Most people think of an art history major as a path to a job in a gallery or, if they’re cynical, as a path to unemployment. But there are many career paths and jobs open to art history majors, whether they’re into Giotto, Monet, or Thiebaud.
Take a look at your favorite museum’s staff list and you’ll see every type of career, from fundraising and marketing to facility operations and art restoration. There may be just one or a handful of curators, but the rest of the staff includes dozens of employees who handle everything else, including taking tickets, installing exhibits, writing the exhibit guide, and planning large-scale fundraisers. Nearly all of them have art or art history backgrounds.
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