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Gallery Manager

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Position: Gallery Manager
Location: [City], [Region]
Position Type: Full-time
Department: Gallery Operations
Reports to: [Name/Role]

Company Description

At [Gallery Name], we celebrate and showcase a diverse array of artistic expressions. As a Gallery Manager, you will play a pivotal role in curating and managing the gallery space, fostering relationships with artists, and creating an enriching environment for both artists and patrons.

Job Description:

  • Curate and organise exhibitions, selecting artwork that aligns with the gallery’s vision and artistic direction.
  • Collaborate with artists, curators, and the gallery director to create compelling and engaging exhibitions.
  • Oversee day-to-day gallery operations, including opening and closing procedures, maintaining the exhibition space, and ensuring a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Manage gallery staff, including hiring, training, and scheduling.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with emerging and established artists, providing support and guidance throughout the exhibition process.
  • Collaborate with artists on exhibition planning, promotion, and installation.
  • Oversee sales transactions, coordinate pricing strategies, and work with artists to facilitate sales.
  • Explore and implement initiatives to generate revenue, such as fundraising events or partnerships.
  • Plan and organise gallery events, including artist talks, workshops, and special exhibitions, to engage the community and promote the arts.
  • Collaborate with educational institutions and community organisations to expand the gallery’s reach.
  • Develop and manage the gallery budget, ensuring financial sustainability and adherence to financial goals.
  • Track expenditures, income, and prepare financial reports.
  • Oversee the safe handling, transportation, and installation of artwork.
  • Ensure compliance with conservation and preservation standards.


  • [Add necessary qualifications]
  • Proven experience in gallery management or a related role within the art industry.
  • Strong curatorial skills and a keen understanding of contemporary art trends.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to work collaboratively with artists, staff, and patrons.
  • Financial acumen with experience in budget management.
  • Familiarity with art handling, conservation, and gallery best practices.
  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to fostering a vibrant cultural community.

Additional Information

Join [Gallery Name] and be a part of a dynamic cultural institution dedicated to promoting artistic excellence. We offer a stimulating work environment, competitive compensation, and opportunities for professional growth within the art community.

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