511- Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
Library, archive, museum and art 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.
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.
A graduate degree in library and information science
Several years of experience as a librarian, including supervisory experience are required.
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.
There is mobility between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X