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Tips On Landing A Job In An Art Gallery
Build relevant skills and knowledge
Career 25 Apr 2023
Early in the film, the three characters reenact the scene from Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 film 'Band of Outsiders', running through The Louvre and breaking the world record time.
The Dreamers x Bande à part  GIF

Landing a job in an art gallery can be a competitive process. Fear not, here are some handy tips to help you increase your chances.

Build relevant skills and knowledge
Firstly, it’s important to build up your knowledge and skills in the art world. Art galleries tend to look for candidates with a passion for art history, contemporary art, and the art market. If this isn’t something you didn’t study at university level, consider taking art history courses or attending art fairs and exhibitions to get up-to-date on industry trends.

Gain experience in the field
Next, gain experience in the field by looking for internships or part-time positions at art galleries or museums. This can help you build your resume, as well as allowing you to network with professionals in the industry.

Bande à part (1964) / Director: Jean-Luc Godard – via blog.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Build a strong resume and cover letter
When it comes to applying for jobs, make sure your resume and cover letter are tailored to the specific requirements of the art gallery. Use industry-specific keywords and highlight any experience you have working with artists, collectors, or curators.

Network with professionals in the industry
Lastly, network with professionals in the industry by attending industry events, art fairs, and gallery openings. Joining art organizations or groups can also be a great way to meet others in the field.

Remember, landing a job in an art gallery can take time, so be patient and persistent. Keep building your skills and experience, stay up-to-date on industry developments, and keep applying to open positions. Good luck!

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