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Job Title – Museum Curator
A Museum Curator manages collections of historical or artistic objects, or those of archaeological, scientific or general interest.
Typical Job Activities
Develops and organises new collections to expand and improve educational and research facilities
Extensively researches, negotiates prices on and buys items such as sculptures, statues and paintings that can add value to the collection
Maintains records and cataloguing acquisitions
Researches, compiles and prepares written information about catalogues and publishing it on the institution's website
Collaborates with other institutions
Ensures that collections are properly preserved
Raises funds and grants
Interviews, hires and trains new staff
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Senior Certificate with matric exemption
For a Degree Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Event/Exhibition Management or History at a University
For a diploma in related courses at a Technikon
Compulsory subjects: None
Recommended subjects: Art, Languages and Mathematics
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Be polite and helpful
Be able to communicate well
Be a good organiser
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Career Progress and Path
Experience in specific field
Possible Career Paths
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Reasons to consider this career
I am very interested in a specific subject or field
I can be of service to people
I can communicate and interact with people