A Museum or Gallery Curator acquires, cares for, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and inspire the public.
You’ll usually need a degree and a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject like:
- museum or heritage studies
- archaeology or ancient history
- natural sciences
You could also start out as an assistant curator.
Paid or unpaid work experience will also be essential.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Career Path and Progression
With experience you could progress to senior curator.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Museum assistant
National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE. Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.
Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.
- A strong interest
- knowledge of artefacts
- art or your relevant subject area
- creative flair
- good organisation and planning skills
- attention to detail
- able to work well in a team
- a flexible approach to work
- good research skills
- project management skills
- self motivated
- excellent communication skills.
£16,000 to £26,000