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MUSEOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM
MUSEOLOGY MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM

Careers

Museology Master of Arts Program

Opportunity and options abound

Archivist. Evaluator. Exhibit Developer. Membership Manager. Registrar. Visitor Experience Coordinator. These are just a few of the titles that show up on our alumni’s business cards. Some are generalists and some are specialists. Some like working for small museums in small towns, while others prefer the buzz of the big city. Some work for museums of flight, others for libraries of medicine. The flexibility and rigor of our program means you’ll be prepared regardless of which career path you pursue.

The following list gives you a sense for where our alumni find jobs upon graduation:

  • Curator, Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
  • Collections Manager, Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Registrar, Phoenix Airport Museum
  • Manager of Learning Experiences, Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Capital Campaign Manager, Town Hall Seattle
  • Evaluation Project Manager, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Learning & Audience Engagement Assistant, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Want to talk more about career options?
Email us and set up a time to talk.

Career resources

Figuring out your career can be overwhelming! Luckily, there are lots of resources to help you out. The UW Career Center provides services, job listings, workshops and one-on-one counseling for all UW students and alumni. And, of course, faculty and staff are always happy to offer their opinion about which career paths might be most rewarding, given your interests.

Do you know of a career resource you would like to share with other students? Let us know at uwmuseum@uw.edu. Thank you!

Professional organizations

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
American Association for State & Local History (AASLH)
Western Museum Association (WMA)
Washington Museum Association (WaMA)
Visitor Studies Association (VSA)
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
National Association for Interpretation (NAI)
Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Connecting to Collections Care Online Community

Seattle-area groups

Advancement NW
Museum Educators of Puget Sound (MEPS)
Seattle’s Emerging Museum Professionals (AAM – SEMP)

Listservs

Museum – L
American Evaluation Association Discussion List
Visitor Studies Association List
H-Museum
Museum Computer Network (MCN-L)

Blogs and websites

Museum Jobs
Museum 2.0
Informalscience.org
AEA365
Evergreen Data