Cover letter for a museum curator(5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a museum curator.”

Samples of museum curator cover letters

To get a museum curator position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a museum curator cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Museum curator cover letters”

“Dear Mrs. Phillips,

I was very excited to see your opening for a Museum Curator in the Los Angeles Times as I have recently relocated to the area. My education, a Master’s Degree in Archeology as well as the twenty years of experience that I have would make me the perfect fit for your museum.

At my previous museum, I was in charge of display set up and bringing in temporary displays to bring a new interest into the museum. This museum was a small one and I was the only curator that was in residence. I am only seeking a new position because I needed to move in order to grow as a curator and feel that my previous position held me back.

I am looking to grow with your museum and know that my experience with many different genres that I dealt in at my last employer would be a benefit. I personally am attracted to the prospect of traveling to bring in new pieces and full displays for the museum that I am attached to.

A meeting to get into more detail about my dreams for your museum would be in both of our interests. I can be reached by calling (555)-555-5555 or through emailing [email] I am available at any time and look forward to meeting you.


Brittany Vallejo

Brittany Vallejo”

Sample 2: “Museum curator cover letters”


Evan G. Philip

2878 Arbutus Drive

Miami, FL 33179

Phone: 305-914-8924

Email ID:



Scott L. Newman

Hiring Manager

Miami Art Museum

3533 Oxford Court

Miami, FL 33130

Dear Mr. Newman,

In response to your advertisement in December 2011’s edition of Art Today, for the post of a museum curator at your renowned Miami Art museum, I am writing this letter in order to state my intent on applying for the aforementioned job position based on my credentials and experience in this field.

I have been working as a curator at the Washington Museum, Miami, FL for the last seven years and as an assistant curator at the Lincoln Memorial Museum, Tampa, FL for a period of four years. Detailed job descriptions and functions at these two places are stated in my resume which has been attached along with this letter for your reference.

In performing my role as a museum curator, I have conducted several tasks such as acquiring new items for the museum from various sources and performing regular maintenance checks on current items, regardless of their value. I have also helped in formulating an extensive security plan for the museum to prevent the theft or misuse of any items by visitors or miscreants.

Based on my skilled experience in this field, I believe I am perfectly suited for the job position of a museum curator at your well renowned museum and would strive hard to give my best to help the museum grow, if selected for the job.

Please feel free to contact me on my details provided above if you have any queries regarding my profile.

Sincerely yours,

Evan G. Philip



Sample 3: “Museum curator cover letters”

“Dear (Hiring Manager’s name),

I request you to consider my enclosed resume for the position of new Museum Curator with the (Hiring company name). My experience and academic qualification in museum curatorial and archivist coordination, along with my stellar interpersonal and research skills would reap in benefit your organization.

At my previous workplace at (Old Museum Name), I was in charge of display set up, and bringing in temporary displays to bring a new interest into the museum. Some of the other accomplishments that I bring along with me include –

  • Worked at (Old Company name) for 3 years, and was responsible for all facets of job description from soliciting artwork, to designing venue spaces, to educating visitors, to creating marketing pieces and arts research.
  • Overseeing comprehensive tasks including piece selection, art assembly, report generation, database management, and event coordination for the (Gallery name).
  • Serving as Guest Curator for three exhibits at the (gallery name) and coordinated all show aspects including conception, layout design, and piece solicitation.
  • Completing an independent archival project, inspecting and writing damage reports for around 325 quarantined artifacts as an intern with the (Museum Name).
  • Demonstrating expertise in preserving, and protecting archival materials, including tracking all collection items.

Earned degree in (Degree name) from (University name) and currently pursuing a Master’s degree in (PG name) expected in (2022).

With my solid experience in curatorial responsibilities, and advanced museum studies qualification, I am looking to grow with your museum and I understand that my experience with different genres that I have dealt with previously would be an added benefit to your Museum. Having said this, I love to travel and bring in new pieces and displays for the museum that I am attached to.

I look forward to discussing the position in further detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4: “Museum curator cover letters”

“I am excited to be applying for the Museum Curator position at the Historical Museum. I have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto and more than five years of experience working in various museum settings. I am confident that I have the skills and experience necessary to successfully manage the Historical Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

I have a strong background in museum collections management, having worked most recently as the Collections Manager at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In this role, I was responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for the care and management of the museum’s collection of more than 90,000 objects. I also created and managed the budget for the department, oversaw the work of two staff members, and conducted regular collections reviews.

I also have experience developing and implementing exhibitions. I was the Curator for an exhibition on Canadian photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and I have also curated exhibitions for smaller museums. I have a strong understanding of the principles of exhibition design and how to create exhibitions that are both engaging and educational for visitors.

I am confident that I can be an asset to the Historical Museum and am eager to discuss how my skills and experience can benefit your institution. I look forward to hearing from you.”

Sample 5: “Museum curator cover letters”

“I am writing to apply for the Museum Curator position that was recently advertised on the museum’s website. I am confident that I have the skills and qualifications that you are looking for, and I am eager to put my experience to work in this role.

I have been working as a Museum Curator for the past three years, and during that time I have gained extensive experience in all aspects of the job. I am knowledgeable about all aspects of museum operations, from collections management to exhibit design. I am also an expert in public programming and have successfully planned and executed a wide variety of programs that have attracted large audiences.

I am a highly organized and detail-oriented individual, and I have a proven track record of completing projects on time and within budget. I am also an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, and I have excellent interpersonal skills. I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your museum, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further with you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of museum curator cover letters

How do you write a cover letter for a museum job?

How to write a museum cover letter

  • Opening statement.
  • Why you are a perfect candidate for the bank.
  • Why you chose the museum.
  • Closing statement.

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“I am writing in response to your advertisement posted about a requirement for the IT position in {Name of Institution}. I would like to apply for the position. I received my Diploma in IT two years back and have since worked as an IT specialist in the pre-primary section at {Name of institution}.”

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