Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers (NOC 0511)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries or departments within such institutions
  • work in libraries, archives, museums and non-retail art galleries
Common job titles
  • administrative librarian
  • administrator, library
  • chef, library / archives / curator
  • curator, director, museum
  • director, conservation
  • director, historic park

Duties

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and direct the activities of a library or library system, archive or archive system, museum or art gallery, or a technical department within such an institution
  • develop and carry out policies and programs
  • prepare and control budgets
  • develop, promote and put into use public relations and promotional programs
  • prepare funding and grant applications and proposals
  • prepare operational and financial reports, analyses and recommendations
  • recruit and provide training for professional, technical and clerical staff
  • perform the duties of a librarian, archivist or curator in smaller institutions

Work environment

Work in this field is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is mobility between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.