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Careers in Museums, Galleries and Heritage


During your studies, you’ll learn skills that you will put into action in the modern workplace. Some may be very related to your particular field of study, and some may be more general and open up opportunities where talents on areas like research and communication are the passport to a dynamic career. 

At Careers in Museums, Galleries and Heritage Day in February 2019, you had the opportunity to meet alumni and experts in the field who gave an insider’s perspective into your graduate job opportunities. There was also a drop-in session at the College Archives where some of Royal Holloway’s most revered archives were on display. Archivist Annabel Valentine was also there to share what a career in archives involves and gave advice on how best to enter the profession and related roles.

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Working in this sector

A career in museums, galleries and the heritage sector is an option for graduates of history, classics, and other Humanities subjects. Sometimes there are niche roles for graduates from other departments e.g. work in a science centre or museum, so if you are interested in shining a modern light on the past, there are options for students across the College.

In the UK, the cultural sector is supported by national and local government bodies. As a result, there are interesting roles for graduates nationwide.

Volunteer in the College's Art and Archives Collections

By volunteering with our art and archive collection teams, you'll have the opportunity to upskill, gain professional experience and work closely with our on-campus experts.

Email the Art Collections team or the Archives team.

Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

From archivist to Heritage Manager and Museum Director check out the Museum roles they have listed.

Find a job, get recruited

With up to 2,000 jobs advertised every week, JobsOnline is a great place to search for graduate jobs and schemes, part-time jobs, summer internships, and insight days. Go to the 'Jobs' tab and filter by job type, sector and location.

Explore now.

You may also find jobs on the following websites:


Careers in archives

- Careers in archive conservation


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