Administers affairs of a museum and conducts research programs. Directs instructional, research, and public service activities of institution.
This career is part of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication cluster Visual and Design Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Plans and organizes the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs, and develop or install exhibit materials.
- Writes and reviews grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.
- Plans and conducts special research projects in area of interest or expertise.
- Confers with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.
- Develops and maintains an institution's registration, cataloging, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases.
- Trains and supervises curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns.
- Negotiates and authorizes purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.
- Provides information from the institution's holdings to other curators and to the public.
- Attends meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution's services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances.
- Designs, organizes, or conducts tours, workshops, and instructional or educational sessions to acquaint individuals with an institution's facilities and materials.
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