Profession cultural centre director

Cultural centre directors manage operations of a cultural community centre, they organise and promote cultural activities and events, manage staff, and aim to promote the overall inclusion of cultural programmes in the community.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Cultural projects

    The purpose, organisation and management of cultural projects and related fundraising actions.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

Skills

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Create cultural venue outreach policies

    Draw up outreach policies for the museum and any art facility, and a programme of activities directed at all target audiences. Set up a network of exterior contacts to relay information to target audiences to this end.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Develop cultural activities

    Develop activities adapted to the outreach and/or audience. Take into account difficulties and needs observed and identified from the perspective of enhancing curiosity and general capability to access to art and culture.

  • Develop cultural policies

    Develop programmes which aim to promote cultural activities and cultural engagement in a community or nation, and which regulate the organisation of cultural institutions, facilities and events.

  • Evaluate cultural venue visitor needs

    Assess the needs and expectations of museum and any art facility visitors in order to regularly develop new programmes and activities.

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Work within communities

    Establish social projects aimed at community development and active citizen participation.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Organise cultural events

    Arrange events in cooperation with local stakeholders which promote local culture and heritage.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Manage logistics

    Create logistic framework for transporting goods to customers and for receiving returns, execute and follow up the logistics processes and guidelines.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Build community relations

    Establish affectionate and long-lasting relationships with local communities, e.g. by organising special programms for kindergarden, schools and for dissabled and older people, raising awareness and receiving community appreciation in return.

  • Liaise with event sponsors

    Plan meetings with sponsors and organising committees to discuss upcoming events, to establish and monitor event sponsoring budgets, or to review administrative procedures and event progress.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel; effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Create cultural venue learning strategies

    Create and develop a learning strategy to engage the public in line with the ethos of the museum or the art facility.

  • Promote inclusion

    Promote inclusion in health care and social services and respect diversity of beliefs, culture, values and preferences, keeping in mind the importance of equality and diversity issues.

  • Supervise daily information operations

    Direct daily operations of different units. Coordinate program/project activities to assure the respect of costs and time.

  • Evaluate cultural venue programmes

    Assist with the appraisal and evaluation of museum and any art facility programmes and activities.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Work with cultural venue specialists

    Call upon the competence of other professionals and specialists, from within and outside the organisation, to contribute to activities and provide documents to improve public access to collections and exhibitions.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Promote cultural venue events

    Work together with museum or any art facility staff to develop and promote its events and programme.

  • Develop promotional tools

    Generate promotional material and collaborate in the production of promotional text, videos, photos, etc. Keep previous promotional material organised.

  • Liaise with cultural partners

    Establish and maintain sustainable partnerships with cultural authorities, sponsors and other cultural institutions.

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

Optional knowledge and skills

fix meetings promote cultural venue in schools supervise event staff perform project management apply strategic thinking establish collaborative relations project management principles evaluate events represent the organisation set organisational policies maintain relationships with government agencies manage fundraising activities manage cultural facility coordinate events maintain relations with local representatives develop professional network