Museum Technicians and Conservators

Museum Technicians and Conservators

Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Cooperation * Initiative * Analytical Thinking * Innovation * Independence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artifacts for exhibition, ensuring the artifacts' safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set up. * Repair, restore, and reassemble artifacts, designing and fabricating missing or broken parts, to restore them to their original appearance and prevent deterioration. * Photograph objects for documentation.


Arts Entertainment & Recreation, Government, Educational Services,

Job Family Education, Training, and Library

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