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


  • 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.


  • stressful.

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.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Cash Handling

  • Presentation Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • Administration support

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