UCL Careers


Museums, Arts and Cultural Heritage Sector Insight Events

Are you considering a career in Museums, Arts or Cultural Heritage? Explore roles through our industry sector events.


Come and find out more about these sectors from professionals working in various roles within these sectors.

All events are open to students and recent graduates from across UCL.

How to prepare

Speaker profiles will be provided for each event, allowing you to do some initial research before attending. This will help you ask insightful questions at the events themselves.

We would recommend that you read through the range of help sheets and resources recommended on our resource library on effective networking and the relevant sector guides below, to better understand job roles, key employers and emploment opportunities, sources of sector news and information, and how UCL can help you:

We will also run a regular series of lunchtime talks on effective networking at events as part of our Career Essentials programme which provide tips and advice on building your professional networks.

Events 2023/24

Introduction to the Museums, Arts and Cultural Heritage Sector

This event has already taken place.

Monday 30 October, 1pm-2pm

The Museums and Cultural Heritage sector is one of Britain’s finest cultural assets, encompassing over 1,700 accredited museums.  It is part of the wider creative industry within the UK.  It consists of large famous institutions and many medium sized and smaller organisations with particular specialisms.  Careers in this sector can be very satisfying, offering opportunities to collaborate with motivated people on projects and subjects that correspond with your own interests.  Under the influence of societal changes and advances in digital technologies, the sector is continually evolving in many ways.  How it attracts audiences into its spaces, and how it reaches out to audiences outside its spaces are continual challenges for this important sector.

Our alumni panel, led by Christopher Cullen from UCL Careers, will give an overview of their careers, offer tips and suggestions for entering the sector, address issues currently facing the industry, and take questions from the audience.   

Confirmed speakers:

Aileen Brennan

Development Executive, English Heritage

Cara Coggan

Project Co-Ordinator, British Museum

Alexandra Steinacker-Clark

Freelancer and Blogger

Konstantina Vardavoulia

Learning Co-Ordinator, Design Museum

My Career in Museums, Arts and Cultural Heritage: Pathways into the Sector

Tuesday 30 January, 1pm-2:30pm

Registration and more information about this event will become available closer to the event date.

Digital Museums and Cultural Heritage

Wednesday 28 February, 6pm-7:30pm

Registration and more infomation about this event will become available closer to the event date.

Networking in Museums, Arts and Cultural Heritage Organisations

Tuesday 12 March, 1pm-2pm

Registration and more infomation about this event will become available closer to the event date.


Watch event recordings in our archive. These include complete panel discussions and in-depth interviews with experts.