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After Graduation

Graduate Outcomes

The Museum and Heritage Studies major gives students foundational skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience applicable in any museum or collecting institution. Randolph College graduates have gone on to work in many museums and heritage-related fields, including positions with these institutions:

  • Poplar Forest, Forest, VA
  • George Marshall Museum, Lexington, VA
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  • The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
  • Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA
  • Telluride Historical Museum, Telluride, CO
  • Amazement Square Children’s Museum, Lynchburg, VA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, Huntsville, AL
  • National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
  • Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery at the Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Lynchburg Museum System, Lynchburg, VA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Christies, London, England
  • Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
  • Fredericksburg Area Museum, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
  • Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, VA
  • SEARCH, Inc. (Southeastern Archaeological Research)

Occupations of Interest to Museum and Heritage Studies Majors

  • Digital Asset Manager
  • Museum Registrar
  • Collections Manager
  • Historic House Collections and Furnishings Specialist
  • Museum Technician
  • Archival Digitization Specialist
  • Educational Programming Coordinator
  • Curator of Education/Director of Education
  • Gallery Guide/Interpretive Guide/Museum Educator
  • Historic Site Interpreter
  • Display & Installation Specialist
  • Art Handler
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Museum Reference Librarian
  • Research Biologist / Field Researcher
  • Specimens Conservator / Taxidermist
  • Community and Outreach Coordinator
  • Fundraising, Grants & Development Coordinator
  • Director of External Relations
  • Operations Manager
  • Archivist
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Conservator
  • Museum Curator
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Park Ranger
  • Collections Research Specialist
  • Collections Cataloguer
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Advanced Study

Some careers in museum and heritage studies require advanced degrees. Graduate programs attended by recent graduates include:

  • George Washington University
  • University of Florida
  • Washington University of St. Louis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
  • Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France
  • San Diego State University
  • City University of New York
  • University of Bristol
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