Museum Technicians and Conservators
On the Job
Museum Technicians and Conservators restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collection. They may work with things like fossils, plants, textiles, or art. They may arrange them in exhibits.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Construct exhibits or parts of exhibits.
- Prepare materials for preservation, storage, or display.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Maintain operational records.
- Record research or operational data.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Enter information into databases or software programs.
- Evaluate characteristics of archival or historical objects.
- Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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