The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
Artists Agent (Manager)
|Overview:||Artist's managers guide the business affairs of commercial and fine artists by negotiating with art dealers, advertising agents and corporations. They specify the terms, conditions and prices for the artist's services. They give career advice to the artists.|
|Duties:||They manage the business affairs of fine and commercial artists by calling upon art dealers, studios and advertising agencies to determine if there is a demand for the artists' works.
They negotiate for the production of artworks, the details of the work, the price and delivery schedule. They advise artists about styles and themes that will best satisfy customers' needs.
They recommend to the artists those artistic themes that would make their works more appealing to the market place. Artist's managers confer with art dealers to arrange for showings of the artist's works.
They advise the artists about their potential earnings and how to best invest their time and effort. Artist's managers negotiate with private buyers of art works to arrange for customized orders.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of artists agents/managers is expected to grow much faster than average through 2018.|
|Starting Salary:||Salaries consist of commissions based on a percentage of the income their clients receive.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$39,000 to $45,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree in business administration or marketing is the ideal educational preparation for this occupation, complemented by studies and interest in fine arts, commercial art and graphic design. Additional courses in business law and contracts, advertising, statistics and computer applications will strengthen your credentials.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.