N. Elizabeth Schlatter is deputy director and curator of exhibitions of the University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia.Expert curator Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the types of jobs available within museums, the kinds of training needed, how to secure a job, and how to move up the ladder once you are working in the field.
This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Museum professional and author N. Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession as a whole, the rewards and challenges of museum work, types of museums, and jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She discusses options for education and training, and offers suggestions on how to secure a job and move up the career ladder. Interviews with museum professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds demonstrate different career paths and offer unique and helpful advice. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering museums as a career choice, Schlatters book is an essential starting point."N. Elizabeth Schlatter literally brings the museum field to life with her carefully chosen interviews, a cross section of professionals in art, history and science museums. While concisely organized with the most current information, the guide provides a reality check for students and novices and is notable for its on-the-mark analyses and engaging writing." -Sarah Clark-Langager, Ph.D., Director of Western Gallery and Curator of Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Western Washington University, BellinghamElizabeth Schlatter is Assistant Director and Assistant Curator of the University of Richmond Museums, where she has worked since 2000. She has also had various positions at the Smithsonian Institution, Houston Contemporary Arts Museum and other museums. With an M.A. in Art History from Georgetown University, she has curated numerous exhibits and prepared accompanying articles and catalogs. She is author of Become an Art Curator.
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