Contributors from across the exciting field of museum education offer innovative insights, anecdotes, and advice for best practices on how to realize the museum’s full potential as an educational institution.
With up-to-date information, job search advice, and an overview of terminology and methodology, discover the responsibilities associated with different positions from classroom teaching to museums, then learn how to land your best-fit job by determining your teaching philosophy, creating an art-teaching portfolio, writing perfect cover letters and résumés, and acing your interview.
What opportunities are there in museum research and collection, preserving and cataloging, exhibiting and interpreting, publicity, administration, event planning, catering, support? This book answers all these questions and more, with information on how to pinpoint and showcase existing skills--then turn those skills into a dream job at a museum or other cultural institution.
Topics include personal branding and resumes, management and leadership at all levels, professional writing and keeping career journals, and navigating within your institution and knowing when it's time to move on.