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Museum Technicians and Conservators

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Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.


  • Most worked in museums, historical sites, and similar venues; in educational institutions; or in Federal, State, or local government.
  • A graduate degree and related work experience are required for most positions; museum technicians may enter with a bachelor's degree.
  • Keen competition is expected for most jobs because qualified applicants generally outnumber job openings.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $38,010/yr ($19.01/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Masters