Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

(NOC 5212)

Career Description

This group includes library and archive technicians and assistants, conservation and restoration technicians, curatorial assistants, museum guides and interpreters, museum registrars and cataloguers, preparators and picture framers.

Duties May Include

Library and archive technicians and assistants help users get information from library/archive resources, assist librarians/archivists in cataloguing new acquisitions, and conduct reference searches.

Conservation and restoration technicians assist conservators to preserve/restore artifacts.

Curatorial assistants help research, handle, and store artifacts.

Museum guides and interpreters conduct tours of museum/gallery exhibitions and of historical or heritage sites.

Museum registrars and cataloguers classify and register artifacts and supervise inventory control.

Preparators construct displays/dioramas, and prepare artifacts for storage/shipping.

Picture framers fabricate custom frames and mount paintings/other art work.

People in this group may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Examples of Titles

Conservation Technician
Heritage Interpreter
Museum Cataloguer
Museum Guide
Museum Interpreter
Museum Technician
Restoration Technician

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Applied Museum Studies Diploma; Advanced
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Art History / Museum Studies Bachelor
Native American Art - Art Studio Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Art History and Museum Studies Bachelor; Honours
Museum and Curatorial Studies Bachelor
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University of East Anglia
Norwich, England, GB

Related Program(s):
History of Art with Gallery and Museum Studies Bachelor
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York University - Glendon Campus
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Certificate in Public History Certificate
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Modified on May 17, 2012