Museum and gallery guide - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Museum and gallery guide

Museum and gallery guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.


  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Control visitors’ access to exhibits
  • Ensure safety of collections
  • Maintain attendance records
  • Plan and rearrange schedules and itineraries
  • Plan, organise and conduct tours
  • Arrange transportation and accommodation for visitors following planned itineraries
  • Arrange entry to places of interest
  • Answer questions, provide commentary, issue brochures and tour literature, show audiovisual presentations and explain features and procedures at tour sites
  • Might assist with installing and dismantling exhibits

Future demand

Future demand - strong

How to become a Museum and gallery guide

  • You can work as a museum or gallery guide without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.
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