Science Museum Curator

A museum curator is in charge of setting up and maintaining exhibits and collections. In a science museum, this can mean acquiring dinosaur bones and assembling them into a skeleton, preserving fish specimens and creating a digital archive of their images, organizing a vast collection of butterflies, or building a working model of a tsunami. Curatorial positions are limited in number, so there is a lot of competition for these jobs. Most science museum curators have graduate degrees and a great deal of experience in managing collections and acquiring new items or specimens. Curators oversee graduate students, interns, volunteers, and other museum staff, so having good managerial skills is essential. Other duties may include leading expeditions to foreign countries, fundraising, teaching, and writing scientific articles.

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