1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3999-13 Museum or Art Gallery Technician

Prepares specimens, artefacts and artworks for collections, and arranges and constructs gallery exhibits.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • mounts and prepares objects for display
  • designs and arranges exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assists in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receives, ships, packs and unpacks exhibits
  • constructs protective containers for travelling exhibits
  • maintains museum and gallery files
  • supervises and assists other workers cleaning, cataloguing, labelling and storing specimens
  • may construct models and make castings or moulds of artefacts and objects for display purposes
  • may clean rock matrix from fossil specimens, mould and restore skeletal parts, construct skeletal mounts, reassemble fragmented specimens and fabricate substitute pieces


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