CURATOR

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Collections Curator, Collections Manager, Curator, Education Curator, Exhibitions Curator, Exhibits Curator, Museum Curator, Photography Curator, Vertebrate Zoology Curator

JOB TASKS

  • Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs, and develop or install exhibit materials.

  • Develop and maintain an institution’s registration, cataloging, and basic record-keeping systems, using computer databases.

  • Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.

  • Provide information from the institution’s holdings to other curators and to the public.

  • Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $28.85/ hour $60,020 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much Faster than Average (8% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 1,800

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree

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