Category Archives: careers in heritage

career videos with careers information and careers advice featuring interviews with young apprentices, entrepreneurs and employees working in the heritage sector including interviews with young people working in museums, galleries, working in conservation, working in archaeology

Archaeologist

Archaeologist

Not a member but want to watch this interview? Angus (24) chose archaeology as a career because he enjoyed history at school and wanted to have a career where he could be physically active and work outdoors. He describes work … Take me to the video

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Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer (Assistant)

Louise (aged 25) describes the roles of restorers and conservators working on the collections at The Discovery Museum and talks about the need for good chemistry and physics for conservation work plus plenty of patience. She also talks about her … Take me to the video

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Heritage Conservation Scientist

Heritage Conservation Scientist

Philippa (25) is a Materials Scientist specialising in Heritage Conservation and studying for a PhD in Textile Technology. This combines her love of science and passion for history. She has worked on coins, prints and ceramics at the British Museum … Take me to the video

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Property Manager (National Trust)

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Rebecca (28) looks after a National Trust property.  She is responsible for making sure the public enjoy their visits to the property and enough income is generated from admission sales, special events and sales of  food and retail goods to … Take me to the video

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Visitor Services Manager

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Bex (27) works at Tyntesfield, a property owned by the National Trust. It is her job to plan, market and organise an exciting programme of events that will increase visitor numbers to the property. As well as strong creative and … Take me to the video

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Museum Assistant Front of House

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Daniel (26) works at a museum on Hadrian’s Wall. He looks after visitors, gives guided tours, helps with basic maintenance and the setting up of exhibits, and takes his turn as duty officer. At school he enjoyed history and did … Take me to the video

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Hair and Wig Artist

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Gemma (24) leads the team that maintain the hair and wigs of  the waxworks at Madame Tussauds.  She starts at 7.30 every day in order to check the condition of the waxworks before the visitors arrive and do quick ‘tidy-ups’ … Take me to the video

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