Becoming a Gallery or Museum Guide
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Becoming a Gallery or Museum Guide

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Also known as Gallery or Museum Attendant.
Answers inquiries and directs and guides visitors in a gallery or museum.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $38,479
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 100

What does a Gallery or Museum Guide do?

  • 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

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