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Transcript of Curator

Undergraduate Degree- History
Experience Needed
Public Relations
Pay / Benefits
$42,310 - curator median
Job Climate
projected to grow 25 percent
Job Requirements
Specialized Master's degree (2)
Local Volunteer
Pros / Cons
Important Qualities
Analytical Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
Customer Service Skills
Organizational Skills
Technical Skills
Foreign Language
$75,600 - federal government median
What Do They Do?
Acquire, store, and exhibit collections

Select the theme and design of exhibits

Develop or set up exhibit materials

Design, organize, or conduct tours and workshops for the public

Attend meetings and civic events to promote the institution

Clean objects using cleansers, solvents, and soap solutions

Direct and supervise curatorial, technical, and student staff

Plan and conduct special research projects
Research and publication in academic journals
Prepare budgets.
Manage staff
Build relationships with internal and external partners.
Smithsonian Institution benefits
Museums, historical sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and nature centers.
1. New York, 1,040 positions, $66,750 per year
2. California, 900 jobs, $66,360 per year
3. District of Columbia, $65,170 per year
Museums and historical sites
Federal, state, and local government agencies
Colleges and universities
Work as a research assistant
Museum Director
Volunteer to help set up exhibits
Help with research
CONS: employment competition; pay;
unspecific schools
Acquire, catalog, store and exhibit pieces for collections.
Business knowledge / background
Design and set up exhibits
Conduct tours and lectures for the public
Attend meetings and civic events.
Creative; travel;
work with history;
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