Bethany H.

Museum Interpreter
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About me

Bethany H.
History of Art
English and History of Art
Undergraduate
Goodricke
2007
United Kingdom

My employment

Museum Interpreter
National Media Museum
United Kingdom
Library, museum and information services
2008
£20000~5000
£20000~5000

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A day in the life of a Museum Interpreter in the United Kingdom

What I do

My duties include: Working within a small team in a busy learning department to devise, develop and deliver media related workshops and talks for Key Stage 2-4 school groups, adult SEN groups, senior citizens, family and community groups; to research and develop the museum’s adult programme including delivering adult courses creative writing and the history of photography; to develop and deliver a multi-faceted ESOL programme; to work with the exhibitions team to develop and deliver talks and acitivities based on the temporary exhibitions; writing promotional copy for the advertising of our events and workshops.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Both my degrees and voluntary work at York Minster Library.

Degree skills:
Research skills and knowledge.

Extracurricular skills:
Practical hertiage experience.

What I like most

The variety of tasks and educating others on our collections.

What I like least



What would I change? I would have done more work experience at university.

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

Courses taken since graduation

MA History of Art

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I would like to work in the exhibitions department.

My advice to students considering work

Do lots of work placements whilst you are at university.

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