The ebook A Museum Career Handbook: Practical Advice for Navigating Your Career in the Museum Field is intended as a guide for new museum professionals, as well as museum studies students who will soon be entering the field.
The museum field is full of exciting opportunities. But it can be difficult to navigate all of the many aspects of a museum career, especially when you're just starting out and find yourself wearing "many hats" at a smaller institution.
This ebook is designed to solve problems, spark creativity, and help the new museum professional get the most out of the museum career field. Although the museum field is not known for its high salaries – except for the top positions in large museums in big cities – it is a very rewarding career choice in many other ways.
A Museum Career Handbook covers many aspects of the museum field, including how to set up an internship program, job interview tips, safe artifact handling, dealing with donors, how to reject a potential donation, collecting 20th century artifacts, preserving and displaying textiles, choosing an exhibition designer, how to write effective exhibition labels, marketing ideas, ways to use Facebook and Pinterest, planning a historical anniversary celebration, book reviews relating to the museum profession as well as children’s books with a museum theme, and much more. Sections include:
Finding a Job
Museum Career Skills
Museum Book Reviews
Children’s Museum Book Reviews
An appendices section contains articles on Types of Museums, Museum Words Defined, Museum Employment Resources, Museum Studies Programs, and Free Museum Resources.
This ebook is a must-read for anyone just starting out in the museum field -- or thinking about become a museum professional!
Price: $8.95 US
How To Create an Exhibit on a Shoestring Budget
Museum professionals and museum studies students might also be interested in the ebook How To Create an Exhibit on a Shoestring Budget, a step-by-step guide to researching, designing, writing, and marketing an exhibition with little monetary support. Anyone can create a solid, well-researched history exhibition, not matter what size budget you have. This ebook will show you how!