Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

NOC
5212

Classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art; frame artwork and construct exhibits; restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections; conduct interpretive guided tours.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

$16.00
$14.25
Low
$33.00
High

Median Salary

$7,946
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

111
 

% Working Full Time

80%
 

% Working Full Year

25%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Conservation and restoration technicians assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.
  • Curatorial assistants assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts.
  • Museum interpreters conduct tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information concerning exhibits or sites.
  • Museum extension officers assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events.
  • Museology technicians protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage.
  • Museum registrars and cataloguers classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.
  • Preparators construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping.
  • Picture framers fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work.
  • Taxidermists prepare, stuff and mount skins of animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes.
  • Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.

Also Known As

  • art gallery preparator
  • conservation technician - museums and art galleries
  • heritage interpreter
  • museology technician
  • museum extension officer
  • museum objects cataloguer
  • museum registrar
  • museum technician
  • paintings restoration technician
  • picture framer - museum and art gallery
  • restoration technician - museum
  • taxidermist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Registrars, cataloguers and interpreters may require a university degree in a field related to museum and gallery work.
  • For other occupations in this unit group, completion of a college program in museum technology or conservation technology or Completion of other technical or on-the-job training programs related to the work are required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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50.0%
Female
50.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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47.4%
15-24
10.5%
25-34
10.5%
35-44
15.8%
45-54
15.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
36.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
31.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
22.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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57.1%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
23.8%
Public administration
9.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
9.5%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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9.50%
Northeast
19.00%
Southeast
42.90%
Southwest
28.60%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$15.52
$11.70
Low
$17.58
High
No Data Available
No Data Available

Central

$15.52
$15.00
Low
$17.66
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$7,946

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$7,946

Newfoundland

$5,765

Prince Edward Island

$7,901

Nova Scotia

$10,693

Canada

$12,017
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

30