Sample 1 - State of California

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Curators
(SOC Code : 25-4012)
in California

Administer affairs of museum and conduct research programs. Direct instructional, research, and public service activities of institution.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$31.61$23.05$30.15$37.78

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20201,0001,40040040.070

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 4,29553.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Museology/Museum Studies
Public/Applied History.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs, and develop or install exhibit materials.
Write and review grant proposals, journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.
Plan and conduct special research projects in area of interest or expertise.
Confer with the board of directors to formulate and interpret policies, to determine budget requirements, and to plan overall operations.
Train and supervise curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff, as well as volunteers or interns.
Develop and maintain an institution`s registration, cataloging, and basic recordkeeping systems, using computer databases.
Negotiate and authorize purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections.
Provide information from the institution`s holdings to other curators and to the public.
Attend meetings, conventions, and civic events to promote use of institution`s services, to seek financing, and to maintain community alliances.
Design, organize, or conduct tours, workshops, and instructional or educational sessions to acquaint individuals with an institution`s facilities and materials.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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