Danielle S.

House Steward
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About me

Danielle S.
Archaeology
Archaeology and Conservation Studies
Taught Postgraduate
Goodricke
2003
United Kingdom

My employment

House Steward
National Trust
United Kingdom
Charity and voluntary sector / Library, museum and information services / Tourism, leisure and hospitality
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a House Steward in the United Kingdom

helping to conserve items

What I do

House Steward for the National Trust. I help look after the collection and engage with visitors.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Team working, communication, social media and problem solving.

What I like most

Its hard to pick one thing, but helping to conserve items so that current and future visitors can enjoy. I also love working as a team to achieve this.

What I like least

I don't think I have anything I don't enjoy.

What surprised me most

So many different parts to my job, makes it interesting every day.

How I looked for work

I searched for work a long time, I started looking for jobs throughout my Masters degree. I did 4 other jobs coming out of uni before managing to get this job. I kept talking to my boss, and asking for help about writing my CV and job applications. I looked on specific heritage websites such as the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Houses Association, as well as general websites such as indeed.co.uk and the Guardian.

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

The recruitment process

I applied online through their website, and had a formal interview.

My career goals when I graduated

I always wanted to work in heritage.

My career history

Finished uni - searching for work - found work as a Visitor Services Assistant, Visitor Reception Assistant and Conservation Assistant - House Steward

How my studies have helped my career

Gaining knowledge of heritage.

My advice to students considering work

It may take time to get there, but keep trying.

Next steps...

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