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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.

Alliance Resources

Find a Museum Studies Program

Looking for a museum studies or related program?  The American Alliance of Museums has your go-to directory.


Other Resources

4 Secrets That Will Improve your Employment Prospects

The Employment Law Handbook shares a helpful blog post with tips for improving your employability.

Center for Curatorial Leadership

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) helps train curators to eventually assume leadership positions in museums.

Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs

The College Art Association shares its Guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs. This lists the duties of a curator, has curriculum recommendations, and discusses internships.

How to Balance School and a Full-Time Job

Monster.com shares some insight on balancing school and work, including setting expectations, assessing goals, and finding support.

The Public Speaking Project

The Public Speaking Project website offers an assortment of virtual tools to help users improve their public speaking skills.

When It’s Time to Go to Grad School (and When It’s Not)

Live Careers offers insight on choosing whether or not to attend graduate school and discusses both strong and weak reasons for continuing education.

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