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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,640.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 194
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Provide assistance in developing and executing policies
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop index systems
Design interior space to meet customer specifications
Design decorative displays
Develop historical or art museum exhibits or promotional materials
Create decorative effects using hand or power tools

Handling and Moving Objects

Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Prepare materials for preservation, storage, or display
Package goods for shipment or storage
Fabricate craft or art objects
Cut metal or plastic material
Move goods in and out of inventory
Assemble advertising and merchandise displays

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Restore aged or distorted photographs
Retouch negatives or prints
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Decide how to store valuable, historical documents, materials, and art
Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Appraise value of documents, manuscripts, photographs, or artifacts

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Analyze art or artifacts to determine age, cultural identity, or other relevant information
Evaluate information in documents or manuscripts
Study the architectural features of various structures
Evaluate photographs or art
Study artifacts

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test historical authenticity of various materials
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Evaluate characteristics of archival, artistic, or historical objects

Performing General Physical Activities

Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Assemble exhibits
Erect scaffold on work site
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Polish jewelry, silverware or related products

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