0511 - Library, Archive, Museum AndArt Gallery Managers

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries or departments within such institutions. They are employed in libraries, archives, museums and non-retail art galleries.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • archives director
    • assistant director of archives
    • chief librarian
    • executive director, museum
    • library director
    • manager, art gallery
    • museum administrator
  • All examples
  • administrative librarian
  • administrator assistant, art gallery
  • administrator, art gallery
  • administrator, historic sites
  • administrator, museum
  • archival document manager
  • archives chief
  • archives director
  • archives manager
  • art gallery administrator
  • art gallery assistant director
  • art gallery chief curator
  • art gallery co-ordinator
  • art gallery director
  • art gallery manager
  • art gallery manager assistant
  • arts administrator
  • assistant art gallery administrator
  • assistant art gallery director
  • assistant director of archives
  • assistant director of historical park
  • assistant director, art gallery
  • assistant director, museum
  • assistant museum administrator
  • assistant museum director
  • assistant superintendent, historical park
  • chief archivist
  • chief curator
  • chief librarian
  • chief, archives
  • co-ordinator, art gallery
  • co-ordinator, museum
  • curator-director - museum
  • deputy librarian
  • director of conservation, museum
  • director, archives
  • director, art gallery
  • director, library
  • director, museum
  • division librarian
  • executive director, museum
  • head archivist
  • head librarian
  • head librarian, technician services
  • head of cataloguing
  • historic sites administrator
  • historical park assistant director
  • historical park assistant superintendent
  • historical park director
  • historical park superintendent
  • library chief
  • library director
  • manager assistant, art gallery
  • manager, archives
  • manager, art gallery
  • museum administrator
  • museum assistant administrator
  • museum assistant director
  • museum co-ordinator
  • museum director
  • museum director of conservation
  • museum executive director
  • museum general director
  • museum manager
  • regional library director
  • superintendent, historical park
  • technical services head librarian
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Archivists (5113)
    • Conservators and curators (5112)
    • Librarians (5111)
    • Managers of records management departments (See 0114 Other administrative services managers)
  • Main duties

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

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate 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 administer policies and programs
  • Prepare and administer budgets
  • Develop, promote and implement 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
  • May perform the duties of a librarian, archivist or curator in smaller institutions.

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

  • Employment requirements

Library managers

  • A graduate degree in library and information science
    Several years of experience as a librarian, including supervisory experience are required.

Archive managers

  • A graduate degree in archival science or history
    Several years of experience as an archivist or in historical research, including supervisory experience are required.

Museum and art gallery managers

  • A graduate degree related to a particular collection or a training program in arts administration
    Several years of experience as a curator, conservator or artist or experience in other related museum and art gallery work are usually required.
  • Additional information
    • There is mobility between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.

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