Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums, and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.
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.
- meeting and greeting visitors
- controlling visitors' access to exhibits
- ensuring safety of collections
- maintaining attendance records
- planning and rearranging schedules and itineraries
- planning, organising and conducting tours
- arranging transportation and accommodation for visitors following planned itineraries
- arranging entry to places of interest
- answering questions, providing commentaries, issuing brochures and tour literature, showing audiovisual presentations, and explaining features and procedures at tour sites
- may assist with installing and dismantling exhibits
- Gallery or Museum Guide
- Tour Guide
Gallery or Museum Guide (also called Gallery or Museum Attendant)
Answers inquiries and directs and guides visitors in a gallery or museum.
Tour Guide (also called Tour Escort or Tour Leader)
Escorts visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours, and describes and explains points of interest.
Specialisations: Regional Guide