So, in addition to being a private detective–apparently, there are lots of public history skills you will not be picking up in graduate school. To get an idea of what you might actually need to prepare for, here are a few professionals to offer some suggestions.
Michelle Zupan, “What They Don’t Teach You In Grad School: A Historic House Director Fills in the Blanks,” Views From the Porch, January 7, 2016.
Joan Baldwin, “The Museum Leadership Pipeline,” Leadership Matters, January 19, 2016.
And read the comments on the Baldwin piece.