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05-20-2008, 10:42 PM
I'm trying to steer my education towards working as a curator. I'm getting my B.A. in the Classics and getting my first masters in Library Science. I have not decided on the second, and hoping to use it to hone my specific interest, but finding programs is difficult.
I was wondering if any INTJ's had gone to work in this field. Are you enjoying it? Any pointers, or any discussion about the career and the preceeding academics.
05-25-2008, 07:35 PM
I too have thought about working in this field.
I am a semester away from graduating (with a B.A. in Communications -film concentration- and Philosophy)
I think INTJs would like working in Libraries or museums because it seems like a mellow job. Lots of alone time if you're an archivist; which is something I would like to do (film archivist).
04-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Just stumbled on this thread... I completed my library science degree last year and have been working as an archivist for the past year. I love it!
04-25-2009, 08:42 PM
I was actually intending to go to school for a double major in art history and classics. I switched to acting last minute, though.
04-27-2009, 10:31 AM
My plan upon graduating last year was to go into Archiving... but to get onto the Masters here you need to have worked in an Archive already, and I'm having trouble getting any kind of experience... it's beyond frustrating.
04-28-2009, 08:42 AM
I'm apparently a lot older than y'all, but I've had an MLS for several years and absolutely love it. I don't think I could be an archivist for an extended period, though, because now that I'm older, I find that I need more human interaction. I actually enjoy being a public librarian, but am still considering switching to an academic library, if I can get myself qualified (most university libraries--at least in the US--require a second masters degree in a subject area for collection development expertise).
I remember taking a course in museum curatorship while in school and enjoyed it, but thought it centered a bit too much on collecting than I wanted, although on reflection, I think there would be plenty of research necessary to keep the collection dynamic and interesting.
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