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Museum Attendants

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Museum attendants spend long hours standing or walking about the museum, answering questions, directing visitors, and monitoring exhibits. Once trained, attendants frequently work without daily supervision, but must constantly be attentive to the public and courteous even when fatigued. Attendants are needed during all hours that a museum is open to the public and occasionally when museum space has been rented for a private function. Flexibility in working hours may be a requirement of employment. Most museum attendants work within the museum, but some may assist on field trips or conduct programs in local schools. Some museum attendants live at the site.

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