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Category: Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

This category includes professional and technical occupations related to art and culture, including the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, libraries and museums. It also includes occupations in recreation and sport.

Below is a list of occupation titles within this category. Choose one occupation that interests you, that will be in demand in the future, and that comes close to matching your current skill level. Select one of the following to view a comprehensive detail listing for that occupation and then you can, if desired, start a portfolio targeted to your choice.


1.  Archivists      (NOC Code: 5113)
  Archivists manage, process, store and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store and research textual material, pictures, maps, architectural documents, electronic materials, films and videos, sound recordings and multimedia materials. Archivists are employed in archives, in the public and para-public sectors and in private sector organizations.
 
2.  Authors and Writers      (NOC Code: 5121)
  Authors and writers plan, research and write books, scripts, storyboards, plays, essays, speeches, manuals, specifications and other non-journalistic articles for publication or presentation. They are employed by advertising agencies, governments, large corporations, private consulting firms, publishing firms, multimedia/new-media companies and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
 
3.  Editors      (NOC Code: 5122)
  Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication and broadcast and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.
 
4.  Heritage Interpreters      (NOC Code: 5212)
  This group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum and gallery artifacts, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, conduct guided tours and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed.
 
5.  Journalists      (NOC Code: 5123)
  Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.
 
6.  Librarians      (NOC Code: 5111)
  Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or in a department within a library.
 
7.  Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants      (NOC Code: 5211)
  Library, archive and records management technicians and assistants assist users in accessing library or archive resources, participate in records management, assist in describing new acquisitions, participate in archive processing and storage, and conduct reference searches. They are employed by libraries, archives, records management branches and other establishments with library or archive services.
 
8.  Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations      (NOC Code: 5131)
  This unit group includes producers, directors, choreographers and others who oversee and control the technical and artistic aspects of film, television, radio, dance and theatre productions. They are employed by film production companies, radio and television stations, broadcast departments, advertising companies, sound recording studios, record production companies and dance companies. They may also be self-employed.
 
9.  Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications      (NOC Code: 5124)
  This unit group includes specialists in public relations and communications who develop and implement communication and promotion strategies and information programs, publicize activities and events, and maintain media relations on behalf of businesses, governments and other organizations, and for performers, athletes, writers and other talented individuals. They are employed by consulting firms, corporations, associations, government, social agencies, museums, galleries, public interest groups, and cultural and other organizations, or they may be self-employed. Agents such as entertainment, literary and sports agents are included in this unit group.
 
10.  Sign Pre-production Technicians      (NOC Code: 5223)
  This unit group includes workers who produce and assemble artwork, photographs, lettering and other graphic art according to conceptual layouts and specifications, and make designs camera-ready for printing. They are employed by publishing, advertising and printing establishments, and by television and film production companies.
 
11.  Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters      (NOC Code: 5125)
  Translators translate written material from one language to another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, debates and conversation, or in court or before administrative tribunals. Terminologists conduct research to itemize terms connected with a certain field, define them and find equivalents in another language. Sign language interpreters use sign language to translate spoken language and vice versa during meetings, conversations, television programs or in other instances. Translators, terminologists and interpreters are employed by government, private translation and interpretation agencies, in-house translation services, large private corporations, international organizations and the media, or they may be self-employed. Sign language interpreters work in schools and courts, and for social service agencies, interpretation services, government services and television stations, or they may be self-employed.