Career Details

Living History Coordinator - Museum Educator

Career Overview

A museum educator may do various things in a museum. The educator featured in the video, Ryan, oversees a living history program where people dress up as they did in the past to demonstrate skills, crafts, and trades seen during that time period.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in public history or a related field is the minimum requirement to be a museum educator. A higher degree (master's degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$26,000 /yr
$36,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • History
  • Government
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

Museum educators will typically work in museums and at historical sites.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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