Gallery Director

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Regina Nuez

regina.nuez@gmail.com | (249) 564-4601 | 1234 Elm Street,

Summary


Experience


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.

Education


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.

Skills


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

Danaiya Shamhart

danaiya.shamhart@gmail.com | (184) 140-5688 | Hartford, CT

Summary


Experience


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.

Education


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.

Skills


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