Publishing Career Builder Series: Careers in Museum Publishing

Publishing Master's Program CareerBuilder Series

Walking into a museum, such as the National Gallery of Art or the National Museum of the American Indian, the first thought that occurs to you may necessarily not be: “This might be a great publisher to work for!” Yet many museums and cultural institutions, large and small, have robust publishing departments, producing beautiful books, exhibition catalogs, magazines, journals, and other content, providing the potential for a rewarding career in museum publishing, from editorial to production, art and design, and more.

Panelists: In this month’s Publishing CareerBuilder, we will hear from experienced museum and cultural institution publishers, including: 

  • Emily Zoss, Managing Editor for Research Publications at the National Gallery of Art; 
  • Martina Kado, Director of Publications, Maryland Center for History and Culture; 
  • Tanya Thrasher (Cherokee Nation), Manager, Office of Publications and Editor-in-Chief, American Indian Magazine, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; and 
  • Becky Clark, Director, Library of Congress Publishing Office.

Join us for this exciting Publishing CareerBuilder, to learn about their career paths, how they got into museum publishing, and what skills and experience will be helpful for you in preparing for a career in museum publishing.


  • Nicole Mintz, Career Services Director, College of Professional Studies, George Washington University
  • John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor, MPS in Publishing, George Washington University