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Museum Careers

The Alliance has compiled this set of career resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

AAM Resources

Find a Job on AAM’s JobHQ

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

Read the Alliance Blog

The Alliance shares a lot of helpful advice on career management on the blog from “Short Term Strategies for Museum Workers” to “What’s the Best Path to a Top Museum Job?.”


Other Resources

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

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.

Career Center

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

Conferences & Training

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

Historians in Museums

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 International Handbooks of Museum Studies, 4 Volume Set

This 4-Part publication from Wiley Publishing 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.

So You Want to Be an Archivist

The Society of American Archivists (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.

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