How do I get into it?
The cultural heritage industry includes 6,000 organisations which range from small volunteer run to large public sector and independent institutions. There is high demand for a limited number of paid entry-level positions. (Creative Choices)
Museums and galleries increasingly look to position themselves at the heart of local communities and as a result call on a range of specialist skills and experience. There is still a role for what we think of as traditional museum professionals, but museums look for transferable skills and employ other professionals, including educators, craftspeople, designers, technicians, fundraisers and business people. (Museums Association).
Help and advice for those seeking a career in the creative industries, Including the following resources for the heritage industry;
Industry insights (48 entries)
Job profiles (59 entries)
Information is aimed at a younger audience but should be of interest.
Icon - the Institute of Conservation
Routes into conservation careers and ongoing professional development.
A graduate careers website with information on;
Information, research and analysis
A range of job profiles including museum, heritage and archivist roles.
What can I do with my degree?
Includes pages on options with History and History of Art qualifications.