What is a Gallery Assistant?

Gallery Assistant Job Description

Gallery assistants are responsible for providing all around assistance in a gallery. They must ensure that all items and collection pieces are accounted for by tracking their acquisition and release.


Gallery assistants are also responsible for ensuring that exhibits are well coordinated, and act as a liaison between gallery patrons and management.



Typical Job Duties

• Open and close the gallery daily

• Ensure the cleanliness of the gallery at all times

• Receive artwork from different dealers or directly from artists

• Ensure the items are stored properly and accounted for upon their arrival

• Provide a proper display section for the artworks, making sure that there is enough space and measurement between each hanging artwork

• Ensure that gallery regulations concerning the proper care of gallery items are adhered to

• Assist in the planning and coordination of special exhibits

• Respond to inquiries from visitors and the general public



Scholarships for Becoming a Gallery Assistant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Gallery Assistant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Gallery Assistant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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