A gallery technician hangs a piece of art in an art gallery

Gallery and Museum Technician

Gallery or Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, and arrange and construct gallery or museum exhibits.

Overview

Gallery or Museum Technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, and arrange and construct gallery or museum exhibits.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Gallery and Museum Technician

  • You usually need a formal qualification in library and information services or another related field to work as a Gallery or Museum Technician. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services

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