An Art Gallery requested the assistance of Andrea, a Project Officer to help them include art that was interesting to young people. For the project, Andrea started by collecting and analysing all associated data. ''I spend a lot of time travelling out to my target areas meeting young people aged between 16 and 20, and talking to them about their opinions and current usage of the Art Gallery, and their ideas on its potential. In this project, it's also important that I develop community partnerships with the local councils and recreation centres to see what they are doing as far as youth projects go and to get their support for my project.'' Another of Andrea's tasks is to respond to inquiries and comments on the Art Gallery's existing projects or services. In listening to peoples' comments, she is able to identify where changed or new products and services are needed.
Andrea works with an administrative team whose role is to assist her to get projects up and running. Regular meetings are held so that Andrea and the team can discuss where a project stands, what work still needs doing, and to iron out any current problems or issues. Throughout a project, administrators must pay remember to motivate their team.
Andrea also reports to sponsors, who have invested their time and money. Like all Project Officers and Managers, she also needs to keep senior management informed of progress and seek their advice on any matters of likely concern.