Gallery and Museum Guide

Gallery or Museum Guides answer inquiries and direct and guide visitors in galleries or museums.

Overview

Gallery or Museum Guides answer inquiries and direct and guide visitors in galleries or museums.

Day-to-day

  • meets and greets visitors
  • controls visitors' access to exhibits
  • plans, organises and conducts tours
  • arranges entry to places of interest
  • answers questions, provides commentaries, issues brochures and tour literature, shows audio-visual presentations, and explains components and procedures at tour sites
  • may assist with installing and dismantling exhibits.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Gallery and Museum Guide

  • You can work as a Gallery or Museum Guide without formal qualifications, however, a course in art, information and cultural service, tourism or guiding may be useful. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

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