GALLERY, LIBRARY AND MUSEUM TECHNICIANS – UNIT GROUP 3993

General Description

GALLERY, LIBRARY AND MUSEUM TECHNICIANS prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 2

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Task Information

  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)399311 GALLERY OR MUSEUM TECHNICIAN
Prepares artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, and arranges and constructs gallery or museum exhibits.

Specialisation: Taxidermist

(2)399312 LIBRARY TECHNICIAN
Assists Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

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