You’ve done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it’s time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from humanities, museums, and libraries majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent humanities, museums, and libraries graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
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- Monroe County History Center - Collections, Archives, Registration and Research positions
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - Education positions
- The Newberry Library - Summer Internship positions
- Monroe County Public Library - Fellow positions
- Miami County Museum - Archivist positions
- IU Herman B. Wells Library - Conservation positions
- American Philosophical Society - Curatorial positions
- State of Indiana - Project Management positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to humanities, museums, and libraries. Remember to use the these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled "careers," "jobs," "employment," or "opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- What is the main purpose of preserving artifacts?
- What experience do you have in fundraising?
- How would you go about selecting a topic to feature in a new collection, display, etc.?
- What is the most recent exhibit you attended? What did you like/dislike about it?
- What role do you think community plays in our museum/library? How do you suggest we promote events or resources to the public?
- Don’t hide or minimize liberal arts interests on your resume! Create resume headings and accomplishment statements that market your unique interests and skills.
- Market volunteer and community service experiences on your resume.
- Showcase leadership skills on your resume.