What to expect when you’re temping

14 Dec 2023 / Artisan People

Artisan People specialises in temporary recruitment in a number of sectors. In this blog we’ll take a look at what to expect in two of these sectors: Museums & Galleries, and Beauty & Fashion. As you’d expect, the different sectors require different skill sets and mindsets, which we’ll explore later in this blog. However, the experience you can expect when you’re temping with Artisan People is universal, so we’ll look at the things that all of our temporary workers can expect, regardless of sector or job title.

We’re looking for passion

Whatever temp job you’re applying for, we want to see your passion. For us, an interest in and passion for the subject is far more important than qualifications. So if you’re looking for work as an MUA, show us you know what you’re talking about – it doesn’t matter if you’ve learnt everything you know from TikTok, being able to match colours to skin tone, and to make your customers feel special and look great is what counts. Similarly, if you’re looking for work in a museum or gallery, show us how much you love history or art so you talk knowledgeably to visitors and impart your enthusiasm.

We’re looking for personality

We’re renowned for the quality of our temps, and that’s because we’ll only pick the people with the right personality and a ‘can do’ attitude. We’re looking for temps who can be as outgoing, motivated and fresh at the end of a long shift as they are at the beginning. So whether you’re working in retail or a visitor experience, we expect you to delight your customers at all times.

A job that fits around your lifestyle

The beauty of temping is that you can fit your working hours around other aspects of your life. We understand that you need to pay the bills but also have other responsibilities. So whether you’re an actor looking for a job that gives you the flexibility to go to auditions, a student who needs to fit work around your studies, a parent or carer looking for work to fit around your responsibilities, or you’re using temporary work as a starting point for a career in your chosen industry, register with Artisan People now.


Training is the most important part of any career. When you’re taken on as an Artisan People temp, you’ll get induction training that will not only give you all the knowledge you need to hit the ground running as soon as you start work, it will also help you improve your customer service skills – even though we know they’re already great! We cannot emphasise enough how important great customer service is, and as it’s the quality our clients value most in our temps, there’s no such thing as too much training!


We love to celebrate diversity in all its wonderful forms. As we’ve always said, we hire based on personality, attitude, motivation and passion, so as long as you’re a fabulous fit for the job, we’re going to hire you regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion. As far as we’re concerned, the more diverse our temps are, the better!

As we said earlier, we find work for temps with a diverse range of high-end clients. So let’s take a closer look at the sectors you might be working in.

Sectors for Temp Roles

As we said earlier, we find work for temps with a diverse range of high-end clients. So let’s take a closer look at the sectors you might be working in.

Museums & Galleries

We work with some of the world’s best known and best loved heritage visitor attractions. The kind of jobs you may be doing in museums and galleries can be as varied as visitor hosts, tour guides, front of house, hospitality, ticketing, admin, retail and security. You’ll be talking about the subject you love with people who are keen to learn more. And if you’re hoping to kick-start a career in the heritage sector, temp work is a great place to start – permanent jobs in this sector are few and far between, so getting a temporary job will give you the opportunity to meet the right people and show them what you’re made of.

Beauty & Fashion

We work with luxury makeup, fragrance, skincare and fashion brands throughout the country. You could be working in high-end department stores or malls. If you work in skincare, you’ll be giving advice to people about their skin concerns and recommending products that may help. If you’re working as a fragrance consultant, you’ll be expected to approach people to offer samples and talk about the science of fragrance. As an MUA you could be asked to do makeovers in the brand style – many of our MUAs have clients of their own and work with us to top up their income while they grow their business which means temporary work is a great fit.

Apply now

We are always recruiting, so if you’ve got what it takes and are looking for a temporary role we’re interested in hearing from you! Click here to register and send us your CV and one of our consultants will be in touch.


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