College or University Professor

  • PhD in Art History
  • German, French and other appropriate languages
  • Research oriented
  • Maximum involvement with people
  • Good writing and communication skills essential
  • Travel and study abroad may be important depending on field

Museums: Curatorial

  • PhD in Art History normally expected, depending on the institution
  • German, French or other appropriate languages
  • Research oriented (may start out as research assistant)
  • Some involvement with people, ability to collaborate

Museums: Education

  • MA in Art History
  • Languages may be necessary, e.g. Spanish in order to be able to work with an ethnically diverse audience
  • Some research depending on level of audience
  • Maximum involvement with people
  • Good communication skills essential

Museums: Exhibition installation

  • BA; MA may be helpful
  • No language necessary
  • No research
  •  Some involvement with people
  • Some artistic training and mechanical skill

Museums: Administration

  • BA; MA in Museology and PhD for top positions
  • No languages necessary
  • No research except for fund-raising
  • Some to maximum involvement with people
  • Business skills normally useful, including clerical skills

Museums: Reproductions and Retailing

  • BA
  • No languages necessary
  • No research except perhaps in legal areas
  • Some to maximum involvement with people
  • Business, clerical, and communication skills normally necessary
  • This area can include everything from working in a museum store, to overseeing the selection, production and marketing of museum reproductions. (If involved with the latter aspect, should have some familiarity with copyright law and artists' rights, though this could be acquired on the job. Also some design skills may be useful.)

Art Librarian

  • Usually MA in Art History, and MLS
  • French, German, or other languages often necessary
  • Some research covering a wide gamut of topics
  • Some to maximum involvement with people
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Excellent administration/management skills
  • Some computer and image technology skills
  • Attention to detail

Visual Resource Materials Librarian (Education and Industry)

  • BA or MA in Art History, MLS becoming more necessary
  • French, German, or other languages may be necessary
  • Some involvement with people
  • Knowledge of computer programs for slide Libraries and some familiarity with the issues concerning image digitization
  • Knowledge of basic photographic techniques for the production of slides
  • Openness to technology and technological change
  • Attention to detail

Publishing

  • BA; MA or PhD useful but not necessary
  • Languages often needed
  • Research depends on position; copy editor­ none; editor-some; writer- a lot
  • Significant involvement with people
  • Business and/or graphic design skills along with good writing skills are useful or essential depending on position; possibility of free­ lancing

Independent Producer: TV and Film Documentaries

  • BA; MA or beyond useful but not necessary
  • Languages may be necessary
  • Research necessary
  • Maximum involvement with people
  • Background in TV or film production; good business and writing skills; strong organizational skills

Architectural Conservation

  • BA; MA or beyond useful with a special Knowledge of architectural traditions, including interior design; BA or MA in architecture and specialized training in conservation techniques for work at the highest level.
  • Languages only necessary as one is involved with international projects
  • Research often necessary
  • A great deal of involvement with people
  • Depending on whether one is working as a employee of a governmental office, a not-for - profit group, or as a private consultant,