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Museums and Cultural Institutions

If you have a love for history, arts, nature, or culture and want to support the process of sharing these with the public you might explore this area. While some positions require an advanced degree, there are volunteer, internship, and entry level roles available. Job functions include educating, coordinating, fundraising, and programming.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities:

Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in Museums and Cultural Institutions. Like many nonprofit organizations, focus areas for these areas can vary. Many fall under programs and service delivery, development and fundraising, communications, or management.

Internships:

  • Institutional Relations Intern
  • Public Engagement Intern
  • Collections and Inventory Intern
  • Membership Intern
  • Development Intern 
  • Education Intern 

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Museum Educator
  • Events Coordinator 
  • Visitor Services Associate
  • Digital Learning Coordinator
  • Membership Manager 
  • Guest Experiences Coordinator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Guest Admissions Coordinator
  • Archives Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Exhibit Developer

Trends:

Some industries change more quickly than others, it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your interest areas to be sure you are best preparing yourself for internships and full time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to help you stay up to date regarding Museums and Cultural institutions:

American Alliance of Museums
Nonprofit Resource