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Top 50 Gallery Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Gallery Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Gallery Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 34.3% of Gallery Director resumes contained Local Businesses as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Gallery Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Gallery Director

1. Local Businesses
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3. Art Direction
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5. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Revised employee handbook and instituted personalized customer service program to improve client loyalty and increase referral business.
  • Coordinated and implemented Student Intern Program plus had responsibility for direct sales and customer service.
  • Amplified profitability of sales through synthesis of exemplary customer service and community building.
  • Provided excellent customer service in a very high traffic environment.
  • Provided customer service by greeting and assisting customers, and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Established appropriate sales goal per designer to increase revenue and ensure World Class Customer Service.
  • Create and maintain excellent customer service with artists and clients with a high return rate.
  • Managed client needs for the company and ensured the highest level of customer service.
  • Increased gallery sales and widened collector base with excellent customer service and follow through.
  • Enforced proper framing techniques to employees to increase productivity and customer service.
  • Create new processes and systems for increasing customer service satisfaction.
  • Provided education and delivered closing sales techniques to clients, delivered excellent customer service to benefit business efficiency and profit line.
  • Fostered and maintained excellent working relationships with collectors Ensured excellent patron and customer service.
  • Managed inventory, sales, customer service, administration, display, and staffing for 3 retail fine art galleries.

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6. Press Releases
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Here's how Press Releases is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Write and distribute press releases; develop and maintain relationships with contacts in print, radio, internet and television markets.
  • Designed and wrote press releases for 12+ exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and artist reception entertainment each season.
  • Composed press releases, compiled contacts in local and regional media, used contacts to secure press coverage.
  • Oversee exhibition marketing - design and print promotional material, write press releases and schedule social media postings.
  • Compiled and distributed press releases, promoted activities and responded to public inquiries.
  • Curated and installed exhibitions, art sales, catalog essays and press releases.
  • Prepared press releases for upcoming exhibition shows.
  • Planned and executed gallery events Managed communication, press releases and media exposure for the gallery
  • Marketed and promoted (copywriting, press releases, email campaigns, and template design).
  • Managed email lists,wrote press releases and edited artist statements for press and website.
  • Managed email lists, wrote press releases, editedartist statements for press and website.
  • Engineered fundraising and event planning, and composed press releases.

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7. Special Events
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Here's how Special Events is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Conducted gallery special events including caterer supervision, menu selection, seating arrangements, and catering staff payroll.
  • Eliminated supplemental contract labor expense by creating a volunteer support team that facilitated special events and exhibits.
  • Maintained contact with artists and collectors, planned and executed special events, advertising, accounting and HR services.
  • Planned, promoted, and executed special events for the gallery.
  • Schedule, plan and organize special events and promotional events.
  • Organized and oversaw the smooth operation of special events.
  • Fashioned special marketing tactics to advertise these special events.
  • Operated a non-profit art gallery and music venue Grant funds management, staff management & special events planning
  • Planned and coordinated "openings" and special events including all marketing and ad placement.

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8. New Clients
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  • Developed network of new clients and initiated connections with previous clients to maintain customer relations.
  • Develop new clients and partnerships through marketing of the company, artists and collection.

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11. Daily Operations
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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Managed daily operations of the gallery including exhibition design and installation as well as client development.
  • Established and managed all daily operations and profit considerations for an art gallery.
  • Planned and managed daily operations of storefront art gallery.
  • Managed daily operations in a gallery selling luxury goods, jewelry and sculpture in a tourist based environment.
  • Controlled daily operations for the nation's leading fine art retailer in eastern Pennsylvania's premier mall.
  • Managed daily operations of the Gallery, inventory and client databases, sales, record keeping.
  • Managed daily operations of a small business, staff and intern schedules, and sales.
  • Developed and instituted FOH protocol as well as managing daily operations for restaurant and bar.
  • Oversee daily operations of art gallery specializing in Contemporary Folk and Outsider Art.
  • Managed and maintained daily operations of gallery, showroom and frame shop area.
  • Maintained daily operations of the gallery.
  • Assist withPress and Press Releases Manage daily operations, sales transactions and recordkeeping

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12. Photography
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Here's how Photography is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Facilitate standard and custom acquisition of large-format photography to domestic and international clientele.
  • Developed and implemented business plan for new fine art photography gallery.
  • Created all graphic designs, text and photography for direct mail, email, and print ad campaigns.
  • Increased the gallery's reach and visibility, expanding the offerings to include more than just photography.
  • Established Photography program of all inventory for use in sales materials and for the company website.
  • Direct sales of fine art music photography.
  • Managed art galleries for landscape photography artist Peter Lik.

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13. Curate
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Here's how Curate is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Curated and installed art exhibitions.
  • Curated gallery, Framed and packed artwork for shipping, saved gallery over $500k though improved shipping practices.
  • Prepared sales contracts for orders obtained, and accurately entered orders into the computer system for processing.
  • Organized Selections from the Permanent Collection, Curated the exhibition Out /In Queens: Four Queens Artists
  • Managed the appearance of the art gallery and curated art displays throughout the ship.
  • Recruited mid-career and established artists to curate a collection for the gallery.
  • Maintain accurate financial, supply, gallery attendance records, etc.
  • Created and curated a digital gallery counterpart to the physical space.
  • Maintain accurate and full inventory of all artwork and marketing collateral.
  • Operated cash register, ensuring accurate cash receipts.
  • Maintained an accurate, updated client list.
  • Managed and curated D COR's Gallery.
  • Schedule, coordinate and curate exhibits.
  • Curated monthly exhibits with local artists, designed promotional/event materials for company and event photographer.
  • Funded, advertised, curated, directed and participated in avant-garde pop-up art shows out of my apartment in St Louis.
  • Organize opening receptions, assist the artist, curate the exhibitions,organize delivering and picking up of the artwork.
  • Curated and hung 5 exhibits per year for the Krannert Gallery.
  • Participated in gallery policy and management decisions Curated the gallery space and held events Managed website and maintained a social media presence
  • Curated exhibit: "Their Artistic Relationship."
  • Curated 20-25 exhibits a yearMarket Research .

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15. Promotional Materials
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Here's how Promotional Materials is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Developed promotional materials and marketing plans.
  • Organized monthly art shows, created all promotional materials for events.
  • Designed and produced promotional materials such as brochure show forms.

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17. Sales Floor
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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Initiated and managed security system to gain greater control over the sales floor.

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18. Day-To-Day Operations
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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Supervised staff of five employees and managed day-to-day operations at three art galleries and one boutique.

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20. Graphic Design
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Here's how Graphic Design is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Managed gallery and sales force -Trained sales force -Curate exhibitions -Marketing -Advertising -Graphic Design for publications -Public Relations -Sales

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21. Facebook
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Here's how Facebook is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Drive marketing for the galleries including promotions on: Facebook, Flickr, Second Life groups and WordPress blog.

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23. Business Development
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25. Sales Staff
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Here's how Sales Staff is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Monitored sales staffing needs, recruited and trained new hires on retail sales process.
  • Hired and trained all sales staff for new store location.
  • Hired and trained sales staff increasing overall performance of staff.
  • Trained new sales staff and assisted them in closing sales.
  • Manage and motivate team of 5 sales staff.
  • Managed and directed sales and sales staff for the wholesale department.

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27. Customer Base
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28. Sales Reports
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Here's how Sales Reports is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Organized weekly sales reports for the sales department to track product success.

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29. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Inventory management, supervise artwork shipments.
  • Inventory Management - Assistant Buyer, inventory and specialty purchasing.

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30. Art Program
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Here's how Art Program is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Support the art program through supplemental enrichment lectures, gallery exhibitions, and other events.
  • Created successful art exhibition schedules to supplement art program.

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31. Annual Sales
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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Maintain and supervise all gallery operational functions for $700,000 average annual sales art gallery.
  • Managed gallery sales associates, setting and exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Played central role in generating $1 million-plus in annual sales for 4 years.
  • Produce an annual sales goal of $8 million.

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33. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Recruited local emerging artists, oversaw exhibition management, and inventory control.
  • Conducted inventory control of floor and internet stock totaling over a million dollars.

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34. Art Consultants
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Here's how Art Consultants is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Work with Art Consultants to increase sell through, resolve issues and enhance client relationships.
  • Managed a team of eight Art Consultants.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised Art Consultants and Assistant Directors Planned and coordinated receptions, exhibitions and corporate shows.

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35. Community Outreach
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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Hosted various community outreach events such as workshops, lecture series and musical performances.
  • Oversee all components of monthly Soups and Stories community outreach program.
  • Teach studio art workshops, trainstaff/teachers and present community outreach programs/celebrations.

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36. Art Collection
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Here's how Art Collection is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Collaborated with a curator at Rutgers University and exhibited Rutgers' prominent Japanese art collections at the gallery.
  • Implemented new database system to track acquisitions, loans, framing, storage and transportation for 400+ object art collection.
  • Recruited mid-career and established artists to build an art collection within the gallery.
  • Planned and directed the de-installation, storage, and re-installation of an art collection of over 5,000 works.

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37. Sales Records
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Here's how Sales Records is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Organize and maintain digital and paper files such as artwork inventories, sales records, and artist information.
  • Digitized the inventory and sales records.
  • Processed sales records into database.

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39. Store Operations
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40. Adobe Photoshop
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41. Permanent Collection
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Here's how Permanent Collection is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Worked with Stivers permanent collection.

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42. Art History
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Here's how Art History is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Consulted businesses, institutions and private collectors on art history, aesthetic and financial business decisions regarding acquisition and installation.

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43. Business Cards
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Here's how Business Cards is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Designed range of marketing collateral, including signage, business cards, coupons, and mailings.

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47. Art Auctions
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Here's how Art Auctions is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with Art Auctioneer to assist and organize art auctions and events.

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48. VIP
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Here's how VIP is used in Gallery Director jobs:
  • Coordinated events for VIP clients with artists.

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49. Data Entry
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50. New Merchandise
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20 Most Common Skills For A Gallery Director

Local Businesses

39.7%

Gallery Exhibitions

13.1%

Art Direction

11.3%

Gallery Website

5.2%

Customer Service

4.1%

Press Releases

3.7%

Special Events

3.0%

New Clients

2.5%

Gallery Operations

1.9%

Gallery Space

1.8%

Daily Operations

1.8%

Photography

1.7%

Curate

1.6%

Gallery Events

1.5%

Promotional Materials

1.4%

Gallery Sales

1.3%

Sales Floor

1.2%

Day-To-Day Operations

1.1%

Gallery Shows

1.1%

Graphic Design

0.9%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Gallery Director

Rank Skill
1 Local Businesses 34.3%
2 Gallery Exhibitions 11.3%
3 Art Direction 9.8%
4 Gallery Website 4.5%
5 Customer Service 3.5%
6 Press Releases 3.2%
7 Special Events 2.6%
8 New Clients 2.1%
9 Gallery Operations 1.7%
10 Gallery Space 1.6%
11 Daily Operations 1.5%
12 Photography 1.5%
13 Curate 1.4%
14 Gallery Events 1.3%
15 Promotional Materials 1.2%
16 Gallery Sales 1.1%
17 Sales Floor 1.1%
18 Day-To-Day Operations 1.0%
19 Gallery Shows 0.9%
20 Graphic Design 0.8%
21 Facebook 0.7%
22 New Gallery 0.7%
23 Business Development 0.6%
24 Gallery Management 0.6%
25 Sales Staff 0.6%
26 Gallery Staff 0.6%
27 Customer Base 0.6%
28 Sales Reports 0.5%
29 Inventory Management 0.5%
30 Art Program 0.5%
31 Annual Sales 0.5%
32 Gallery Openings 0.5%
33 Inventory Control 0.5%
34 Art Consultants 0.5%
35 Community Outreach 0.5%
36 Art Collection 0.4%
37 Sales Records 0.4%
38 Gallery Maintenance 0.4%
39 Store Operations 0.4%
40 Adobe Photoshop 0.4%
41 Permanent Collection 0.4%
42 Art History 0.4%
43 Business Cards 0.3%
44 Gallery Owner 0.3%
45 Gallery Inventory 0.3%
46 Gallery Receptions 0.3%
47 Art Auctions 0.3%
48 VIP 0.3%
49 Data Entry 0.3%
50 New Merchandise 0.2%
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