Gallery Manager - Museums and Galleries

Job Title: Gallery Manager - Museums and Galleries
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: Negotiable DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH51881
Contact Name: Catriona Lundie-Loggie
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2016 12:29

Job Description

Gallery Manager - Museums and Galleries

Salary Negotiable DOE

Handle Recruitment is working with a Contemporary Art Gallery to find a Gallery Manager to join their team in Central London.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing both permanent and temporary members of Visitor Services staff, including training and mentoring more junior members of staff
  • Working closely with gallery security and being vigilant at all times
  • Event management during exhibition launches and private events
  • Acting as First Aider and Fire Warden, ensuring that all new starters are up to speed with H&S procedure in the gallery.
  • Keeping a record of hours and signing timesheets for temporary members of staff
  • Coordinating and distributing rotas, keeping track of holiday requests and monitoring absenteeism
  • Leading the team and encouraging them to provide a first class visitor experience to everyone who visits the gallery

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of Visitor Services Management in a Museum or Gallery environment is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of managing staff in a Visitor Attraction or Hospitality environment
  • Enthusiasm for working with the general public
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Experience of Health and Safety relating to public safety
  • A self-motivated attitude, be well disciplined and friendly with excellent timekeeping

This is an exciting opportunity for a Visitor Services or Visitor Experience Manager to take the next step in their career in a very well respected organisation. Immediate interview for suitable candidates, please email

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.