A portrait of an ancient Egyptian The heritage and museums management industry comprises all those who collect, preserve, study and communicate the past, present and future in order to develop and promote understanding and curiosity. It consists of a variety of organisations, institutions, sector bodies and individuals that operate at a national level. A core part of the industry is publicly funded... (National Careers Service)

Heritage and Museums Management

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  • WetFeet - an online careers library with guides on a range of subjects

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Recommended websites


  • JobsLive - search for employers and jobs
  • Arts Council England - the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery. They have a huge range of online publications, including a guide to internships in the arts sector, as well as details of how they support museums and other projects
  • Creative Choices - the careers website for the creative and cultural skills sector council in the UK. The website is a great source of further information on heritage & museums management, including job profiles, case studies, and insight articles by those working in the sector

Heritage & Museums

  • Careers in Conservation - an introduction to conserving cultural heritage from the Institute of Conservation
  • Careers in Museums - a Creative Choices article looking at museum careers in management, education, archives, and genealogy
  • English Heritage - English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. It looks after the National Heritage Collection of historic sites, over 500,000 objects and 12 million photographs in their public archives
  • 'From Volunteering to a Career'- an article by Rosanna Daubney, assistant project conservator at the Museum of Childhood
  • Museums Association - the Museums Association is a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage. Their careers page has information on starting out in the sector, what employers look for in applicants, and guidlines for internships
  • National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) - funded placements, on-the-job training and free expert advice for any individual, organisation or business interested in the heritage building sector
  • NHTG: Building Conservation and Restoration Careers [pdf] - the NHTG have produced a information booklet on careers in building conservation/restoration
  • Nine Tips for Good Volunteering - tips for anybody thinking of volunteering in the cultural heritage sector
  • 'Working in a Stately Home' - a Creative Choices article interviewing employees working at the Chatsworth stately home heritage site


Professional bodies

Heritage & Museums