Lion and Club

Introduction to Cultural Careers

This digital session aims to inspire your pupils to consider the cultural sector as a viable, attainable and attractive option for the future.

We will give your class a behind the scenes glimpse of what it’s really like to work in a museum. The session aims to demystify the cultural sector, challenging commonly held myths about who belongs in the arts and in museums, and what kind of experience or education you need to succeed in this field.

The workshop includes follow up resources and a Q&A session, where we’ll answer all questions about life at the museum, our own personal career journeys, and what inspires us!

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Know more about what it takes to work in the cultural sector.
  • Have more of an idea of what a role in a cultural organisation like the David Livingstone Birthplace is like.

Curriculum for Excellence

This session is developed with Scottish Government’s Career Education Standard in mind. David Livingstone Birthplace Museum has worked closely with the Lanarkshire branch of DYW to develop resources to develop the local young workforce.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Costs: £30 per session.


These sessions can be adapted for different age groups to those listed and can also be delivered as virtual visits.

To book your workshop please complete our online Booking Request Form.

Booking Request Form

Any questions regarding this workshop please e-mail

Also see Workshops section for more information.

Cultural Careers R1

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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