Museum technician restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit.
Museum technician jobs manage, preserve, and treat the artifacts and specimens for exhibition. They also identify and record objects or install, and arrange them in exhibits. The daily tasks of a museum technician include install, arrange, and assemble the artifacts for the museum, record and report the status and condition, clean objects such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, and glass using solvents, soap solutions etc.
To pursue a career as museum conservator, a high school diploma, followed by a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the respective field with work experience in the related field. Besides that, the applicant should have a good knowledge of fine arts, public safety, and history, and archeology , civilizations, and culture with good communication skills with proficiency in database user interface, email software, and graphics, and photo design software.
To become a successful museum technician, one must have the ability to understand the written statements, and documents, solve complex problems, ability to communicate information, and ideas to others, speech clarity, recognizing the differences, and similarities between the objects, and reviewing the information from materials, events or environment. Some of the career options of a museum technician jobs are - Conservation Technician, Museum Registrar, Objects Conservator, Preparator, Art Preparator, Exhibit Technician, Paintings Conservator.
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