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Gallery, Museum and Tour Guide

Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums, and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.

Overview

Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums, and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.

Day-to-day

  • meeting and greeting visitors
  • controlling visitors' access to exhibits
  • ensuring safety of collections
  • maintaining attendance records
  • planning and rearranging schedules and itineraries
  • planning, organising and conducting tours
  • arranging transportation and accommodation for visitors following planned itineraries
  • arranging entry to places of interest
  • answering questions, providing commentaries, issuing brochures and tour literature, showing audiovisual presentations, and explaining features and procedures at tour sites
  • may assist with installing and dismantling exhibits.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,374 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Gallery, Museum and Tour Guide

  • You can work as a Gallery, Museum or Tour Guide without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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