What do we mean by staff?

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Staff in museums and archives carry out a wide range of different roles.

The Museums Association’s Salary Guidelines 2017 categorise museum roles into 7 job areas:

  • Museum attendants/front of house
  • Museum technicians and buildings management
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • Learning, programming and outreach
  • Conservators
  • Curators and collections management
  • Directors/museum managers

The Archives and Record Association lists:

  • Archivists
  • Archive Conservators
  • Records Management

Archives also commonly employ staff covering similar roles to museums.

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