A Museum Director earns an average salary of $49,778 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.

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$27,554 - $99,945  
   
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$875  
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$27,092 - $100,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Museum Director

Museum directors oversee the activities in a museum, particularly the acquisition and storage of the museum's collection. They are also involved in the process of securing artifacts, including negotiations and transactions, as well as exchanging and loaning artifacts to other organizations. Some also direct exhibitions put on by the museum, which may involve traveling with the exhibition.

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Museum Director Tasks

  • Coordinate, lead, and oversee all activities of the museum staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with conservation staff to determine the best conservation treatment procedures and priorities.
  • Review existing and establish new procedures and protocol for collections care and conservation.
  • Plan and develop the museum's and each department's operating budget.
  • Act as point of contact for conservation issues and advocate for the care of the collection.

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Key Stats for Museum Director

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Museum Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Museum Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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