If doing a Modern Apprenticeship you would complete the Diploma in Cultural Venue Operations at SCQF Level 6.
Some employers provide on the job training leading to relevant qualifications.
Your induction training would include learning all about the museum and its exhibits, and perhaps include first aid and sales training.
Most large museums and heritage centres have well-established volunteer programmes and provide training for their volunteer attendants.
You might go on to study for the SVQ in Museums and Galleries Practice at SCQF Level 7.
With experience on the job you may be able to become a supervisor.
There are more chances for promotion in larger museums in major cities.
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:
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.