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Museums, Archives and Archaeology

The idea of working in this environment appeals to many graduates, particularly those who have studied history, classics and archaeology.

Jobs are not plentiful and many are short-term contracts, and job security can be an issue for some entrants. Work experience is extremely important and postgraduate courses may be a requirement for entry into some areas. Most work experience is often gained through volunteering however there are a limited number of paid positions for students and graduates.

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Job and Information Resources

Additional Resources

General cultural/ heritage links

  • English Heritage - background information about historical sites and buildings around the UK, news and events.  Jobs information on the "About Us" pages
  • National Trust - site includes jobs pages
  • Institute of Conservation - organisation offering bursaries for museum and archive conservation projects

Museums

Archives

 Archaeology

Post Graduate Study and Professional Development