Your degree in Art History is excellent training for anyone interested in teaching
the subject or working in a museum or gallery. There are many other career choices
to consider although many require advanced degrees.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
* See Training Section
||Docent Coordinator *
||Education Director *
||Gallery Director *
||Historic Preservationist *
|Art Conservator *
|Art Critic *
|Art Historian *
||Museum/Gallery Curator *
|Art Librarian *
||Museum Registrar *
|Art Restoration *
Nature of the Work
Teaching opportunities are available at the high school and college level.
Museums and galleries offer you a wide range of opportunities:
- Registrars maintain all records of the museum's art collection. You would make arrangements
for exhibitions, loans and art acquisitions.
- Conservators are involved in the care of objects in the museum or gallery collection.
You would be responsible for the restoration and repair of art objects. You also would
direct your staff on the proper handling, mounting and storage of the collection.
- Curators are responsible for exhibits and research activities. They also supervise
the museum's employees.
- Education staff members arrange tours and develop programs, lectures and demonstrations.
Places of Employment
||Health and Human Services
|Book, print or slide libraries
||Local and state government
|Department of Defense
|Department of the Interior
|Department of State
|General Services Administration
Your bachelor's degree is sufficient for many of the jobs available to Art History
majors. Those titles with an asterisk generally require specific education and/or
experience beyond a bachelor's degree.
If you are considering a career in teaching and research on the university level,
then you would need a Ph.D.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.