Online Master of Arts in Arts Administration Career Outlook

This graduate degree program is for individuals with experience in arts organizations who seek to enhance their effectiveness and increase their career opportunities as arts administration professionals. The emphasis of the degree is on leadership in nonprofit arts organizations with a special focus on the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, museum, cultural institutions, and performing arts administration.

 The MAAA program prepares you for further advancement in industries such as:

  • Arts and cultural center management
  • Arts councils/commissions
  • Arts services programs
  • Communications
  • Cultural tourism
  • Education
  • Heritage and preservation
  • Marketing
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations
  • Performing and visual arts
  • Public art

Nonprofit Leadership Roles

Graduates of Winthrop’s MAAA program have thrived in a variety of arts administration position titles. In addition to being creatively satisfying and artistically important, many of these roles also offer good pay, as indicated by the average salary information available for certain roles.3 Some positions* that our graduates go on to include:

  • Artistic director, $62,571
  • Community and corporate relations manager, $52,511
  • Development director/officer, $53,035
  • Director of marketing and communications, $41,547
  • Director of operations, $83, 293
  • Education coordinator, $51,821
  • Executive director, $78,394
  • Exhibition planner, $44,664
  • Facility manager, $58,420
  • Financial manager $67,527
  • Gallery director, $41,547
  • Grants manager, $53,829
  • Manager of artistic outreach, $52,511
  • Program and project director, $62,571
  • Public art administrator, $61,958
  • Special events coordinator, $44,664
  • Vice president of programming, $52,511

Learn more about how an online MAAA from Winthrop can advance your career in arts administration. Contact an enrollment counselor toll-free at 833-257-1704 or request more information today.

3Salaries taken from America for the Arts ( on 8/1/2017

*All salaries listed above are national averages and may vary from state to state.