So you want my arts job: Gallery Retail Manager

Blending an eye for the visual arts and design with business acumen, Ali Carpenter gives us a look into JamFactory's retail outlets.
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One of the most successful gallery retail outlets in Australia is the JamFactory’s store in Adelaide. It is home to unique gifts by designer and makers across mediums – offering both a vital support mechanism for studio artists and also a point of connection for the general public.

The Jam store – as it is more casually known – is managed by the incredible, Ali Carpenter. ArtsHub caught up with her to find out a little more on what this rewarding job requires.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina