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3993 Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data

Occupations:

  • 399311 Gallery or Museum Technician
  • 399312 Library Technician

399311 Gallery or Museum Technician

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

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Taxidermist

399312 Library Technician

Assists Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

Skill Level: 2