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Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums, and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.
Answers inquiries and directs and guides visitors in a gallery or museum.
Escorts visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours, and describes and explains points of interest.
Specialisations: Regional Guide
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 6,300 workers. The number of workers has fallen over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow moderately to 6,700. Around 3,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a large number for an occupation of this size).
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A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides who can connect with others and provide good customer service.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Teaching and course design.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Looking for ways to help people.
Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-7011.00 - Tour Guides and Escorts.
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Communicating with customers, the public, government, and others in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How important is it to work with customers or the public?
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How often do you have to talk to a group of people?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.