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Conservation and restoration technicians

OaSIS code 53100.01

Conservation and restoration technicians assist in the conservation and restoration of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.

Overview

Also known as

  • Conservation technician - museums and art galleries
  • Paintings restoration technician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.

Additional information

  • Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Tour and travel guides (64320)
  • Museum exhibit designer (in 53123.03 Exhibit designers)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

531 – Occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5310 – Occupations related to museums and art galleries

Unit group

53100 – Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries

Occupational profile

53100.01 – Conservation and restoration technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Galleries
  • Museums

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Near Vision
5 - Highest Level
Colour Perception
4 - High Level
Finger Dexterity
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Material Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important