Museum Technicians and Conservators
- Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artifacts for exhibition, ensuring the artifacts' safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set up.
- Coordinate exhibit installations, assisting with design, constructing displays, dioramas, display cases, and models, and ensuring the availability of necessary materials.
- Determine whether objects need repair and choose the safest and most effective method of repair.
- Clean objects, such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, glass, rock, pottery, and furniture, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes.
- Prepare artifacts for storage and shipping.
- Supervise and work with volunteers.
- Perform tests and examinations to establish storage and conservation requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Notify superior when restoration of artifacts requires outside experts.
- Direct and supervise curatorial, technical, and student staff in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of art objects.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 7.8%
National: + 5.3%
Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)