthur Street

Truro, NS B2N 1X5

(902) 893-5385

Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus & Aviation Institute

80 Mawiomi Place

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

(902) 491-1100

Nova Scotia Community College - Online Learning

Unit 37, 115 Chain Lake Drive

Halifax, NS B3S 1B3

(877) 491-6774

Business administration, management and operations - Other

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Business Administration, Management and Operations.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Cultural anthropology

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the study of culture and the relationship of culture to other aspects of social life. These programs include courses in cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, ethnography, linguistics, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

English language and literature - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

(902) 457-6117

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

(902) 420-5400

Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6L2

(888) 959-9995

Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus

5685 Leeds Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

(902) 491-6722

Information science/studies

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms. These programs include courses in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signalling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Journalism - General

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. These programs include courses in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Road

Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

(902) 422-1271

Organizational leadership

This program is typically offered at the college or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. These programs include courses in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

St. Francis Xavier University

PO Box 5000

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

(902) 867-2219

Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management

This program may be offered at the college, trades, or university level.

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to develop and manage park facilities and other indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure facilities. These programs include courses in supervising support personnel, health and safety standards, public relations, and basic business and marketing principles.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

15 University Avenue

Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

(902) 542-2201

Dalhousie University

Office of the Registrar

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

(902) 494-2450

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Recreation Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Road, Suite 309
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Tel: (902) 425-1128
Fax: (902) 422-8201
Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
PO Box 463
Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0
Tel: (902) 670-0746 
Department of Health and Wellness - Active Living
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8
Tel: (902) 424-4807
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
770 - 45 O`Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4
Tel: (613) 233-4035
Editors' Association of Canada
505-27 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1L2
Tel: (416) 975-1379
Fax: (416) 975-1637
Canadian Museums Association
280 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7
Tel: (613) 567-0099
Fax: (613) 233-5438
Natural Resources Canada - NDT Certifying Agency
183 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A5
Tel: (866) 858-0473
Fax: (905) 645-0836

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