What does a Senior Art Manager do?
Art directors are responsible for overseeing the care of valuable art pieces within a collection. This role also requires managing staff to ensure the proper care for different pieces of art, as well as ensuring strict guidelines exist that help determine how each piece of art is handled. Art directors regularly plan and organize new exhibitions, and work to procure new artwork for display within a museum, art gallery, or public and private space. Advancement into this position often follows successful years of service within an art gallery or museum, as well as through proven work in art and art history.
Art directors should possess a Bachelor's degree in art, graphic design, or other art-related fields. A Master's degree in a related field may be preferred, while a PhD in a related field may be preferred for more prestigious art director positions. This role requires significant and proven attention to detail, as well as strong communication and leadership skills.
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“Fantastic company to work at and I have been enjoying my time greatly working with some amazing artists and designers.”
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“Every project is a team effort and I'm really proud of the work we produce.”
“If you're a person of color this may not be the best place to build a long term career.”
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“Flexible hours and options to work from home are great.”
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