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Emerging Museum Professionals Survey Preliminary Results

In the beginning of 2016 the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network released a survey for emerging museum professionals asking a myriad of questions to get a better idea of who we are. The survey received over 500 responses and provided us with some very useful information on how best to serve our network.

Below you can find the synopsis of the survey we conducted. In the coming months we hope to continue to break down this information to illuminate more useful patterns, which we will make available to you serially each month.

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How many years have you been in the museum field?


What is your museum employment status?


What is your highest level of education?


What is your gender?


How old are you?


What is your racial identity?


What type of area did you grow up in?


What is the highest level of education your parent(s) received?


If you are currently employed at a museum how long did it take you to get hired at your current position?


How long have you been looking for a museum job? Follow up from the above question for those who answered “Not Currently Working in a Museum.”


If you are currently employed at a museum how many internships have you done before finding your current position? 


If you are currently employed at a museum are you hourly or salary?


How much do you make annually?