5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
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Lead statementThis unit group includes workers who 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.
- museum registrar
- museology technician
- museum extension officer
- heritage interpreter
- conservation technician – museums and art galleries
- paintings restoration technician
- museum objects cataloguer
- restoration technician – museum
- museum technician
- picture framer – museum and art gallery
- art gallery preparator
- zoo interpreter
- historical interpreter
- museum interpreter
- nature site interpreter
- Registrars, cataloguers and interpreters may require a university degree in a field related to museum and gallery work.
- For other occupations in this unit group, completion of a college program in museum technology or conservation technology
or Completion of other technical or on-the-job training programs related to the work are required.
- Museum interpreters may require specific scientific or academic credentials for employment by some museums, nature centres or other sites.
- Assistant curators
51125112 Conservators and curators)
- Museum exhibit designers
52435243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers)
- Tour and travel guides