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History Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical historyinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample History interview questions.

Historian    
-Do you have experience transcribing?
-What makes you an expert on historical facts?
-Tell me about your experience? What makes you the right person for this job? Do you have a problem moving for work?
-Walk me through your research process when you are at archives.
-Name one thing that you would have to say is your biggest flaw.
-What did you gain from your university studies?

Museum Curator
-Why did you choose to work as a museum curator?
-What do you find important about preserving history?
-Have you been to any museum exhibitions recently?
-Have you been to any galleries recently?
-What did you like/dislike about the galleries/exhibitions?
-How would you organize information about an upcoming gallery?
-Is there a specific time period in which you are most interested?
-What do you think is the primary challenge facing museums today?
-How do you feel about interactive exhibitions?
-Where would you like your career to be in 10 years?
-What approach would you use to make your exhibitions more acceptable?
-What situations might occur that would cause you to cancel/rethink an exhibition?
-What tools do you believe are most effective for marketing your exhibitions?
-Are you comfortable travelling to find new pieces for an exhibition?
-What were your favorite museum studies classes in college?
-Are you comfortable traveling to find new pieces for an exhibition?
-How do you make exhibitions appropriate a mix range of ages?
-How would you make an exhibitions interactive?
-Which museum exhibitions did you enjoy the most and why?

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