128 careers advice results in total for Heritage

Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

Rachael Garrett, Preventive Conservation Intern

 8 August 2016

What does an internship in preventative conservation look like? We heard from Rachael Garrett who was employed through the Northern Ireland Creative Employment with the National Trust.

4 tips for a career in museums

 21 September 2015

For a career in museums you need to have the right approach to professional development, says Charlotte Holmes from the Museums Association. She offers 4 key career tips for surviving and thriving in museums.

Alex Whelan, museum project officer

 19 April 2015

Alex Whelan works as a project officer for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. He talked to us about what this heritage career involves, and why doing a paid internship was such a crucial step in helping him into the cultural sector.

Laurie Lambeth, dry stone waller

 1 April 2015

Laurie Lambeth is a dry stone waller for Lambeth Stonework. He was chosen as the winner of the Cultural Heritage Skills Award, as part of the the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015.

Callum McCaffrey, project joiner

 7 November 2014

Callum works for the National Trust, helping to maintain and restore historic properties. He has a passion for timber and his work brings him into contact with specialist materials that are not commonly found in less sensitive construction work.

6 tips for being a gallery curator

 20 August 2014

Héloïse Parke is the curator of The Aram Gallery, one of London’s only non-commercial contemporary design galleries. She offers six pieces of advice for working as a gallery curator.

“The client is after value and experience, so show them you can offer both” Image: Emma Metcalfe

10 myths about illustration

 31 May 2013

Emma is a freelance heritage illustrator, who works on trails, guidebooks and maps for stately homes and castles. She uses her own experiences to discuss ten myths about illustration.

Running heritage tours by bike

 17 May 2013

John Warland started Mind The Gap Tours, a tour company that guides visitors by bike to London heritage attractions. He shares how the idea began and his top 3 insights for running heritage tours.

Gallery Attendant, Sean Halliman, provides customer service to all museum visitors - including the Duchess of Cornwall. Image: Sean Halliman

Sean Halliman, gallery attendant

 22 April 2013

Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.

Lindsey Breaks works with exhibition objects and ensures that the right artefacts get to the right place on time.

Lindsey Breaks, international exhibitions

 9 April 2013

International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how she got started.

Tanya's work mixes heritage conservation with technical skill and artistic creativity.

An archaeological illustrator

 4 April 2013

As a specialist archaeological illustrator, Tanya Berks creates artistic reconstructions of archaeological sites, but also assists with land surveying, technical drawing, and conservation. She spoke about her career journey.

Image: A Wiener Library and Camden Council event featuring traditional Rwandan dancers and musicians from Sawston Community College.


 26 March 2013

Outreach workers help people engage with a heritage site who may not normally visit. They encourage diversity and ensure accessibility.

Enablers may run handling sessions to allow visitors to explore museum objects. Image: The Imperial War Museum.

Interactor/gallery enabler

 26 March 2013

Interactors and enablers help visitors understand and enjoy the site through interactive activities.

You could create resources such as gallery trails or content for a museum audio tour. Image: Birmingham Museums Trust.

Informal learning

 26 March 2013

Informal learning staff create and lead learning for adults and families, through activities including workshops and tours.

You could specialise in working with early years and primary pupils, secondary pupils or post-16. Image: Geffrye Museum.

Formal learning

 26 March 2013

Engaging school groups with a heritage organisation through workshops, courses and events.

Technicians need a wide range of skills and may come into this work as a second job. Image: The Imperial War Museum.


 26 March 2013

Technicians use practical skills to maintain exhibition spaces at heritage sites.

Exhibition researchers select objects to feature in the exhibition. Image: RBG Kew.

Exhibition researcher

 26 March 2013

Exhibition researchers come up with content and storylines for exhibitions.

Exhibition designers need skills in drawing and model making, and an interest in 3D design. Image: Birmingham Museums and Trust.

Exhibition design

 26 March 2013

Exhibition designers help visitors interact with collections at heritage sites by creating hands-on displays.

Helping visitors engage with the galleries is an important part of what a Gallery Learning Programmer does. Copyright: Geffrye Museum, Londo

Sarah Green, gallery learning programmer

 26 March 2013

Sarah mixed her passion for working with children with learning in a gallery. She shares the moment that she knew that heritage learning was the right career for her.

Interesting and cultural objects capture the imagination of children and adults, and help to make learning fun. Image: The Horniman Museum,

Zoe Carmichael, community learning

 26 March 2013

Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in community learning.

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