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Attendant - Museum/Art Gallery

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Museum/Art Gallery Attendant
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€18 - 24
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Responsible for the security of the collection in a gallery or museum, as well as for the safety of the public and assisting visitors.


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Museum/art gallery attendants' duties vary depending on the museum or gallery they work in. Attendants in national museums or galleries, sometimes called warders, normally clean displays, patrol rooms to monitor security, talk to visitors and help curators to set up exhibitions. Independent and privately owned museums and galleries usually have a smaller number of staff members. They may be required to help with a variety of tasks such as issuing entrance tickets, looking after a gift shop and mounting exhibitions.  
 
Many museums are now 'working'. Working museums can be either outdoors or within a special building. They are designed to let people see how objects were used in the past and how people used to live. In some cases, attendants may have to wear a costume from a particular historical period.  
 
National museums and galleries have security equipment and security guards. In many smaller organisations, security is part of the attendant's job.


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As a museum/art gallery attendant, you must enjoy meeting and talking to people, and answering their questions. Museum/art gallery attendants must be alert at all times, as many of the objects are valuable and at risk of being stolen.


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Organisation: Irish Museums Association
Address: 11, Parnell Square East, Dublin, 1
Tel: (01) 873 4216
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Organisation: National Museum of Ireland
Address: Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 677 7444
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Organisation: National Gallery of Ireland
Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 661 5133
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