The Top 10 Fine Art Museums Jobs

You are an arts professional, so put your art expertise to good use. Why not work in one of the top fine art museums in the world? And be sure to brush up on your foreign language skills, as most of the museums listed require knowledge of its native tongue in order to be hired.

The Louvre Museum, Paris

France, Paris, Louvre, visitors looking at Mona Lisa
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"The Louvre is home to a host of different activities and specialisms. Most of its 2,000 staff, including curators, visitor services personnel etc., are public-sector employees. A range of other services, from electrical maintenance to graphic design and fire prevention, are contracted out."

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The British Museum, London

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Visitors walk in the Great Court of The British Museum on February 22, 2011 in London, England. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

"From gallery assistants to curators, janitors to administrators, whether they are managing the collections, visitors or resources, each member of the British Museum's 900 strong workforce helps to ensure that each of our five million annual visitors has a memorable visit and will come back again and again."

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The Met's Christmas Tree
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned Renaissance-style Christmas tree on display. Photo © Mario Tama / Getty Images

"Career opportunities in the Museum require all levels of training, experience, and education for positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas. The Museum's renowned Curatorial, Conservation, and Education Departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians."

"Throughout the year a variety of entry-level and professional career opportunities may become available in the administrative areas. Administrative departments, supporting the Museum's mission, employ staff in Facilities, Finance, Information Systems and Technology, Communications, Merchandising, Human Resources, and Development. Opportunities may also open up for individuals with a desire to work with Museum visitors and guests in the Special Events, Visitor Services, Security, and Retail Departments." More

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

the State Heritage Museum
Museum goers visit the Italian Skylight Halls at the State Hermitage Museum on June 19, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

"The Volunteer Service offers all interested members of the public to become acquainted with the work of the State Hermitage Museum and its staff, to participate directly in the preparation and running of various events, and also to work on a numerous number of interesting projects."

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Uffizi Gallery, Florence

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The world famous art museum, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. John Wang (c) Getty Images

Contact the Personnel Office of one of the oldest and most famous art museums.

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National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
General view of the 'Warhol: Headlines' exhibition opening in the East Building at the National Gallery of Art on October 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage

"The National Gallery of Art is a federal government institution and is required to conform to federal civil service regulations and procedures in filling its job vacancies. Most of our positions are federally funded; however, there are privately funded positions as well. United States citizenship is required for all federal jobs and for permanent privately funded positions."

"There are approximately 1,000 employees working at the National Gallery. While many positions require a background in art history, there are also numerous positions for employees involved with aspects of the museum's daily operations. Salespeople, security guards, and visitor service aides assist the millions of people visiting the Gallery each year. We also offer employment opportunities in library science, accounting, fundraising, facilities management, administration, information systems, and other technical areas.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Entrance of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland. Photo (c) David Toase / Getty Images

"Job vacancies are only available in Dutch on the Dutch version of this site."

"The Rijksmuseum offers internships at various departments. Internship requests (letter and cv) are welcome. Consideration of the request is only possible if the letter contains the following information: name of educational institution, department of interest, period and duration of​ the internship. Requests should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the internship." More

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Museo del Prado
Velazquez's famous painting Las Meninas at the Museo del Prado in Madrid on Sep. 8, 2003. Photo by Taller de Imagen (TDI)/Cover/Getty Images

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National Palace Museum, Taipei

Taiwan's National Palace Museum.
'Laozi Riding an Ox.' Artist: Zhang Lu (1464-1538). Taiwan's National Palace Museum Collection. Laozi Riding an Ox, Between 1368 and 1644. Artist: Zhang Lu (1464-1538) (Photo byPhoto by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

The National Palace Museum in Taipei has a link for jobs.

They also have a dynamic volunteer program for those studying Chinese culture.

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The Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Sistine Chapel
Pope Benedict XVI attends a meeting with invited artists at the Sistine Chapel on November 21, 2009 in Vatican City, Vatican to discuss renewing the alliance of art and the Church. Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/The Vatican-Pool/Getty Images

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