I want to work in the Heritage Sector
What is heritage? At one time, it was purely thought of as historic monuments and artefacts. Today we recognise that buildings and objects need not be ancient or monumental to be valuable — small, everyday buildings and items can also tell an important story or hold major significance.
A broad definition is: Those things from the past which are valued enough today to save for the people of tomorrow.
The “heritage sector” covers museums, historic buildings, archaeology, archives and conservation. Archaeology  and archives  have separate sections on this site.
A degree in a subject, such as History  or Classics and Archaeology can be useful but is by no means essential. Museum collections cover everything from militaria to medicine, from rock music to rowing and from fashion to freemasonry, so there is scope for using a wide range of interests and qualifications. There is a shortage of science graduates  in this sector, especially those with a knowledge of the history of science and technology.
The key to getting into this sector – museums, art galleries, historic buildings and conservation – is to gain relevant experience. This must usually be through volunteering , but there are some paid posts available for students and graduates – English Heritage, for example, regularly recruits Seasonal Custodians to work at sites including Dover Castle and St Augustine’s Abbey. See the companies tab for further details
- Museums Association https://www.museumsassociation.org/area-of-work
- Careers in Heritage https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/careers-in-heritage/
Museum curator is the role that many students will think of first when planning a museum career. Curators acquire, care for, develop, display and interpret objects and collections of historic interest.
Job profile of a museum curator from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a museum exhibition officer from the TARGET Jobs website 
Other job roles include Heritage Manager , Museum Education Officer , Conservator , Historic Buildings Inspector/Conservation Officer 
However, job roles in heritage go far beyond these: museums look for many transferable skills and large museums employ a wide variety of other professionals, including craftspeople, designers, technicians, fundraisers and business people (although in small museums, the curator is also responsible for managing the collection, operations, staff and volunteers and all staff need to be very flexible).