Museum Curator - Geology Graduates - University of Derby

Museum Curator

"It can be quite hard to get onto the career ladder within Museums as there's a lot of competition for a small number of jobs".

Daniel Lockett

Currently: Curator of Natural Sciences for Shropshire County Museum Service

"I'd always been interested in the subject of geology and particularly palaeontology and wanted to pursue a career that would bring me into real contact with those subjects. So a degree in Geology was both an essential and natural path to take in order to get to the kind of job that I now have. For me the best parts of the course were the Micropalaeontology, Igneous Petrology and Sedimentology units but also the field trips where you got to see the real thing.

It can be quite hard to get onto the career ladder within Museums as there's a lot of competition for a small number of jobs. Invariably you also need a further postgraduate qualification for curatorial work. Despite all this and the fact that you'll never be a millionaire, most people find that the work is personally very rewarding and varied within museums and for anyone who wants access to real objects on a daily basis its a great career to choose." 

Graduated: 1993, BSc (Hons) Geology (2:2)