Gallery Director

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Regina Nuez | (249) 564-4601 | 1234 Elm Street,


As a Gallery Director with 8+ years in the industry, I have developed a keen eye for selecting and displaying artwork, as well as managing the operations of a gallery. I have a proven track record of success in building relationships with both collectors and artists, increasing sales, and developing strategic marketing plans to promote gallery events. I have a deep understanding of the art industry and the ability to work closely with artists to create a dynamic and profitable gallery. My dedication and passion for the industry have enabled me to successfully manage a gallery and maintain a positive work environment.


Gallery Director at The Newark Museum, NJJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully curated and installed 12 exhibitions per year.
  • Managed a team of 4 full-time curators, 2 part-time curators, and 6 gallery assistants.
  • Raised $500,000 annually through private donations and grants.
  • Increased attendance by 20% each year through marketing campaigns and outreach programs.
  • Created educational programming for school groups, families, and adults which served 5,000 people annually.
  • Collaborated with other arts organizations on citywide initiatives.

Assistant Gallery Director at The Montclair Art Museum, NJAug 2018 - Apr 2022

  • Curated and installed 10 exhibitions over 3 years.
  • Wrote and successfully submitted 4 grant applications, totaling $40,000 in funding.
  • Organized 2 benefit auctions which raised a total of $8,000 for the gallery.
  • Negotiated contracts with 15 artists and artisans.
  • Developed relationships with 5 new collectors who purchased works from the gallery.
  • Managed a staff of 3 interns and 1 part-time employee.

Gallery Curator at The Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJJul 2015 - Jul 2018

  • Negotiated and secured a $5 million dollar loan from the state for gallery renovations.
  • Led a team of 10 employees in successfully executing said renovation project on time and under budget.
  • Increased viewership by 25% with new programming initiatives.
  • Wrote and published 3 papers in art history journals.
  • Successfully organized 4 exhibitions featuring both local and international artists.
  • Obtained funding from private donors to support educational outreach programs.


Master of Fine Arts in Art History at Rutgers University, NJAug 2011 - May 2015

I have learned to analyze and interpret artworks using various theoretical approaches.


  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Artistic eye
  • Curatorial experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Marketing and PR experience

Danaiya Shamhart | (184) 140-5688 | Hartford, CT


I am an experienced Gallery Director with over 8 years of professional experience in the art industry. I have a proven track record of successfully organizing and managing a wide range of art exhibitions and events. I have developed a comprehensive understanding of the art market, art and design, and the principles of curatorial practice. I have a strong background in art history, art marketing, and public relations. My expertise lies in creating and implementing compelling exhibitions that capture the attention of audiences, while meeting all budgetary and regulatory requirements. I have built strong relationships with key contacts within the industry, and have an extensive network of contacts relevant to the gallery. I am an effective communicator, with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.


Gallery Director at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CTMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully curated and installed 12 exhibitions per year.
  • Managed a team of 4 full-time curators and 2 part-time interns.
  • Increased gallery attendance by 15% through innovative programming.
  • Raised $500,000 from private donors to support exhibition costs.
  • Wrote grants that resulted in $250,000 in funding for educational outreach programs.
  • Negotiated contracts with 50+ artists/artists’ representatives.

Assistant Gallery Director at The Connecticut Science Center, CTJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Negotiated and secured contracts with 15 new artists, increasing the gallery’s roster by 33%.
  • Led development of a successful marketing campaign that increased attendance at exhibitions by 23%.
  • Worked with the Board of Directors to create a strategic plan that positioned thegallery for future growth.
  • Wrote proposals that resulted in $100,000 in funding from local foundations.
  • Hired and trained a team of 4 interns who assisted with day-to-day operations.
  • Managed all aspects of gallery operations, including budgeting, scheduling, event planning, and customer service.

Gallery Assistant Director at The New Britain Museum of American Art, CTSep 2015 - May 2019

  • Organized and oversaw the installation of 12 exhibitions per year.
  • Wrote proposals to secure funding for exhibitions, which totaled $600,000 over 3 years.
  • Led a team of 4 full-time employees and 10 part-time interns.
  • Created and implemented educational programming surrounding each exhibition, reaching an annual audience of 8,000 people.
  • Negotiated contracts with artists and galleries totaling $300,000 annually.
  • Managed budgets totalling $1.2 million per year.


Master of Fine Arts in Art History at Yale UniversitySep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned how to analyze and interpret works of art within their historical and cultural contexts.


  • Art history
  • Curating
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Event planning
  • Budgeting and finance