What qualifications do I need to work in a museum UK?

The work is open to all graduates with a good undergraduate qualification, but you may be at an advantage if you have a relevant degree such as archaeology, archive and museum studies, art conservation, history or education.

Can I work in a museum with a biology degree?

You’ll generally need a master’s degree in the museum’s field (e.g. art history for an art museum, biology for a natural history museum). For smaller museums a bachelor’s degree may be enough.

How much do museum workers make UK?

Salary. The annual salary for assistant curators is around £18,000 to £25,000, depending on location and responsibilities. Typical salaries at a higher level, for those with experience, range from £26,000 to £35,000. Salaries at senior level such as lead curator or head of collections can exceed £40,000.

Can I work in a museum without a degree?

Once you have gained enough experience already by doing different kind of museum works, working on different kind of tasks (either as a paid employee or an intern or even a volunteer), get the whole concept and idea of museum jobs, then a degree in museum studies is not necessary for you to get a museum job.

How do I become a museum curator UK?

A good honours degree is generally the minimum academic entry requirement, and a pre-entry postgraduate qualification is also usually required – either a PhD in your specialism, or a Masters or diploma in museum and/or gallery studies. Search postgraduates courses in museum studies.

Is working in a museum hard?

A museum career is simultaneously one of the most rewarding and frustrating endeavors you’ll ever undertake. There’s a lot of competition for a limited pool of jobs, the compensation tends to be “not great,” the hours can be killer and you’re going to end up working when you’d rather be with your friends or family.