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Living (and working) in the Past – careers in the UK museum and heritage industry.

Organisation: Newcastle Castle

Age: 14 - 19

Duration: 1 day

Industry: Tourism

Application deadline: 04/07/2023

Dates: 19/07/2023 - 19/07/2023

Timings: 10:00 - 14:00

Type: Virtual insight day

Join our team at Newcastle Castle for our introduction to “Heritage” session where we answer the questions you need to know.

What is it, what size is the industry, what kind of sites are we talking about and do you need a History degree to work in heritage (the answer is definitely not btw!)

Through this insight day you will learn:

  • About the different roles available in museums and historical sites.
  • How does a museum and historical site operate?
  • How can you start a career in heritage including hearing about;
  1. Management and Front of House: Covering the basics of running a visitor attraction, customer service skills and so on
  2. Retail: Museum shops, what do they sell and how does that relate to the site?
  3. Events: Cultural events, family events for school holidays, why do museums put on events?
  4. Marketing: Advertising your museum, digital and physical marketing as well as other methods
  5. Venue hire: Meeting room hire, weddings and so on
  6. Learning: Schools visits, workshops, outreach, informal learning

We will be able to answer any questions too!

Love history and wonder what career pathway you can take, register now.

When applying, answer the following questions

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

More about what we do:

Newcastle Castle is a heritage attraction in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, consisting of the mighty Norman Castle Keep and the old gatehouse of the Castle known as the Black Gate. As well as being open as a tourist attraction we have an active education and events program.

Organisational website:

Experience You Will Gain:

  • A clear understanding of the roles available to work as in the heritage sector.
  • Taking part in a real life task centred around working in a museum and historical site.

Skills You Will Gain:

Problem Solving
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