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Author Burdick, Jan E.

Title Creative careers in museums / Jan E. Burdick.

Imprint New York : Allworth Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Job Center    331.702 Museum BUR    Available
Description xiv, 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is a museum? -- A history of museums -- What are museums and why do we have them? -- Types of museums -- Careers in museums-- and beyond -- Museum careers -- Gathering the collection : collections and research -- Caring for the collection : conservation and documentation -- Putting on a display : exhibiting and interpreting -- Engaging in conversation : education, outreach, and visitors' services -- Running a tight ship : administration and support -- Looking to the future : long-range planning -- Getting a job -- Finding your direction -- Getting your foot in the door -- Landing the job -- Resources -- Appendix A. Professional associations -- Appendix B. Museum studies programs -- Appendix C. Museum job search resources -- Appendix D. Résumé resources -- Appendix E. Suggested books and resources.
Summary "From the traditional museum position to the alternative jobs that support the museum world, learn from the skills, education, and interests of dozens of individuals who hold a diverse array of jobs. Creative careers in museums also details how to land that life-changing museum job: where to look, how to put together a successful résumé and cover letter, and what to expect at interviews"--Publisher description.
Subject Museums -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Job hunting -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 9781581154986 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1581154984 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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