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Museum Assistant or Visitor Centre Assistant

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Museum assistants or visitor services 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

You could be:

Pay

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

Museum or visitor centre assistants' salaries can be in the range of £13,500 to £17,500 a year, depending on responsibility and length of experience. Salaries for supervisory roles are up to around £25,000 a year.

Conditions

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Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
6153
0.2 %
RISE
2024
6164
  United Kingdom
2019
63857
2.2 %
RISE
2024
65236

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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:

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
E-mail: info@ccskills.org.uk
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/
Website (2): https://ccskills.org.uk/careers
Twitter: @CCskills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccskills

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. Creative Choices is their career information website.

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: http://www.museumsassociation.org/
Twitter: @MuseumsAssoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsAssoc

Museums Galleries Scotland
Tel: 0131 550 4100
E-mail: admin@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @MuseumsGalScot

National Trust for Scotland (NTS)
Tel: 0131 458 0200
Website: http://www.nts.org.uk
Twitter: @N_T_S
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustforScotland

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