An art gallery manager is in charge of various activities involved in running an art gallery. Tasks of an art gallery manager ranges from general administration, accounts, marketing, developing relationships with both artists and clients, assessing and electing artworks, organizing and supervising art exhibits, negotiating with curators from other art galleries, attending art fairs and auctions, to working with community art directors in establishing and promoting art programs.
An art gallery manager is primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the artistic and commercial success of an art gallery.
Regular duties of art gallery managers include implementing marketing strategies to increase sales, advertising gallery artists and collections, organizing and promoting exhibits and art installations, developing and maintaining relationships with artists and clientele, conferring with executives, and updating acquisition catalogue, sales records and client database. Art gallery managers are also responsible for updating the gallery’s website, supervising and training gallery staff, as well as participating in auctions, art conventions and lectures.
Additional tasks depend on the size, specialization and particular practice of the gallery. Some art galleries and museums require the art manager to perform more actively in finance and IT.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
An art gallery manager should be able to plan financial budgets, efficiently perform administrative tasks, devise effective marketing strategies, handle queries, and give presentations. He/she must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have practical knowledge in computer applications related to media, database, research, and office work; be updated in developments in the arts; as well as be able to professionally deal with artistic temperaments.
• Self Control.
• Stress Tolerance.
• Attention to Detail.
• Concern for Others.
• Analytical Thinking.
Art gallery managers work in large galleries, museums, or small independent galleries. They usually attend to administrative tasks in offices and prepare gallery spaces for installations. Gallery managers are required to travel often to meet with clients, artists, or to oversee touring art exhibits. Working schedule depend on gallery hours, usually from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, with longer hours during exhibit preparations. Galleries that operate internationally may require a manager to have a flexible schedule for travelling and accommodating time differences.
Education and Training Requirements
In order to become an art gallery manager, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, art history, art education, or related field is required.
Additional background in advertising, computers and internet media, business administration and museum work is advantageous. At least three years working experience is also required.
Catering managers plan, organise and develop the food and beverage services of organisations and businesses, while meeting customer expectations, food and hygiene standards and financial targets.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Managing the food and beverage provision for functions and events.
• Supervising catering and waiting staff at functions.
• Planning menus in consultation with chefs.
• Recruiting and training permanent and casual staff.
• Organising, leading and motivating the catering team.
• Planning staff shifts and rotas.
• Ensuring health and safety regulations are strictly observed.
• Budgeting and establishing financial targets and forecasts.
• Monitoring the quality of the product and service provided.
• Keeping financial and administrative records.
• Managing the payroll and monitoring spending levels.
• Maintaining stock levels and ordering new supplies as required.
• Interacting with customers if involved with front of house work.
• Liaising with suppliers and clients.
• Negotiating contracts with customers, assessing their requirements and ensuring they are satisfied with the service delivered (in contract catering).
• Ensuring compliance with all fire, licensing, and employment regulations.
• Maximising sales and meeting profit and financial expectations.
• overseeing the management of facilities, e.g. checking event bookings and allocation of resources/staff.
• Planning new promotions and initiatives, and contributing to business development.
• Dealing with staffing and client issues.
• Keeping abreast of trends and developments in the industry, such as menus or trends in consumer tastes.
Skills and Abilities
You will need to show:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to think on your feet and take initiative.
• Tact and diplomacy.
• Teamworking skills.
• The ability to lead and motivate staff.
• Administrative ability and IT literacy.
• Numeracy and financial skills in order to manage a budget.
• An appreciation of customer expectations and commercial demands.
• Stamina and the ability to work under pressure.
• A well-organised approach to work.
• Flexibility and the ability to solve problems in a pressurised environment.
• Customer-facing experience.
• Experience in improving service delivery.
• Drive and determination to improve standards and profitability.
• additional languages and geographical mobility (for international hotel chains).
Appliicants do not need a degree or HND to enter the role of catering manager, but it can help you to start at a higher level and may aid career progression later on.
Relevant degree and HND subjects are available, including:
• hospitality management;
• food science and technology;
• business or management studies.
Mode of Application
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• Candidates should comply with all requirements and instructions enlisted failure to do so will lead to AUTOMATIC disqualification.
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