Museum Careers

Careers and JobHQ

American Alliance of Museums

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

Help Wanted

American Alliance of Museums

Museum magazine discusses the shrinking number of senior development positions and the impact it has on the field. The article provides insight on nurturing managerial skills for younger development professionals. (must be an Alliance member to access this article)

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.

ICOM Curricula Guidelines for Museum Professional Development

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

The ICOM Curricula Guidelines for Museum Professional Development defines five broad areas of competencies—general descriptions of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's)—needed to work effectively in today's museums.

Learning and Development

National Park Service

The National Park Service has developed a website that aggregates learning events and resources in specialized career fields.

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.

15 Quick Tips For Succeeding as a Solopreneur

Quintessential 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

Quintessential Careers

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

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.

Museum Careers: Fit, Readiness & Development

Virginia Association of Museums

Virginia Association of Museums shares a white paper on assessing interests and skills in order to choose the right museum position and organization size; it also includes career development guidance including building a resume and finding leadership opportunities.

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.