Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers

(NOC 0511)

in All Management

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers oversee the activities of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries or departments within such institutions. They work for libraries, archives, museums and non-retail art galleries. Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Management

  • Estimate 2445 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 5900 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers most commonly work full-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$25.00

Minimum

$30.00

Median

$46.70

Maximum

Annual Pay

$8,821

Minimum

$39,955

Median

$85,153

Maximum

Compared to: All Management

Hourly Pay

$22.50

Minimum

$43.80

Median

$66.20

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,632

Minimum

$55,002

Median

$124,014

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers oversee the activities of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries or departments within such institutions. They work for libraries, archives, museums and non-retail art galleries. Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Job duties

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers:

  • Manage 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 manage policies and programs.
  • Prepare and manage budgets.
  • Develop 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.

Sample job titles

  • archives director
  • art gallery manager
  • assistant director of archives
  • chief librarian
  • curator director
  • head of cataloguing
  • historic sites administrator
  • library director
  • museum administrator
  • museum executive director

Skills

  • You need good organizational and managerial skills. An ability to work under pressure is important. You must be decisive. You need to work well with others. Effective spoken and written communication skills are important.

Job requirements

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Other considerations

  • There is movement between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.

By the numbers

Quick look

220

employed in 2016

79.5%

employed full-time

15.9%

self employed

77.3%
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22.7%
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52.3

median age

Compared to: All Management

44,250

employed in 2016

91.2%

employed full-time

18.9%

self employed

40.5%
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59.5%
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48.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

50.0%

Halifax

$58,785 median annual income
15.2%

Annapolis Valley

$32,760 median annual income
13.0%

Southern

N/A
13.0%

North Shore

N/A
8.7%

Cape Breton

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

36.6%

Information and cultural industries

31.7%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

14.6%

Retail trade

7.3%

Educational services

4.9%

Public administration

What is the age of Employment?

27.0%

55-64

23.0%

45-54

23.0%

35-44

16.0%

65+

7.0%

15-24

5.0%

25-34

Compared to: All Management

30.7%

45-54

23.1%

35-44

21.7%

55-64

14.0%

25-34

7.8%

65+

Top levels of education

34.1%

Bachelor

$28,751 median annual income
31.8%

Master

$77,753 median annual income
13.6%

High school

N/A
13.6%

College Diploma

N/A
4.5%

Trade Certification

N/A

Compared to: All Management

27.2%

Bachelor

$71,875 median annual income
23.8%

High school

$42,294 median annual income
20.4%

College Diploma

$50,256 median annual income
9.1%

Master

$93,261 median annual income
7.2%

Trade Certification

$44,396 median annual income

Education & training

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

College or University Program

These programs focus on the study of the historical development of art as a social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. They include courses in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

Institutions providing this program

NSCAD University

Halifax, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

History

College or University Program

These programs focus on the general study and interpretation of the past, including gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. They include courses in historiography, historical research methods, studies of specific periods, issues and cultures, and applications to areas like historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Institutions providing this program

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

University of King's College

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS

Saint Mary's University

Halifax, NS

Cape Breton University

Sydney, NS

Library Science/Librarianship

University Program

These programs focus on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

Institutions providing this program

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Institute of Management - Maritimes
Various, NS
Canadian Museums Association
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.