Profession cultural facilities manager

Cultural facilities managers direct the operations of facilities that provide cultural services such as theatre, movies and music. They plan and organise the daily operations of the related staff and facilities and ensure the organisation follows the latest developments in its field. They coordinate the different departments of the facility and manage the correct use of resources, policies and budgets.

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Personality Type

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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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 budgets

    Plan, monitor and report on the budget.

  • 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.

  • Organise cultural events

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Follow company standards

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

  • Supervise daily information operations

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

  • Manage operational budgets

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

  • 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.

  • Establish daily priorities

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

  • Promote cultural venue events

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

  • 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.

  • Evaluate cultural venue programmes

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

  • 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.

  • Manage logistics

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

  • Manage cultural facility

    Manage the daily operations of a cultural facility. Organise all activities and coordinate the different departments functioning within a cultural facility. Develop a plan of action and arrange the necessary funds.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

plan resource allocation create production schedules liaise with local authorities monitor activities liaise with event sponsors set organisational policies advise on efficiency improvements apply conflict management maintain relations with local representatives strive for company growth project management perform resource planning represent the organisation develop an artistic framework coordinate rehearsals build community relations develop professional network draw up artistic production manage health and safety standards perform project management apply strategic thinking build business relationships manage artistic project participate in artistic mediation activities create project specifications analyse external factors of companies fix meetings define artistic vision represent artistic production maintain relationships with government agencies provide project information on exhibitions plan artistic production activities define artistic approach delegate activities manage fundraising activities cost management develop promotional tools project management principles budgetary principles establish collaborative relations coordinate artistic production develop artistic project budgets create solutions to problems assemble an artistic team coordinate with creative departments direct an artistic team organise an exhibition estimate needs of artistic production accounting facilities management in the organisation analyse financial performance of a company cope with challenging demands liaise with cultural partners analyse internal factors of companies