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    Museum Careers A Practical Guide for Students and Novices

    ISBN-10: 159874044X
    ISBN-13: 9781598740448
    Author(s): N. Elizabeth Schlatter
    Description: This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Museum professional and author N. Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession as a whole, the rewards and challenges of museum work, types of  More...
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    Publisher: Left Coast Press, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 184
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.902
    Language: English

    This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Museum professional and author N. Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession as a whole, the rewards and challenges of museum work, types of museums, and jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She discusses options for education and training, and offers suggestions on how to secure a job and move up the career ladder. Interviews with museum professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds demonstrate different career paths and offer unique and helpful advice. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering museums as a career choice, Schlatter's book is an essential starting point.

    N. Elizabeth Schlatter is Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions of the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, where she has worked since 2000. Her career includes administrative and programmatic positions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. With an M.A. in Art History from George Washington University, she has curated numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, published articles, reviews, and catalog essays, and presented papers on related topics at regional and national conferences. She is author of the ebook Become an Art Curator.

    Acknowledgments
    Museum Work
    Introduction: Why Work in a Museum?
    What is a Museum?
    Museum Trends Affecting Employment
    Museum Jobs
    Jobs Focused on Objects and/or Exhibitions
    Jobs with a Public Focus
    Jobs with an Administrative Focus
    The Director
    Preparing for and Gaining Museum Employment
    Education
    Internships and Volunteering
    Finding and Applying for Jobs
    Professional Development and Career Growth
    Appendixes
    Salaries for Ten Common Positions as Surveyed by Regional Museum Associations
    Salaries for Ten Common Positions as Surveyed by Museum Professional Associations
    Organizations and Websites for Students and Museum Professionals
    Selected Bibliography
    Index
    About the Author

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