Museum Careers A Practical Guide for Students and Novices

ISBN-10: 159874044X

ISBN-13: 9781598740448

Edition: 2008

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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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

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
Internships and Volunteering
Finding and Applying for Jobs
Professional Development and Career Growth
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
About the Author
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