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Many people in this sector will combine performing with other job. This can be a hard area in which to make a stable career, as very few make it to the top, it can be a rewarding way to make additional money from an activity you’re passionate about. Beyond performance, there are many careers available in the music industry, venues and dance companies supporting the performers and making sure the show goes on.

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When we talk about this sector, most of us think about the performers – the singers, dancers, theatre performers and musicians. But there are many other career options related to supporting the performers, recording and stage production, as well as managing music and theatre venues. Many people feel that it is necessary to move abroad or to large cities to chase their dreams in this competitive sector. But if you want to work with music and performing arts on your home turf, you could consider using your skills and talents to teach others. Resilience is needed in this sector as you need to be able to cope with rejection and still carry on.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Music & Performing Arts sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...

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  • communication
  • creativity
  • design
  • education & training
  • adaptability
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • people management
  • attention to detail
  • project management
  • recording information
  • teamwork
  • teamwork
  • technology
  • time management
  • visual media
  • writing
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