Conservation and Restoration Technicians

(NOC 5212)


These comments cover the career grouping of Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries, which includes Conservation and Restoration Technicians.

Opportunities will come primarily from new positions being vacated by people who are leaving the occupation due to the uncertainty of many jobs.

These jobs will be available to people who meet the academic requirements of employers, among others. Other positions could be filled by unemployed technicians with experience in this area. On a related note, the unemployment rate is relatively high in this occupation, but can vary considerably during the year. Unemployment is at its highest in January, drops gradually until June, increases slightly in July and August, is low in September and October, and then goes back up in November. Naturally, the tendency varies between institutions, depending on the target clientele (tourists, school children, general public, etc).

The labour pool for seasonal positions in many museums that open only in summer is made up mainly of young people who study in the arts or in a discipline related to the field in which the museum specializes (eg, science, biology, anthropology).

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Last Updated: May 15, 2012