Museum Careers

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American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance provides resources and job search capabilities to develop your career.

Career Center
American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association provides a job search site specifically related to anthropology careers.

Historians in Museums
American Historical Association

The American Historical Association provides numerous resources for students of history on planning their careers, including this page devoted to careers for historians in museums.

The Best Job Search Advice I Ever Received: Pretend You’re Fired Today
Career Attraction

What would you do if you were fired today? Career Attraction shares sage advice on how to get back in the saddle, but there is a catch. Lisa Rangel suggests that it’s not just for those looking for a job, it’s for those who aren’t too.

15 Quick Tips For Succeeding as a Solopreneur
Live Careers

Quintessential Careers provides 15 tips for succeeding as a freelancer or consultant, which include creating a brand, building a client base and balancing work and life.

Are You Ready to Start and Run Your Own Business? A Quintessential Careers Entrepreneurship Assessment
Live Careers

Quintessential Careers shares an assessment tool that helps individuals in considering becoming a consultant.

Conferences & Training
National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust offers a wide range of face-to-face and online training programs and tools to help preservationists across the country protect the nation’s heritage.

So You Want to Be an Archivist
Society of American Archivists (SAA)

The SAA has a useful resource in this page about the Archives Profession from what archivists do to qualifications for employment and salary and benefit expectations.

The International Handbooks of Museum Studies, 4 Volume Set
Wiley Publishing


This 4-Part publication provides a state-of-the-art survey of the field of museum studies. Volume 1 covers Museum Theory, Volume 2 Museum Practice, Volume 3 Museum Media, Volume 4 Transformations.

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