Museum & Gallery

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Roles and Work Environment

  • Museum
  • Fine Art Gallery
  • Auction House
  • Public History/Cultural Site

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Find Opportunities

On-Grounds

  • Fralin Museum of Art
  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum

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Applying and Interviewing

Resumes and Cover Letters

Your professional resume should address skills needed in your desired field and special accomplishments or results-oriented tasks you performed in previous work.  Depending on the specific job function you hope to fulfil, those skills might include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Broad Content Knowledge
  • Ability to Improve with Feedback
  • Savvy with Technology

(SNAAPShot 2013)

When it comes to choosing a format, some arts or media organizations may be more tolerant of design-heavy resumes that use color, graphics, or otherwise veer from the traditional one-page resume.  Keep in mind that, regardless of the field, hiring managers are more interested in quality content (what have you done?) than visual appeal.  In fact, some employers view non-traditional resumes as a tool for masking a lack of experience. Don't let this be you! Use work samples and your online portfolio to show your design skills so you can keep your resume content-focused.

Interviewing

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Additional Industry Resources

Blogs and Industry Research

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Professional Associations

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More to Explore

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