Gaining Experience and Professional Education
The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on gaining experience and professional education from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.
Peer reviewers are museum professionals who volunteer their time to support our Accreditation and Museum Assessment Programs (MAP). They review museum self-assessment materials, conduct site visits and facilitate the institutional planning process. Their service is the critical backbone to the success of both programs.
Looking for a museum studies or related program? The American Alliance of Museums has your go-to directory.
The Employment Law Handbook shares a helpful blog post with tips for improving your employability.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) helps train curators to eventually assume leadership positions in museums.
The College Art Association shares its Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs. This lists the duties of a curator, has curriculum recommendations, and discusses internships.
Monster.com shares some insight on balancing school and work, including setting expectations, assessing goals, and finding support.
The Public Speaking Project website offers an assortment of virtual tools to help users improve their public speaking skills.
Live Careers offers insight on choosing whether or not to attend graduate school and discusses both strong and weak reasons for continuing education.