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Museum Work: A Career Alternative to Just About Anything

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Come hear museum professionals from the Clinton Presidential Library and the Gerald R. Ford Museum talk about options for the field and what kind of work different people do in them. They will also talk about the best way to get into the field and where to find jobs.

If you have no idea what you want to do with your life, consider museums! Even if you have a career in mind, you might discover opportunities you didn't know exist. There are so many different kinds of public educational institutions for so many different fields of study there's certainly one to fit your interests.

Join us for a talk by Calvin history alum Christine Mouw ('88) who now works for the National Archives as a curator for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. She will be joined by colleagues from the Gerald R. Ford Museum to talk about career opportunities in museums, libraries and archives, and other opportunities in public history. This informal event will include plenty of time to ask questions and get advice.

This event is free and open to the public. Those with a general interest in learning more about presidential libraries are very welcome to attend.

Students in the following majors are especially encouraged to attend and find out more about careers relevant to their interests: 

  • art--art museum
  • art history--art museum
  • asian studies--art or history museums
  • astronomy--natural history museum or planetarium
  • biology--zoo, aquarium or natural history museum
  • business--museum adminstration and fundraising
  • classics--art or history museums
  • communications arts and sciences--education in any type of institution
  • education--any type of museum
  • environmental science, environmental studies--natural history museum or national park
  • geology and geography--natural history museum or national park
  • information sciences or digital communication--web or app development or tech support in any type of institution
  • latin american studies--art or history museum
  • political science--history museum
  • science education--zoo, aquarium or natural history museum

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