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Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

OaSIS code 50010.00

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries or departments within such institutions.

Overview

Also known as

  • Archives director
  • Art gallery manager
  • Assistant director of archives
  • Chief librarian
  • Library director
  • Museum administrator
  • Museum executive director

Main duties

This group performs 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.

Additional information

  • There is mobility between library and archive managers and between museum and art gallery managers.
  • Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

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NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

0 – Management occupations

Major group

50 – Specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

Sub-major group

500 – Specialized middle management occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

Minor group

5001 – Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport

Unit group

50010 – Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

Occupational profile

50010.00 – Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Staffing
5 - Highest Level
Supervising Subordinates
5 - Highest Level
Coaching and Developing Others
4 - High Level
Communicating with Coworkers
4 - High Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Non-retail art galleries

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
3 - Moderate Level
Information Ordering
3 - Moderate Level
Mathematical Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Financial Resources
5 - Highest Level
Management of Material Resources
5 - Highest Level
Negotiating
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important