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.

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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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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:



The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Creative and Cultural Skills
Tel: 020 7015 1800
Twitter: @CCskills

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

Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
Tel: 0131 668 8600
Twitter: @HistEnvScot

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
Twitter: @MuseumsAssoc

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Culture and Heritage

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