How to become a Museum Attendant

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

Personal requirements of a Museum Attendant

  • 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

Education & Training for a Museum Attendant

You can work as a museum attendant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Employers usually prefer those who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the collection. Carrying out volunteer work may improve employment prospects. You can also become a museum attendant through an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.




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