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Museum Directors and Curators
There are few openings for directors and curators and competition for them is high. New graduates may have to start as interns, volunteers, assistants, or research associates before finding full-time curator or director positions. Turnover is very low in museum work, so museum workers may have to stay in a lower-level position for some years before advancing to a director or curator position. Employment for museum archivists, curators, and technicians is expected to increase much faster than the average through 2018, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The best opportunities are in art and history museums.
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