Curators, Museum Technicians, Conservators, and Historic Preservationists
- As of 2010, the median pay for curators, museum technicians, and conservators was $42,310.
- As of 2010, there were 23,800 curators, museum technicians, and conservators in the U.S.
- The job outlook for this field from 2010—2020 is expected to be at 16 percent growth (average).
- For more information on what museum curators, technicians, and conservators do, educational requirements, work environment, skills, etc., see http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/curators-museum-technicians-and-conservators.htm.
- Professor Thomas Visser, Director of the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, has published a study of professional career openings in historic preservation in the United States. More information about jobs in this field (as well as current listings of job openings) can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/~histpres/?Page=jobboard.html.
See also thesewebsites of professional museum associations:
- American Alliance of Museums (formerly American Association of Museums)
- National Council on Public History
- American Society for State and Local History
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
- Association of Art Museum Curators
- Association of Art Museum Directors
- The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
- Association of Children's Museums
- Association of Science Technology Centers
- Preserve Net (provides current job listings for conservators and historic preservationists)
- The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) is the professional association of the State government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 USC 470) (Note: jobs in preservation are also listed on this site).
- Association for Preservation Technology International
For a complete list of museum associations (including regional and state and local ones), visit http://www.jobmonkey.com/museumjobs/museum-organizations.html.