Community arts worker | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Community arts workers help local communities plan and take part in activities like drama, dance, painting and photography.

  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.  
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.  
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
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Community arts workers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Community arts worker you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    25,985 GBP *
    per year
    16,000 GBP
    28,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Community arts worker

    • 27,340 GBP
    • 25,218 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Community arts worker
    Average salary for full-time Community arts worker

    • 11,192 GBP
    • 11,649 GBP
    • 25,985 GBP
    • 25,218 GBP
    • 27,340 GBP
    Salary over time for Community arts worker

    Pay for this role has decreased slightly over time
    • 25,556 GBP
    • 25,960 GBP
    • 25,623 GBP
    • 26,080 GBP
    • 26,100 GBP
    • 26,316 GBP
    • 25,985 GBP
    • 27,191 GBP
    • 21,449 GBP

    Future outlook for Community arts workers

    Very good outlook
    84 000+ jobs available
    Fair outlook
    -2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    37% chance of automation in the future

    Community arts worker - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Community arts worker and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 62% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 25% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 8% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

    You may find a community arts qualification useful for getting a job as an assistant. Examples include:

    • Level 2 Certificate in Community Arts Administration
    • Level 3 Certificate in Community Development

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Community arts worker

    Social Care / Work

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Community arts worker.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Community arts worker. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Database software; Recordkeeping software
    Desktop publishing software Microsoft Publisher
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Office suite software Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Social Care / Work

    Things to highlight for your Community arts worker interview

    Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

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