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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • antiquities/antiques dealer
  • archivist
  • art dealer/appraiser
  • author/screenwriter
  • cultural affairs officer
  • curator
  • editor/publisher
  • education planner/researcher
  • event planner
  • exhibit designer/planner
  • film/TV researcher/consultant
  • gallery manager
  • historian
  • historical museum administrator
  • historical site guide
  • librarian
  • movie prop/costume designer
  • museum director
  • preservationist/conservator
  • production assistant (film/TV)
  • script supervisor
  • stage/set designer
  • teacher/educator/professor
  • travel consultant/writer

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • advertisers/marketers
  • art galleries
  • community service organizations
  • entertainment organizations
  • fairs/cultural programs
  • historical sites
  • libraries
  • media companies
  • museums
  • retail organizations
  • special events organizations
  • theatres/performing arts centres

Online Resources

  • Ontario Classical Association
  • Canadian Museums Association
  • Classical and Medieval Numismatic Society
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • Society for Classical Studies

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • field technician
  • historical interpreter
  • special investigation desk staff

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: 19th Century Studies, Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archaeology.
  • College program: Museum Studies and Curatorship, Artist Blacksmith.
  • Bachelor's degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • assistant conservator
  • assistant curator
  • assistive technologies consultant
  • education coordinator
  • program analyst
  • support rockstar

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand how philosophy, culture, history and the context of a time influences present and future culture, society, community relationships and social/political development.
  • Assess the potential impact of historical developments on modern society.
  • Understand, examine and assess the historical/cultural roots of modern social institutions and other cultural phenomena, and make recommendations for future planning and development.
  • Research and identify the basis and development of artistic and literary styles.
  • Form an appreciation of the culture and history of a given historical period and its place in history.
  • Assess the accuracy of historical information, costume and context and provide direction and input on the development and use of historical reference, materials and props.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication Skills

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing, including arguing persuasively using relevant evidence.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.

Contact Us:

Kristine Dyck (Senior Administrative Assistant)

E: kdyck@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3459
Office Location: DAWB 4-148