Art History

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Antiquarian Book Trade
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Archivist
  • Art & Estate Appraiser
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Foundry Technician
  • Art Law
  • Art Librarian
  • Art Preservation & Conservation
  • Collection Manager
  • Community Education
  • Film/TV Producer
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Gallery Director
  • Interior Design
  • Library/Information Science
  • Museum Curator
  • Non-profit Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing & Editing
  • Sales
  • Set Design
  • Teaching/Education

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Advertising, Publishing Companies
  • Arts Agencies & Foundations
  • Auction Houses
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporations & Consulting Firms
  • Federal & State Government
  • Museums, Galleries & Libraries
  • Specialty Stores
  • TV/Movie Studios & Production

Minnesota Employers

  • Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Minnesota Center for Media Arts
  • Minnesota State Arts Board
  • MN State Institutions
  • Walker Art Center

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$28,000-$37,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Analytical skills
  • Appreciative
  • Artistic ability
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Foreign languages
  • Fundraising skills
  • Grant writing
  • Knowledge of artistic techniques and periods
  • Negotiation skills
  • Public speaking
  • Research skills
  • Writing skills