MUSEUM STUDIES RELATED LINKS
SMCM Museum Studies Program Website
Association of African American Museums
This association works to support African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.
American Association of Museums
Works to develop standards and best practices, gather and share knowledge, and provide advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community.
Association of College & University Museums & Galleries
Addresses the issues that are relevant and unique to college and university museums and galleries of all disciplines including art, history, natural history, and science.
The International Council of Museums
An international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage.
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
United States Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians
Contains information on what is involved in becoming an archivist, curator and museum technician. This site details the training, qualifications, job outlook, earnings and other factors that come along with these professions.
WorldWideLearn: Guide to College Majors in Museum Studies
Offers information on what is involved in the Museum Studies major and the careers that can be obtained by an individual with a degree in this discipline.
American Association of Museums: AAM Professional Development
Offers resources to those interested in Professional Development in Museum Studies. This site contains links to information on fellowships, Professional Development Opportunities and others of value.
Association of College & University Museums & Galleries: Current Museum Studies Programs 2009
Contains a list of schools that offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Museum Studies.
Smithsonian: Museum Studies, Information for Museum Professionals & Scholars
For those interested in pursuing higher education in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History or Nonprofit management, this site offers a list of programs that can be searched for by state.
EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP RESOURCES
American Association of Museums: Employment @ AAM
Offers a link to job openings that are available with this association and information on the benefits that can be gained by obtaining one of these careers.
Museum Employment Resource Center: Museum and Cultural Resource Job Vacancy Index
Through this link, job seekers are able to view position openings at various museums.
PreserveNet Historic Preservation Internships
The National Council for Preservation Education offers paid ($4800) federal internships in various cultural program resource offices.
The Smithsonian provides opportunities (mostly unpaid) for more than 900 interns per year at its various museums, offices, and research facilities.
Smithsonian Institution: Current Job Vacancies
Contains a list of job openings that are available with the Smithsonian.
The Society of American Archivists: Online Employment Bulletin
For those interested in obtaining an archivist career, this site offers a list of job openings.
Shelburne Museum: Fellowship and Internship
The deadline for these opportunities in 2010 is January 29. Two two-year positions are available to work as fellows for the museum assisting in handling, maintaining and labeling objects. Five positions are available as paid summer internships working in several education programmatic areas.
The resources provided on this page are intended for informational purposes only. They do not reflect any association with or endorsement by SMCM or the CDC.