How to Become a Museum Director

Museum Director Job Description

Museum directors are responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the activities and displays of a museum. They must form relationships with donors, staff and board members, and ensure the goals and objectives of the museum are met.



Museum Director Job Duties

  • Oversee the conservation, exhibition, housing and growth of a museum’s various collections
  • May assist in the development of the objectives and creative direction of the museum
  • Liaise with other museums to make arrangements for traveling exhibitions
  • Confer with governing body of museum regarding policies, procedures and budget
  • Develop solid relationships with donors and other supporters, in order to ensure a continuation of donations to the museum 
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and support staff, summer students and volunteers



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