Career outlook for museum assistant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help people enjoy and get the most out of visiting a museum. You’d be responsible for keeping valuable exhibits safe from accidents or deliberate damage.
You’d look after the visitors, answer their questions and help them find their way around the building.
- Patrol the building to monitor security and make sure the exhibits are in good order
- Talk to visitors and help them with their enquiries
- Help curators and other senior staff to move and change displays and exhibitions
It’s a responsible job where you need to be aware of security issues. The items on display could be unique and very valuable. You’d need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time and react quickly in an emergency.
In some smaller museums with fewer staff, you might also:
- Issue entrance tickets
- Serve customers in the museum shop
- Do administration
- Clean the building
It would be important to be interested in museums, galleries and the heritage sector.
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