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Museum Assistant or Visitor Assistant

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Museum assistants or visitor assistants give information and help to visitors. They may also help set up exhibitions, clean displays, take entrance money and sell items in the museum shop.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Museum or visitor assistants' salaries can be in the range of £18,000 to £21,000 a year, depending on responsibility and length of experience. Salaries for supervisory roles are around £30,000 a year.

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Job Outlook Scotland

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
6684
3.5 %
RISE
2029
6921
  United Kingdom
2024
68748
2.7 %
RISE
2029
70578

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More Information

According to the Museums Galleries Scotland website, there are more than 400 museums and galleries in Scotland. They vary in size from the National Museum of Scotland, with many employees, to small local museums and galleries.

The Creative and Cultural Skills website has a careers section called Creative Choices which covers careers information, jobs and opportunities in the heritage and culture sector.

The following recruitment websites may be useful when looking for employment:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
Tel: 0131 668 8600
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.scot
Twitter: @HistEnvScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historicenvscotland

Historic Environment Scotland is the new lead public body for the country's historic environment. It brings together Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monumnents of Scotland.

Museums Association
Tel: 020 7566 7800
E-mail: info@museumsassociation.org
Website: https://www.museumsassociation.org/home
Twitter: @MuseumsAssoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsAssoc

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Culture and Heritage

Libraries and Information Science

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