Learn more about the field of museum education and how to start or advance your career with these links and resources.
Professional Organizations & Communities
A part of the American Association of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.
GEM Group for Education in Museums
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.
“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).
Media and Technology Network
The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.
Museum Education Roundtable
Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education
Resources for Job-Seekers
Resume and Cover Letter-Writing at the University of Virginia’s Career Center
Power Words for Resumes
Books about Museum Careers
Museum Careers: A Practical Guide for Students and Novices
By N. Elizabeth Schlatter
Formal Training Programs
A Smithsonian Directory of Training Programs in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History and Nonprofit Management http://museumstudies.si.edu/TrainDirect