Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

(NOC 5212)


In general, you usually need a post-secondary qualification and specialized training. In some cases, you may substitute appropriate work experience for academic qualifications.

You usually need a college program in museum or conservation technology or other technical or on-the-job training program.

To be a library and archive technician or assistant, you usually need a college library technician diploma or a university degree in a social science discipline.

To be a registrar, interpreter or cataloguer, you may need a university degree in a field related to museum/gallery work. Interpreters may require specific scientific or academic credentials.

Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Audio-visual equipment

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

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