Arts Council England, together with Museums Galleries Scotland, the Museums Association and the Association of Independent Museums have commissioned BOP Consulting and The Museum Consultancy to undertake a major study that takes a forward look at the skills and attributes needed by the museum workforce. This covers museums and organisations across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, in the immediate and longer-term future.
At the heart of the research project is a survey of the museum workforce in the UK which closes on 31 March. The survey is open to everyone working in the sector such as staff, volunteers and freelancers. The consultants also want to hear from those working across the full spectrum of museums: nationals, local authorities, university, military, industrial, historic house collections, independents and volunteer-led and run organisations. AIM encourages its members to participate so that independent organisations are well represented in the survey responses.
©Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
The survey seeks to establish how:
*People get into the sector
*Their employment status
*Experience of skills development and career progression
*How they relate to their organisations and their attitudes to the sector
The results of the survey will be vital in helping the commissioning partners inform planning for investment, training and leadership programmes, as well as tackling issues of workforce recruitment, diversity and development over the next five to ten years. The survey should take around 15-20 minutes, depending on your answers.
Survey: ACE Museum Workforce Survey
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