College of Arts & Sciences

Careers

Alumni of the Museum Professions program have found job placements worldwide, in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors.  Here is a small sample of job outcomes:

  • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC (Assistant Registrar
  • African Art Museum, Tenafly, NJ (Textile Conservator)
  • Afro-American Historical Society, Washington, DC (Assistant)
  • Aljira, Newark, NJ (Associate Director of Development & Marketing, Development & Membership Coordinator)
  • Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, TN (Campaign Director)
  • American Craft Museum, NYC (Membership Manager)
  • Art Net.Com, NYC (African American & Folk Art Specialist
  • Art Technology Group, Boston, MA (Project Coordinator Manager)
  • Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Gallery Coordinator)
  • Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, IN (Registrar)
  • Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, IA (Program Director)
  • Bucks County Historical Museum, Doylestown, PA (Textile Restoration)
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC (School Programs Educator, Manager of Public Programs & Visitor Services)
  • Christie’s Auction House, NYC (Registrar)
  • Citibank Art Advisery Service, NYC (Collections Manager)
  • Community Children’s Museum, Morristown, NJ (Program Coordinator)
  • Craftsman Farms Foundation, Morris Plains, NJ (Administrative Assistant)
  • Dallas Museum of Art, TX (Assistant Registrar)
  • Depauw University, Greencastle, IN (Assistant Curator, University Museum, Galleries and Collections)
  • Durnham Arts Council, NC (Director of Development and External Affairs)
  • El Museo del Barrio, NYC (Education Department)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC (Assistant Textile Conservator)
  • Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT (Director of Education)
  • Frick Collection, NYC (Development Assistant)
  • Gilder Lehrman Collection at New-York Historical Society, NYC (Deputy Curator)
  • Glen Ridge Historical Society, NJ (Curator/ Archivist)
  • Glenmont, Edison National Historic Site, West Orange, NJ (Curator)
  • Green Gallery, NYC (Assistant to the Director)
  • Guggenheim Museum, NYC (Project Registrar)
  • Handweaving Museum and Arts Center, Clayton, NY (Assistant Director)
  • Historical Society of Princeton, NJ (Registrar)
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (Associate Manager for Museum Operations)
  • Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, NY (Assistant Curator)
  • Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ (Director’s Assistant)
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, Newport, RI (Education and Outreach Coordinator)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, NYC (Manager of Educational Initiatives)
  • J.P. Morgan, NYC (Associate Program Officer, Community Relations & Philanthropic Services)
  • Jersey City Museum, NJ (Curator of Education, Assistant Development Director, Assistant Registrar)
  • Jewish Community Center Metrowest, West Orange, NJ (Gallery Coordinator)
  • King Manor Museum, Jamaica, NY (Assistant Director)
  • Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL (Collections Manager)
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego, CA (Collections Manager)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (Administrative Assistant in Design & Lighting, Publications Department and Costume Department)
  • Montclair Art Museum, NJ (Director of Education, Associate Registrar, Assistant Development Director, Development Assistant, Registrar)
  • Morris County Historical Society, Morristown, NJ (Director, Curator)
  • Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ (Registrar)
  • Morven Museum, Charlottesville, VA (Registrar)
  • Muscatine History and Industry Center, IA (Executive Director)
  • Museum of Arts and Design, NYC (Membership Manager)
  • Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison, NJ (Director, Education Coordinator)
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC (Assistant Registrar, Assistant Museum Educator)
  • Museum of Modern Art, NYC (Assistant to the Deputy Director, External Affairs, Assistant to the Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Assistant Registrar, Senior Registrar Assistant)
  • Museum of the City of New York, NYC (Assistant Registrar)
  • National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC (Tour & Reservations Supervisor)
  • National Canal Museum, Easton, PA (Curator of Exhibitions)
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum, MA (Community Cultural Programs Manager)
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ (Manager of Foundation and Government Development)
  • New York City Police Museum, NYC (Director of Education)
  • Newark Museum, NJ (Assistant Registrar, Preparator, Curatorial Administrative Assistant, Manager of Donor Relations, Coordinator of Professional Development, American Art Technician, Rights Manager)
  • NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center, Holmdel, NJ (Projects and Collections)
  • Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ (Executive Director)
  • Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY (Manager of Educational Initiatives)
  • Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council, Paterson, NJ (Local Arts Outreach Coordinator)
  • Pew Charitable Trusts, NYC (Program Associate, Cultural Program)
  • Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ (Education Coordinator)
  • Princeton University Art Museum, NJ (Assistant Registrar for Collections)
  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ (Executive Director)
  • Rubin Museum of Art, NYC (Assistant Registrar)
  • September 11th Education Trust, Manasquan, NJ (Executive Director)
  • Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC (Education Department)
  • The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL (Associate Director)
  • Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, NJ (Director/Curator)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (Documentation Assistant)

Museum Professions Listserv

Current students and Alumni are registered with the M.A. Program in Museum Professions listserv.  This resource provides information on job openings, internships, opportunities to publish, and upcoming conferences and symposium.  If you are coming to study in the Museum Professions program at Seton Hall and would like to join the listserv, please contact the program’s Graduate Assistants at museumgrad@shu.edu.

Please visit our Resources page for other places to look for information concerning careers and professional development.

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