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NAME of Museum/Art Organization/Institution. Or REGION, MUSEUM TYPE, or # OF EMPLOYEES AT ORG (all museum types, profit/non-profit galleries, sizes, countries, warmly welcomed)Role DepartmentCityCountryStarting salary Year of starting salary Current (2019) or Ending SalaryHourly (H) / Permanent (P) / Contingent/Finite Term Employment (C) If part-time / Hourly (H) / Contingent/Finite Term Employment (C), how many hours/weekBenefits?Year this salary was current (if a current salary, put 2019)Years of experience in field at time of current salary listedParental leave policy at organization (+ who is eligible)Optional: Identify your gender or preferred pronouns--ND ONLY IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO. It's ok to leave this blank if entering it will identify you, or if you simply don't care to answer. The data captured on this survey is never going to be a perfect, holistic overview--we are not data scientists--and so enter what you feel safe and comfortable with. Optional: Identify your race with your preferred designation AND ONLY IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO. It's ok to leave this blank if entering it will identify you, or if you simply don't care to answer. The data captured on this survey is never going to be a perfect, holistic overview--we are not data scientists--and so enter what you feel safe and comfortable with. Degrees required for position when hired/If applicable, if institution helped pay for furthering your educationVisa sponsorship paid/facilitated by organizationNotes
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[(East Coast natural history museum)]Curator(Science)United States50-60K (ten month, anonymized)1999175-190K (ten month, anonymized)Pdefined contribution and defined benefits retirement, health, dental, etc.201935yes malewhitePhDN/A (but yes for other curators)
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[10 employees, Pacific Northwest]exhibit graphic designerexhibitsPortland, ORUnited States35,000201838,000PPTO accural 20192cis femaleBA design (have MA museology, not required for position)n/a
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[100 employees (Texas)]
Technology and Digital Media
USA$46,0002015$55,000Phealth, 401k, vacation time, sick time20194bachelor's, master's preferred
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[100 employees (Texas)] Marketing DirectorMarketing US43,000201457,000PHealth, life, dental and vision. Retirement plan options.20198
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[100 FT Employees]DirectorOperationsNew York90,000201595,000201915Female
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[12 employees] Public, non-profit gallery]
Gallery AssistantLondonUK£18, 6002018£19, 000Finite Term (1 year)Access to pension scheme20192n/a for my contract typeShe/herBA (Hons) in Fine Art, History of Art, similarPost is part-funded by local authority
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[200 - Multiple Sites]Curator of HistoryCuratorialMidwestUSA39,000201741,000PYes20197
Yes - includes adoptive parents
Master’s Degree preferred. No tuition assistance.
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[200 employees, Non-Profit, Multiple Sites]
Digital Asset CoordinatorOklahoma CityUSA40,000201940,700P401(k), Health, vacation20192implemented June 2019 - both parents, coming due to Washing DC legislation
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[200 employees]Leadership giving coordinatorDevelopment Los angelesUsa48,000201655,000PFull20197MaleLatinoBachelors
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[25 employees]Education coordinator VancouverCanada35,000201935,000None20192she/herwhite/jewish
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[300 employees]conservatorcollection careAucklandNew Zealand66,625200980,398Psick leave, bereavement leave, volunteering leave, family leave, wellness program, funding for professional development,... (government funded universal health care)201920job held for a year, 40% of salary paid for 4 months, both parents eligibleFwhiteMaster'sno
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[35]Communications CoordinatorMarketingGrand RapidsUSA$12/hour2017$13.25/hourH20Four days of PTO/year2019712 weeks maternity leave, unpaid, and must exhaust PTO.MaleWhiteHigh SchoolN/A
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[6 Employees]
Administration and Marketing
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Canada18/ hr CAD2017
$19.73/ hr CAD = $28,7226.88
Hourly28 hours per weekNone. 2019352 weeks maternity / 34 weeks paternity Female Caucasian University Degree. Institution has paid for webinars and seminars, but not further higher education.No.
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[70]Junior DesignerCreativePhiladelphiaUnited States$45,0002019$45,000PYes20191Yes, unsure
Female, she, her
Hispanic/LatinaBachelors Degree, NoN/A
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[A Center for Conservation and Registrar of Artistic Heritage]ConservatorMexico CityMexico7000 MXN201211080 MXN (before taxes)C35-40None20197NoneMale/he/himBANo
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[a midwest historical society]Conservation Technician
Library, Archives, Museums
U.S.A$13.50/hr2019$13.50LTE/ H20 hrs/weekNo20192 yrsshe/her/herswhite B.A or B.S
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[A SOUTHEASTERN ENCYCLOPEDIC ART MUSEUM]CURATOR OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARTCURATORIAL575002019SAME AS ABOVEPYES201914UNPAID LEAVEFEMALE; SHE/HERWHITEM.A.
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[a university in the Southern US]Registrar and Collections Manager55,000201955,000PYes (health, dental, vision, 403b with match, and 34 days of PTO)20196I don't knowBA and MA
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[AAM Accredited Dec Arts Museum located in SEMC]
DirectorUSA41K2003$47,526Permanent 80/20 health insurance (was 100% coverage when first employed), TIAA Retirement, FSA201926femalewhiteBA / yes, but only to institution and program of employer's choiceN/APosition is responsible for two accredited museums, and is director of one of 5 program departments under an umbrella organization. Organization's 2017 990 lists president's salary as $85,599
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[AB]
Communications Coordinator
Communications
EdmontonCanada$5,0002012$4,000H5-7No20197Male, Him/HisWhite and CanadianNoneMy hours between when I started to now have gone down due to multiple different personal reasons and I went from 30-45 hrs a month to 20 hrs a month now.
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[Academic A&D Institution // Midwest // 50+ staff]Sr Recruiting CoordinatorAdmissionsMichiganUS$41,0002014$57,000pYes20197UnsureMxMasters // no
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[Academic Art Gallery]Gallery DirectorVisual ArtsDallasUnited States32,000201156,000PermanentMedical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, Disability201910+4 weeks, both parentsFemaleMasters
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[Academic Art Museum - Louisiana]Development ManagerDevelopmentUSA$35,0002015$50,000Phealth, vision, dental, 401k, tuition waiver201910Unpaid, 6 week maximum unless you qualify for FMLAFemaleCaucasianBachelors, Masters preferredNoI started out in a different position at 35k, received a raise 2 years in to 40k, received a promotion and position change 3 years in to 50k
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[academic art museum ]associate curatorusa67,000201677,000Pfull benefits201910PhD
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[Academic Art Museum in CT]LibrarianLibrary and ArchivesNew HavenUS52,000201175,000P20198.5 yearsMaster's Degree
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[Academic Art Museum in DC Region]RegistrarCollections ManagementWashington, DCUS65,000201765,000(P)Yes201910Yes, 6 weeks parental leave
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[Academic Art Museum in the Northeast]Conservation AssistantCollections CareUS$25/hr2017$22/hrH/P20 guaranteed, 40 with grant fundingOption to purchase health insurance ($100-300/month) and vision + dental + life, etc bundled at around $30/ month20193unknown she/her/herswhiteMSc in Conservationunknown I took a pay cut when I went from contracted to part-time permanent.
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[Academic Art Museum, 3 staff]
Academic and Public Engagement Coordinator
USA
18.5/hr @ 1680 hrs/year
2019Hourly37.5Yes20192FemaleWhiteMasters
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[Academic Art Museum, Midwest]Director of DevelopmentDevelopment$62,000Pyes20195yes, 12 weeks paidwomanwhite
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[Academic Art Museum, Midwest]Assistant CuratorCuratorialMidwestUnited States60,000201960,000P (tenure track)health and dental insurance offered201914FemalePh.D.Salary is for a joint position. Concurrently assistant professor in art department. Receive release from teaching one course each semester to do museum work (2/2 load instead of 3/3). Summer release from teaching and museum work.
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[Academic Art Museum]Associate CuratorCuratorialNew EnglandUnited States60k201960kN/AN/AHealth, Dental20198 years6 weeksWoman/Female (she/her/hers)Option 1African American (Black)
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[Academic Art Museum]Curator of Academic ProgramsEducationUSA45,000201262,000PGenerous2019104 weeks parental leaveFWhiteMA
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[Academic Art Museum]DirectorAdministration/CuratorialNew EnglandUSA$90,0002010$110,000PYes201925+Master's
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[Academic Art Museum]Visitor ServicesAdministrationMid Atlantic CityU.S.A.$50,0002017$51,000Medical, Dental, Retirement, Disability, Tuition Remission201910STD for bothFemale, She/Her/HersWhiteBA/BSN/A
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[Academic Art Museum]Assistant CuratorCuratorialMid-AtlanticUnited States40,000201840,000PYes20196YesFemaleWhiteMA
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[Academic Art Museum]Registrar
Collections and Exhibitions
Portland, ORUSA$50,0002010$62,000(P)yes20191612 weeks unpaidcis femalewhiteMA
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[academic art museum]RegistrarCollectionsMidwestUS$40,000.002016$40,500.00Yes201920Yes. MotherM.A.
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[Academic Art Museum]Assistant CuratorCuratorialMidwestUS56,0002019PYes2019PhD8 weeks paidPhD
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[Academic Gallery]DirectorSeattleUnited States$50,0002017$54,000Full timeYes201920F (she/her)WhiteMA
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[Academic Gallery]DirectorArt+DesignClarksvilleUSA$46,000.002014$52,000.00Pmedical, dental, retirement20199+family leavemalewhiteMFAna
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[Academic History Museum, Georgia]CuratorHistoryMetro-AtlantaUnited States63,036201563,036PYes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability201912one family member 12 weeksfemalewhiteMastersN/A
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[Academic institution (100 FTE)]LibrarianNew YorkUnited States55,000201562,000PYes201914FMLA + 1 month paid she/herwhite/caucasianMLS
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[Academic Library (R1 in SE)]Director of ExhibitsUSA45326201259741PMedical, Vacation/Sick, Retirement20198Unpaid time off, may use accrued sick or vacation hoursFemaleMaster's
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[Academic Library in New York City]Project ArchivistArchivesNYCUS5500055000C (3 year grant funded position)2012Female, she/herWhiteMLS
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[Academic Museum - A NY University]DirectorNew York CityUnited States107,000119,000Phealth insurance, pension,201925M.A. , No
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[Academic museum (New England)]Museum AssistantUnited States$23.77/hour$28.08/hourH, P37.52017she / herwhitevery minimal tuition reimbursement, difficult processI wish I had known when accepting that I could negotiate hourly wage steps within the job grade.
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[Academic museum Cambridge MA]Visitor ServicesVisitor ServicesCambridge, MAUnited States$13.00/hr201813.50/hrHourly temp28No2019Ms.FemaleWhiteBA preferredHours per week varies, so if out sick/ museum closed/ holiday/ hours randomly cut I don't get paid
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[Academic Museum in New England]Social Media Manager
Communications
United States$63k$65kPYes20194
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[Academic Museum in rural New England]Senior CuratorArtUnited States$90,0002013$110,000PY201912MWhitePhD
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[Academic Museum]
Academic Programs Coordinator
EducationFloridaUnited States$55,0002017$56,100(C)40Yes201920Master's
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[Academic/College Gallery Midwest]Gallery Director and Curator
Art and Art History
MinneapolisUnited States$50,0002016$54,500
Permanent, 10-month
Retirement, Healthcare, PTO20199Yes + both parentsShe/her/hersWhite + ArabUndergraduate + comparative field experience
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[An organization for Museum Board Members]Digital OrganizerDigitalUSA$15/hr$15/hrH15 hrs/week on paperNo2018-20194NoneFemaleWhiteB.S. Any other workshops/online courses I took were paid for out of pocket and on my own time, with few exceptions. Small NPO (under 5 employees.) Worked 15 hrs/week on paper but in reality was working closer to 25-30 (remote) while also acting as a caregiver, which made finding another job to accompany it nearly impossible. "Other tasks as assigned."
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[ANthropology Museum in Southern California]
Deputy Director$91,0002014$125,000(P)Yes201918CA state standardCis MaleLatinx
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[Archive and special collection that serves a small NYC museum]
Digital Archivist
Special collections and archives unit
New YorkUSA$32/hour2018$30/hourH P21Some. Health insurance costs an individual $2000/month. Flex spending for transportation. Discounts on insurance. 20195NoneShe/her Female cisgenderWhiteMaster's in Information and Library Science. I don't work directly for a museum. The archive I work for is heavily relied upon by a specific museum.
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[Archive within a government agency in Texas]
CuratorArchivesAustinUSA$56,0002017$58,000Full time/permanentN/AHealth insurance/PTO/increases based on longevity20193I'm not sure--I don't have children
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[Arizona Historical Society]Museum OperationsFlagstaffUnited States12,444201813,464H30No20191FemaleWhiteBachelors
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[Arizona Regional Museum (30+ full time employees)]ManagerMembershipUSA35,000201637,000mediocre health insurance20184FemaleBachelorsAt times the job encompassed membership responsibilities as well as major development responsibilities--but really, presumably, it's just like other small institutions with understaffed departments. giving due credit to the institution though, its my understanding that things have changed significantly in the year since I've left.
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[Arizona, Military Museum, 5 employees]DirectorCommunicationsUnited States50,000201950,000PMedical, PTO20193NoneShe/HerWhiteMasters preferred, assistance availableNo
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[Arizona, University museum]Associate ArchivistUnited States$55,000201656,610PYes, full university benefits20197Yes; 6 weeks, both parentsFemale; She/Hers/HerWhiteMLIS / MSI degree
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[Art & Heritage museum, non-profit, 5 employees]Communications CoordinatorMarketingOntarioCanada$25,000 CAN2015$29,000 CANHNo20187UnknownFemalewhiteuniversity degree, no
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[Art & Historical Museum - Ontario]Lead DesignerAcademicLondonCanada46,000201550,000Yes201910Partial Paid leave - GovtMaleWhiteBachelors
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[Art & History Museum in New England]
Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager
DevelopmentUSA$23,8312018$24,276PYes20192.5She, herCaucasian
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[Art & History Museum, Long Island, Suffolk County Area, 30 employees, Smithsonian Affiliate]
Collections ManagerCuratorialStony BrookUSA
13.70/~26K yearly
201520.06/~27K yearlyH
Health, Dental, 403 Retirement Fund (3% matching)
20185nonefemale, she/herwhiteGrad degree
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[art & marine museum - 20 employees]Collections ManagerCollectionsFrance18,000€201019,000€PermanentNo2019916 weeks full-paid (standard in France)FemaleWhiteMaster's degree or 5 years diploma of Ecole du LouvreAfter being laureate of an official contest, I became a council civil servant in 2017 with lifetime job guarantee. There are salary scales for all museum workers depending on our contest and job, but we are low-paid in France, in spite of our 3 to 9 years of studies at the University...
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[Art & Science - Texas]Director of EducationEducationUSA40 K201841, 170Full health, life, 10 PTO days, membership20194N/AFemaleHispanicMA, no help payI only have a BA but came in with the right experience.
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[Art Advisory Firm]
Personal Assistant to the Director
New YorkUnited States75,000201975,000PYes, but I purchase on my own and the company reimburses me premiums up to $500/mo 201919Do not know.FCaucasianNone specifedI only applied for this because I knew the owner slightly already.
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[Art Advisory]Art AdvisorN/ANew YorkUnited States40000201652500PHealth insurance covered 70%. Only one option - very high premiums and copays, considering opting out. Vacation and sick days offered but exact quantity is unknown and determined by owner on case by case basis.20197unknownfemalelatina bachelors requiredno
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[Art Advisory]Head of ResearchNew YorkUSA$32,000$380,000Pmedical, vision, and dental 100% covered201710 weeks for womenFemale
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[Art and Crafts non-profit Museum, 14 employees]
Education, communication and customer service Director
EducationMontrealCanada
29 000 $ Can
201440 000$ Can35h, permanentNone201910 yearsSame as all in Canada (Law)WomanCaucasianMaster degree + 5 years experience in fieldBig salary adjustment this year (2019), made 36 000$ Can in 2018.
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[Art and History Not for Profit ]
Director of Exhibitions and Collections
all Hudson ValleyUnited States
22,000 (3 days week employment)
2011
57,500 (5 days a week)
80 percent of Health Insurance paid, 3 weeks paid vacation, paid sick-time 201919yes, three months female
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[Art Center (Maryland)]Part-time instructorVisual ArtsUSA30/hour201730/hourHvery part timefree recreational facilities (100/month otherwise), health insurance offered for purchase201920not sureFwhitenonenot sure
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[Art Center at University w/o collection, 3 employees]Director, Chief CuratorNew YorkUS85,0002004105,000Yes201930generousfemalecaucasianMAn/a
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[Art Center, Central Pennsylvania, 30 employees]Community Ambassador ManagerReadingUnited States$14 / hour2018$30,000PPaid time off, health, dental, vision offered2019412 weeks, unpaid for any eligible employeeFemaleWhiteBachelor's degreeUnknownWas hired as a part-time manager for a team of part-time staff. Was made full-time without a change in title as compensation for all of the additional responsibilities tacked on after initial hire
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[Art Center/Non-Profit Midwest]Education Director$38,0002017$40,000P201911MFA
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[Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland]ArthandlerArt CollectionZurichSwitzerland40.- Chf./h201740.-Chf/hHH, 1-2 days/week2000040
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[Art College]Academic CoordinatorAcademic DeptLSUSA55,000201855,000PYes-health, dental20193unsureFemaleWhiteMasters, no
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[Art company in Hong Kong]ManagerMarketing and operationHong KongHong KongHKD16,0002014HKD21,000P-Annual Leave (The number of days is lesser than other companies)2019110 weeks' paid maternity leave + 5 days for hubby (by law)FChineseDegrees required, no education subsidy from companynot applicable
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[Art Fabricator Los Angeles]DesignerLos AngelesUSA$25/Hour2016$32/HourP36-40None20194NoneHe/himnoneNA
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[Art fair ]Gallery Relation Executive Sales London Uk
£25k + commission (Up to 25% of salary)
2Same as starting Permanent 20195No sure FemaleMestizo from South America MA Non provided Second largest art fair in the Uk. The whole fair is run by 3 permanent staff (Director/gallery manager & myself) and 3 semi permanent staff ( marketing manager/ marketing executive and vip manager.
The gallery relation teams bring in a revenue of more than £1 million year on year.
We are understaffed and salaries don’t much the amount of degrees required for the position and not to mention the amount of extra hours we have to end up working.
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[Art Festival]
Assistant curator (Internship)
KyotoJapan¥02017¥020¥1000 for lunch2017FemaleJapanese
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[Art Gallery - Atlanta]Gallery Director
Administration, Sales
AtlantaUSA28,500201731,000PNANo20191MaleCaucasianBachelorsNACommission on sales (3% gross profit)
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[Art Gallery ]Gallery ManagerLos AngelesUnited States$19,000PNo20192 yearsN/A
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[Art Gallery in Chelsea]Gallery AssistantNew York, New YorkUSA$17/hrYes20192 yrsYesFemale
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[Art Gallery in Chelsea]Gallery AssociateNew YorkUSA36,000201650,000Medical20191FemaleAsian
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[Art Gallery in midtown NYC]RegistrarNew YorkUSA$44,0002017$54,000PMedical paid, 401K option but no contribution20196 yearsFemaleOption 1BA
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[Art Gallery Midwest University]CuratorArt GalleryMichiganUSA43,000201352,000PHealth, Dental, Vision Paid time-off201910Master’s degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field
90
[Art Gallery Midwest University]CuratorArt GalleryMichiganUSA43,000201352,000PHealth, Dental, Vision Paid time-off201910Master’s degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field
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[Art Gallery]Artist Liaison Los AngelesUSA$0$22/hrHGas + health reimbursement20194 yearsFemale (cis)POCCatch-all position including receptionist, archivist, social media management, admin duties, etc.
Unpaid intern + part time hourly for 1 year before becoming full time hourly
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[Art Gallery]DirectorChicagoUSA$18/hr2018$18/hrH, Pavg. 24Health insurance partially covered20197No known policyfemme-presenting genderqueer; she, her, herswhite-passing mestizaBachelor's required, noN/A
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[Art Gallery]CommunicationsParisParisFrance19800 (gross salary)201633850 (gross salary)P / full timetransports, health insurance201932 months paidF
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[Art Gallery]RegistrarLos AngelesUSA30000201834000PNo20193She
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[Art Gallery]Community Engagement CoordinatorEducationOrilliaCanada40, 000 CAD201940, 000 CADP35No20195FemaleCaucasianMFA
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[Art Gallery]Community Engagement CoordinatorEducationOrilliaCanada40, 000 CAD201940, 000 CADP35No20195FemaleCaucasianMFA
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[Art Gallery]DirectorNew YorkUSA$200,0002018$250,000Pfully covered201910
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[Art Gallery]DirectorNew YorkUSA$250,000 plus commission2019$250,000 plus commission ($500,000 - 1,000,000) P201913
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[Art Gallery]DirectorContemporaryNew YorkUS75,000
130,000 + commission
PY20197UnknownBA
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[Art Gallery]Associate DirectorContemporaryNew YorkUSA50,000201490,000Health, Dental, Vision20198FemaleWhite
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