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So you want to work in a museum?
So you want to work in a museum?
Young, Tara Reddy, author.
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x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From art to zoology: types of museums -- Organizational structure -- The front line: visitor services -- Education -- Working with objects -- Exhibitions -- Conservation -- Communications -- Development -- The executive office -- Administration -- Universal skills and distinct pathways -- Things I wish I had known when I was twenty-four: opportunities and challenges -- Where are museums going? -- Resources.
"This book discusses some of the benefits of working in museums according to size, type, and organizational structure; and goes through dozens of museum positions in detail. It is designed to introduce college students, graduate students, and/or young professionals to the museum field"-- Provided by publisher.

"So You Want to Work in A Museum? helps to demystify museums as institutions and to prepare prospective museum staff to explore the field further. After reading this book, readers will be able to: Understand how non-profit museums are governed, funded, and staffed, and how they define and meet their missions. Explore museum divisions and departments and specific roles within them--not just prominent roles like directors and curators, but also less visible ones like registrars, preparators, development officers, conservators, and more. Consider the contemporary function of museums, and how yesterday's cabinets of curiosity have evolved into today's community catalysts. Examine how the contemporary function of museums has affected the types of positions available and the work museum staff do on a daily basis. Look at the skills required for different types of positions, and how readers aspiring to work in those positions can best prepare themselves to land their dream jobs and be successful in them. Understand the benefits and potential challenges of working in a museum, and Access a wealth of resources that will inspire further study of the field, and outline next steps to pursue a museum career."--from back cover
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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