Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-4012 Curators
Administer affairs of museum and conduct research programs. Direct instructional, research, and public service activities of institution.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs, and develop or install exhibit materials. Write and review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials. Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise. Confer with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations. Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns. Develop and maintain an institution's registration, cataloging, and basic recordkeeping systems, using computer databases. Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections. Provide information from the institution's holdings to other curators and to the public. Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution's services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances. Design, organize, or conduct tours, workshops, and instructional or educational sessions to acquaint individuals with an institution's facilities and materials. Inspect premises to assess the need for repairs and to ensure that climate and pest-control issues are addressed.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $18.63   Entry $38,751.00
Mean $26.29   Mean $54,669.00
Experience $30.11 Experience $62,638.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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