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Museum of london is a lovely place to work, management support personal development.

They have regular social meetings such as away days to enable the team to bond together.
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The environment is very relaxed. Working practices can be a bit old fashioned but they are changing to become more progressive. However, everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the variety that is offered and the range of interesting and friendly people that work there.
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Good working environment I enjoyed my time working there and built good relationships with my other team membersGood working enviromentGood working enviroment
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This was a friendly and at times interesting work place. It often meant filming antiquities and being surrounded by rare and precious objects. All staff very freindly.
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Free lunch
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Occasionally strange working hours
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just work experience for one week
learnt many different roles, including filing and organisation as well as roles that were more to do with archeology .
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Working at the Museum of London was fantastic, whilst working there I had the opportunity to see a really varied and diverse range of what was involved in working in communications. The workplace is very encouraging and helpful and I learned about new systems used by the Communications department such as spektrix and dot mailer.
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Really good place to volunteer as everyone who works there is so kind and friendly, all very easy to get along with in an enjoyable environment. Very interesting museum.
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Extremely negative work culture. Front of house staff are tangibly isolated from the rest of the museum staff structure with little regard or respect for the role institutionally.

Surpassing expectations in the role often only results in an increased workload rather than an incentive/reward. The majority of the management hierarchy seem to have little interest in staff development or internal advancement. In spite of being required to develop a specialist knowledge of many aspects of the collection, when it comes to audience engagement this specialisation is rarely acknowledged internally with preference consistently given to other departments or external facilitators.
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Staff are wonderful and helpful. Enjoyed my time at the company.
The team made me feel welcome and included which is not always the case when you are a temp.
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A great learning experience and everyone is fantastic to work with. The company always willing to help and give great support and structure to your life.
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Learning experience
Cons
Travel
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A varied and enjoyable place to work. However, there is little communication between departments and no respect between departments. Management is poor, the directorate are barely visible to those lower down the hierarchy and projects are carried out at the whim of the director and what is fashionable at the time rather than what is in the best interests of the museum and its collections.
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Free access to other museums and their exhibitions with work pass
Cons
Little chance of career progression
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Nice and kind people working at the museum. Had a fun time being there. I would recommend visiting this museum at least once in a lifetime.
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Good to learn but dead end job good team work very helpful people and nice atmosphere. Good contact with public but even with a degree not many ways of development.
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Good to learn
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Dead end job
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A typical day starts at 9.30am when you attended a briefing with your wonderful pink shirted colleagues then you take your positions according to the rota (front desk, gallery, foyer) at 10am the doors open to the public. Meeting, greeting, selling tickets for paid exhibitions or the highlight guide, signing in visitors for meetings with heads of department, conducting gallery tours or object in focus talks either way every moment of the day is spent engaging with the visitors sharing the history of London from pre -history to modern day till 6pm when the museum closes - unless there is an evening event like a lecture or corporate lunch/party where hosts are required in order of health and safety.

From my employment at Museum of London I have learnt more than I ever did at school because I have got the chance to learn about the artefacts up close using the archives and speaking to other departments. Fellow colleagues (and you could not ask for a nicer friendly team) are always on hand to pass on their knowledge especially if they have studied a certain area to degree level.


Every day there is a Duty Manager who is always on the radio or telephone if you should need them also available on radio and regular walk through are the friendly, supportive and amazing security team


The Museum of London is unique in that all the hosts are proactive there is no one sitting down in the galleries like there are at other London museums, you are on your feet from start to finish apart from your break times but if you love history, London and speaking to people then you do not notice
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All hot drinks are £1 in the Museum cafe
Cons
Cross site working at Docklands Museum and line manager not always available
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friendly co- worker's, develop existing skills, good training provided
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flexible hours, room for development
Cons
not enough participants for some group activities
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A passionate workforce inspired by both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Fascinating culture demonstrating the marriage between the intellectual museum curators and the commercial sway of the fundraisers. Largest bone collection in Europe! Challenges included government restrictions on funding; free museum entry; footfall versus funds raised
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Work here is always varied, both within your own role and liaising with departments that cover a huge spectrum of activities and skills (technicians, marketing, fundraising, curators...).
The Museum is first class, employees care and are motivated.

Nowhere's perfect but I spent a very happy time working for this organisation.
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