146-Gallery, museum and library technicians
Gallery, museum and library technicians
Collect, or ganize and look after materials, artworks, specimens and artefacts, and make them available to users. They may also answer specific requests for information.
Gallery, museum and library technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist librarians to organize and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.
Job activities and tasks include:
- 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
Knowledge of databases, cataloguing automation systems, online library/gallery/ museum systems, online public access systems, and circulation systems
The vast majority of library technicians work in a metropolitan environment. Evening and weekend work is often required, however this may vary depending on the size and location of the gallery, museum or library.
Advanced or Higher Diploma in library/information services, professional or technical services or related field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
2 - 3 years and above.
TDIC, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Emirates Heritage Club, Dubai Heritage Museum
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Gallery technician - Library technician - Museum technician - Taxidermist
Examples of some related occupations:
Archivists - Curators - Historian - Conservator