Are you passionate about history, art or science? As a genealogist, you might be an ideal candidate as an employee at many museums.
The United States has more than 17,000 museums, according to the American Association of Museums (AAM) at http://www.aam-us.org/. Whether you live in a metropolis or in the country, chances are you can find a nearby museum for a second career or volunteer position. Check your state's museum association for a list of museums and job opportunities in your region.
Curator and archivist are the predominant roles in museums, although publicists, fundraisers, event planners, information technology experts, plumbers, electricians, drivers and retail specialists are also needed. Taxidermists, book conservators, photographers, landscape professionals and other workers may also find opportunities.
You can learn more in an article by Sally Barber in the SecondAct.com web site at http://www.secondact.com/2011/12/how-to-launch-a-museum-career/
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