Museum Attendant


Museum attendants work in the public spaces of museums, greeting visitors and attending to enquiries, and ensuring the protection of exhibits.

Duties & Tasks

Museum attendants may perform the following tasks:

  • conduct tours of museums or galleries
  • answer enquiries
  • direct visitors to specific exhibits
  • give visitors information about exhibits
  • control visitors' access to exhibits
  • check that all visitors have departed at closing time
  • prevent unauthorised entry
  • inspect membership cards, admission passes and tickets
  • patrol the museum or gallery to ensure security.

Working Conditions

Museum attendants generally work indoors but may be required to travel with exhibitions and displays.

Personal Requirements

  • interested in museums or art galleries
  • able to process large amounts of information
  • outgoing and friendly nature
  • good communication skills
  • able to handle groups of people with ease.

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