How to Become a Museum Interpreter

Museum Interpreter Job Description

Museum interpreters provide historical information for museum and gallery exhibit visitors by conducting tours or role playing.



Museum Interpreter Job Duties

  • Assist with marketing and promoting museum and exhibit programs and events
  • Coordinate the activities of volunteers, seasonal staff, interns and other personnel
  • Engage visitors by giving entertaining and informative presentations
  • Develop and present educational programming and demonstrations for the general public and other visiting audiences
  • Design and develop props and teaching aids for presentations
  • Interact with visitors, respond to questions and conduct visitor surveys
  • Welcome museum and exhibit visitors and provide orientation and general information
  • Monitor the activity of visitors and respond to any emergency situations




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