How much does an Artistic Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Artistic Director in the United States is $34 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $31 and $38. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is an Artistic Director?

An Artistic Director is the executive of an arts organization, particularly in a theatre or dance company, who handles the organization's artistic direction. They are generally a producer and director, but not in the sense of a mogul, since the organization is generally a non-profit organization. The Artistic Director of a theatre company is the individual with the overarching artistic control of the theatre's production choices, directorial choices, and overall artistic vision. In smaller theatres, the Artistic Director may be the founder of the theatre and the primary director of its plays....

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Calgary Opera - Alberta , VA
This role will report to the Director of Operations and is a key member of the leadership team. They will be responsible for administrative aspects in the Artistic department and will be a point of ...
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Perfect Storm Studios - Richmond , VA
The Role We are seeking a full-time Lead VFX Artist who will work with the Art directors, Designers ... Work with the Art Director and Engineering Team in identifying and building tools and pipelines
LinkedIn - 30 days ago
The Handwork Studio - McLean , VA
... sewing , fiber arts , fashion design , woodworking , architecture , and more. Throughout our ... What you will do The Site Director knows how to spin magic with a team and is passionate about ...
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Kitchen Tune-Up Fredericksburg, VA - Fredericksburg , VA
Kitchen Tune-Up is seeking a Tune-Up Artist to work on kitchen cabinet projects in Fredericksburg ... Any questions about posted positions or the hiring process must be directed to the Kitchen Tune ...
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Nextten Stauer, LLC - Richmond , VA
We are looking for a Production Artist to manage Stauer's print advertisements. Your role will be ... We have over 15 years of success in direct marketing and continue to experience incredible growth
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Perfect Storm Studios - Richmond , VA
The Role We are seeking a full-time UI artist who will work with the Art director, Designers, and ... Create UI designs, concepts, and assets that define artistic goals * Responsible for front end ...
LinkedIn - 35 days ago
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