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Museum Directors and Curators
Museum directors and curators need diverse educational
backgrounds to perform well in their jobs. At the high school
level, you should take courses in English, literature, creative
writing, history, art, the sciences, speech, business, and foreign
language. These courses will give you the general background
knowledge needed to understand both the educational and
administrative functions of museums. Math and computer skills are
also essential. Museum directors and curators are responsible for
preparing budgets and seeking funds from corporations and federal
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