Advanced search

mumsnet work

Find the perfect family friendly job

Anyone work in Museum Education?

(1 Post)
ChoccyJules Tue 05-Apr-16 21:34:01

Hi, I have recently come to the scary conclusion that I want to dare leave my job, which pays well, is specialist and is now apparently affecting my health. Someone asked me what I'd do if I could do anything and I said work in a museum. This long-held dream used to be 'dress up and work in one of the living museums as a character from the past' but has recently morphed into working with the education team on activities and provision for children and young people.
Problem is, I have no qualifications in any area of History. I am a qualified teacher, also a qualified specialist teacher for deaf children, experienced in working with children with complex physical, developmental and emotional needs, well-trained in safeguarding and can get by in a number of languages. I think my skills are transferable but am aware those with a History PhD might think I'm a bit of an interloper.
Have I a chance in this field? Should I do some volunteer work first? Or maybe go for an assistant post which would pay much less than I currently bring home but get me a foot in the door?
Thanks for any advice and please, if you recognise me, be discrete. Thanks.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: