A museum/gallery exhibitions officer is responsible for planning, developing, organising, marketing, administering, producing, buying and maintaining individual permanent or travelling exhibitions. In essence, this is a project management role.
The actual work depends on the setting. In larger museums and galleries, exhibitions officers may be specialists working alongside a team of curatorial, educational and marketing professionals. In smaller galleries and museums, the role may include direct involvement in a wide variety of activities, including fulfilling a curatorial role.
Specifically, an exhibitions officer may be involved in:
- event organisation and operations;
- production of publications.
- public relations (PR) and marketing;