Living History Coordinator

What Does A Living History Coordinator Do?

A museum educator may do various things in a museum. The educator featured in the video, Ryan, oversees a living history program where people dress up as they did in the past to demonstrate skills, crafts, and trades seen during that time period.

How Do I Become A Living History Coordinator?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in public history or a related field is the minimum requirement to be a museum educator. A higher degree (master’s degree) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable.

What is the Average Salary For A Living History Coordinator?

High – 52,000
Median – 36,000
Low – 26,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Living History Coordinator?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Government
  • History

What Is The Work Environment For A Living History Coordinator?

Museum educators will typically work in museums and at historical sites.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Living History Coordinator?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Living History Coordinator?