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Arts and Recreation services

Industry opportunities in arts and recreation services

The Arts and Recreation Services industry is vitally important to Australia’s future and has seen partnerships form at a local, national and international level. Australia’s creative economy contributes $10.1 billion dollars annually and employs close to 100,000 people. While this has been impacted recently, we are starting to see a return to concerts, festivals and showcasing our artistic and creative talent in new ways.

What to expect from a career in this industry

Not contained to ‘fine arts’, career outcomes in the arts and recreation services industry are broad and varied. Opportunities include being a ceramic artist, choreographer, sound technician, media producer, artistic director, library technician, community arts worker, and more. 

Careers in arts and recreation are perfect for those who have a creative streak and are passionate about shaping culture. If you’re a great storyteller and enjoy sharing knowledge in unique ways, then this industry might be just right for you. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Earn a living practising your passion
  • Potential to influence and inspire people
  • Connect with the wider community
  • Contribute to cultural identity 
  • Educate and inform society.

There are many pathways to becoming skilled in this diverse sector. For example, enrolling in a Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies can be studied alongside a traineeship in animation, graphic design or video production. 

Arts and recreations services industry apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the arts and recreations services industry with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.