59 Job profiles in total for Heritage

Admission and bookings staff are responsible for organising ticketing systems for entry.

Admission and bookings

 12 March 2013

Admission and bookings staff are responsible for overseeing ticketing systems for entry to heritage venues.

Recording and interpreting information.

Archaeological illustrator

 21 February 2011

Archaeological illustrators work in cultural heritage to record, interpret and disseminate information. It is a growing field within archaeology as a whole, due to modern computer and printing technologies. Illustrative material is included in nearly all academic archaeological documents. It is also increasingly a method of study in its own right.

Help with identification and analysis on sites.

Archaeological scientist

 16 February 2011

Archaeological scientists carry out a range of very specific archaeological functions. They also work directly with archaeologists in specialist areas. They bring specialist skills to help with identification, recovery and analysis on sites.

The day-to-day tasks of an archaeologist can vary, depending on where they work.


 12 March 2013

Archaeologists find out about the past by studying ancient sites and objects.

Archive assistants need a good knowledge of the contents of the archive so they can help with enquiries.

Archive Assistant

 10 May 2012

Archives are unique collections of original historical records and documents which provide a permanent record of the past.

Archivists look after the material in an archive to make sure it is preserved for the future.


 12 March 2013

Archivists look after historical documents to make sure they are preserved for the future.

Moving and handling art works.

Art handler

 16 February 2011

Art handlers work with a variety of people to move and handle art works. They may have to work with registrars, security staff, curators and exhibition organisers.

Managing people and buildings.

Arts administrator

 17 February 2011

Administrators in the visual arts sector are responsible for the effective operation of events or institutions. They work in areas such as accountancy, fundraising, publicity and customer care. They also organise exhibitions and manage people and buildings.

Working with food and drink supplies is one of the tasks that catering includes. Image: RBG Kew.


 12 March 2013

Catering staff can work in a range of facilities in heritage sites, including restaurants, cafes and kiosks. They may also cater for events and functions.

The collections manager oversees the physical condition of the collection. Image: Birmingham Museums and Trust.

Collections manager

 12 March 2013

A collections manager deals with the physical condition of the collection, making it accessible to as many people as possible.

Conservation officer

 17 February 2011

Conservation officers in the cultural heritage sector give advice and control the management of historic places. They can work on a number of sites including buildings, monuments, gardens or areas of historic interest. The intention is to either retain or enhance historic places to a good operational standard.

Conservation worker

 17 February 2011

Conservation workers in the cultural heritage sector improve the condition of objects and places of historical interest. They may be responsible for a specific area of work such as historic buildings, sites, collections or works of art.

Conservators examine each item to assess and record damage.


 12 March 2013

Conservators can work on all items in a heritage collection, from textiles to buildings. They are concerned with items' physical conditions.

Curators are responsible for the development of the collection, right the way to the final display. Image: RBG Kew.


 12 March 2013

Curators are responsible for managing and developing the collection, making sure it is kept and displayed appropriately.

Development staff

 17 February 2011

Development staff in cultural heritage help to deliver a range of initiatives to a local area. They work with others to establish, develop and manage cultural heritage related activities. This includes working with a range of partners to ensure a local strategy for heritage meets its aims and objectives.

Jodrell mycology collection

Documentation staff

 12 March 2013

As well as recording items in the collection, documentation staff keep records of the activities of the collection.

Douglas Carstairs, tour guide.

Education staff

 23 March 2011

Arts education staff in the creative industries support teachers and development workers in cultural venues. They work in art centres, galleries, theatres and other venues to provide an educational experience. They may work with individual children or visitors, small groups or a whole class.

Event managers organise and plan events for all ages and backgrounds. Image: Imperial War Museum.

Event manager

 12 March 2013

Event managers coordinate and plan events, such as exhibition openings and fundraising parties.

Events staff

 21 February 2011

Events staff work with centre and gallery and theatre managers to deliver an event. They manage, organise and oversee the running of a venue or function. They are responsible for coordinating all the arrangements such as room bookings, catering and special effects or promotional items.

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.

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