As a Gallery Curator your main responsibility will be the management of the organisation and order of artworks within a Gallery space.
Gallery Curator Job Duties:
As a Gallery Curator, you can expect your duties to include the following:
You will be responsible for creating and visualising the plans for the layout of artworks displayed within a gallery space.
You will play a leading role in the implementation of exhibitions, arranging the displays and coordinating the development of exhibitions.
You will need to gain a full understanding of the history and meaning behind the artworks in the gallery’s collections, in order to create relevant themes for exhibits.
You will conduct extensive research to ensure all information about the artworks is correct and up to date.
You will be responsible for ensuring that all collections are properly preserved to the highest standard.
You will be responsible for creating relevant literature and labels to support each individual artwork and collection.
You will be responsible for cataloguing all artwork leaving or entering storage, or arriving from other premises, liaising with individuals such as a Registrar to ensure the accurate recording of loans-in and loans-out, as well as ensuring regulations are adhered to.
You will be responsible for enquiring and negotiating the prices of artwork, which may add significant value or meaning to a collection.
You will be responsible for arranging the transport of new items bought or donated to the collection, or old items returning to the gallery.
Key skills and qualifications of a Gallery Curator:
The following skills will be beneficial to a candidate looking to apply for this role:
Previous curatorial experience or qualifications are required.
Experience in carrying out high-quality historical research is essential.
Experience of handling artwork is essential.
Excellent written communication skills are essential for this role.
A clear understanding of the history of the galleries collections can be useful.
The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is essential.
Is a Gallery Curator job in your future?
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