Summary Conservation Technician - Museums And Art Galleries near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as a conservation technician - museums and art galleries. The following information is applicable to all Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries (NOC 5212).
Workers in technical occupations related to museums and art galleries classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours. They are employed by art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites, and other locations.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
The job prospects are fair in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
advertised in British Columbia
- Construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping
- Fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work
- Conduct guided tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information
- Assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events
- Protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage
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