What is a Museum Technician?

Museum Technician Job Description

Museum technicians are responsible for assisting curators, conservators and other museum personnel with functions related to the development and maintenance of museum exhibitions. 



Typical Job Duties

• Supervise and support seasonal staff, volunteers, interns and other personnel

• Take inventory on museum items

• May perform seasonal archaeological work at historical sites

• Assist with duties related to cleaning, repairing, preserving and restoring artifacts

• Help develop and manage storage areas and monitor environmental conditions, such as humidity levels

• Assist with exhibit design and ensure that necessary materials are available for the assembly and maintenance of exhibits

• Assist with the building of exhibits

• Identify and correct any issues relating to the setup of exhibits

• Ensure touring exhibits are properly and safely packed



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