Elizabeth L.

Museum Education Officer
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About me

Elizabeth L.
United Kingdom

My employment

Museum Education Officer
Northampton Borough Council
United Kingdom
Library, museum and information services
Small business (0-49 employees)
£17,500 approx
£19, 500 approx (full time salary)

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A day in the life of a Museum Education Officer in the United Kingdom

How I looked for work

Specific Museum websites.
Museum Journal
Group for Education in Museums (GEM) website
Museum Jobs website.
University of Leicester Museum Studies jobs desk.

How I found out about the job

Online jobs board

Courses taken since graduation

Ma in Museum Studies from Leicester University

How my studies have helped my career

I undertook an MA as I was told that this was necessary to work in the sector. I think it was a huge help but volunteer experience also played a crucial role. During my job I didn't really use anything I learnt on my MA and it was not considered an asset by my employers.

My advice about working in my industry

Lots of volunteer experience in Museums, make sure you are doing something hands on. It is an opportunity to try out lots of different areas of the museum and heritage sector too, you may find you love collections or enjoy interacting more with the public on Front of House or Education.
Volunteering can also lead to contacts in the industry, which may prove useful in a competitive market.

Contacting me

Anything about working/volunteering in Museums.

What I do

I am now a teacher but I used to be an Education Officer for a local authority Museum Service.

What I like most

Loved working in my area of interest - history!
The variety in my job.
Working with a range of people - children and adults of all ages.
Flexible hours.

What I like least

Councils and Museums sometimes have different priorities.

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