Registrar apprenticeship

Preserve and protect items of unique and often irreplaceable artistic, historic, cultural or scientific importance

A registrar in the creative and cultural sectors operates behind the scenes to enable access and enjoyment of cultural heritage by the public and other audiences. As a registrar, you may work within a museum, art gallery or similar organisation that promotes, collects, manages, preserves, interprets and/or displays works of art, historic stories, customs, practices, places, artistic expressions, values, specimens and artefacts of unique and often irreplaceable artistic, historic, cultural or scientific importance. During the registrar apprenticeship your responsibilities may include managing and organising works and collections, overseeing policies and procedures, advising on all collections, loans and exhibition activities, reviewing and negotiating contracts and legal agreements, and preparing objects for movement or display. The role requires collaboration with colleagues and also dealing with external professionals.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT, history and science

Entry requirements for the registrar apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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