Reference Quantity: ST0559

Particulars of ordinary


A Museum and Gallery Technician creates everlasting and momentary exhibitions and shows, assembly strict deadlines of time and value.  They design, manufacture and set up bespoke show and interpretation options, which can embody mounts and showcases, and could also be concerned in creating correct labels for specific objects*. These objects could also be extraordinarily useful and infrequently priceless. The show options could also be produced from supplies reminiscent of Perspex, wooden and steel and could also be intricate.  In session with the designated Conservator, they might additionally must supply producers for some shows. 

Museum and Gallery Technicians contribute to the specialist preparation, planning, technical and operational working of Collections and Exhibitions. Additionally they full documentation related to collections administration, danger evaluation and object dealing with. They have to work inside their organisation’s insurance policies and procedures always and are liable for making certain that their instruments and gear are well being, security and safety compliant.

A Technician is additional anticipated to help with ongoing collections care, getting ready objects for transit, by setting up, or overseeing the development, of journey instances. 

Technicians might assist wider organisational actions reminiscent of offering objects for studying classes in a protected and accountable method, choosing and dealing with objects for exterior purchasers, displaying others how you can safely deal with objects, or accompanying guests/purchasers to object shops.  Technicians could also be anticipated to work with inner and exterior conservators, curators, artists, scientists, contractors, artwork handlers, and exhibition managers. They could be anticipated to accompany, generally alone, the transit of objects, nationally and internationally, and work each independently and as a part of a group.

Roles may very well be in a multi-department museum/gallery, smaller museum/gallery or a gaggle of museums/galleries and related organisations offering technical providers to museums and galleries, in addition to technicians inside arts faculties, and people offering technical providers to the broader arts and cultural heritage sectors.

*Refers to artworks, objects, specimens, artefacts and/or archives

Job roles coated:

Sometimes, job roles/titles coated might embody: Exhibition Technician, Curatorial Assistant, Museums Assistant, Artwork Handler, Artwork Technician and Assortment Technician.

Entry necessities:

Candidates ought to have primary IT expertise. Employers will determine particular entry necessities by recruitment and choice. 

Information. Museum and Gallery Technicians are required to know and perceive:

Well being, security and safety

  • The safety points dealing with museums and galleries together with entry
  • Well being and Questions of safety particular to the protected show, storage and motion of objects and people who might come into contact with them. This may occasionally embody lifting and dealing with, protecting gear and clothes, and dealing at top
  • The function of the organisation’s catastrophe and emergency response programs and related insurance policies and procedures the place relevant e.g. hearth, flood, pest outbreak, theft, vandalism and unintended harm, and the function every related member of workers performs inside this together with the Technician’s
  • Particular threats and related safety in relation to the organisation
  • The way to recognise and determine dangers inside areas that technicians work
  • Good observe and full compliance with well being and security laws eg COSHH, RIDDOR and the organisation’s related insurance policies and procedures

Loaning of objects

  • The documentation related to the entry and exit of objects, reminiscent of works on mortgage, acquisitions or objects left for identification by the general public
  • The Authorities Indemnity Scheme and/or different applicable insurer circumstances
  • Tips for transporting objects of various circumstances to completely different areas utilizing a spread of various transportation strategies which can embody courier necessities for loans and touring exhibitions

Documentation of objects

  • The organisation’s and lender’s (the place applicable) circumstances of mortgage and the necessity for compliance with these.  The place an organisation doesn’t mortgage objects, present understanding in beneficial rules of mortgage circumstances reminiscent of these set out by the Museum Affiliation


  • Probably the most applicable supplies to be used to assist particular shows, storage and in-transit design
  • Probably the most applicable gear and instruments to make use of when making show, storage and packing options

Acceptable processes, collections and exhibitions care

  • Curatorial and/or conservation directions (technique statements) to know how you can efficiently ship agreed duties or tasks
  • Environmental and human impacts on objects to make sure their long run preservation and protected preserving
  • The rules behind the care of objects, displaying consciousness of and skill to make sound judgements about their care
  • Recognise and report dangers as per firm procedures, and create/interpret information referring to the storage and motion of objects in step with business requirements and/or respective firm requirements as applicable
  • The chance components and vulnerabilities of objects, their supplies and building to tell and plan for applicable technical work related to the sound storage, motion and show of objects together with handbook dealing with strategies, set up, and kinds of transportation to stop object harm/decay
  • The vary of supplies for packing and storage and the suitable software of those
  • Impression of sound cataloguing practices and dangers related to information errors
  • Environmental affect on objects together with pest administration, humidity, temperature, mild ranges together with UV, environmental air pollution
  • How dangers, on account of environmental and human impacts, needs to be reported to
  • Price range implications and constraints

Mission, values and goal

  • The mission, values and aims of your organisation and the context inside which it operates (e.g. public/non-public dealing with, monetary mannequin, audiences and clients)
  • The way to work with third events and the significance of upholding their requirements, and the significance of them upholding yours [the organisation’s]
  • The significance of audiences and their make-up and their affect in your organisation
  • The organisation’s code of ethics and approaches to sustainable practices
  • Determine the kinds of Museums and Galleries throughout the UK and the financial and social circumstances inside which these function

Equality and variety

  • The organisation’s methods for widening entry, inclusion and variety, the place relevant and how you can assist them

Abilities. Museum and Gallery Technicians will:

Collections care and the protected administration, storage and show of objects

  • Contribute to the design, modify, put together and construct containers, fixings and packing for the protected storage and transit of objects, and justify the choice and use of supplies for this, based mostly on the specs of the objects
  • Undertake protected dealing with, motion and set up of objects taking into consideration location, fragility, weight, dimension and different hazards
  • Make sure the protected use, applicable choice and software of hand/machine instruments and gear related to things specs and their worth. This may occasionally embody mounted and hand-held gear, ladders, scaffolding and band saws.
  • Maintain storage areas and related work areas clear and tidy in step with the organisation’s and related events (the place relevant) insurance policies and procedures
  • Perform deliberate opinions and enhancements to storage and show areas.
  • Evaluation, restore, reline and adapt showcases.
  • Help with the identification of faults and applicable upkeep of apparatus and equipment utilized in technicians work in accordance with the organisation’s insurance policies and procedures reminiscent of ladders, scaffolding, hand instruments, trolleys, band saws, laser cutters and any sizzling steel gear for making mounts for objects.
  • Transfer, or oversee the protected motion of, objects for pictures, collections care, loans and/or modifications to shows demonstrating particular consciousness always.
  • Determine and minimise any pest or environmental associated dangers to things within the organisation’s care
  • Help with collections and object care procedures together with examination, therapy and full documentation on a variety of objects.

Danger evaluation and reporting

  • Undertake danger assessments both manually or electronically, in-line with firm course of, to make sure protected working practices for workers and public
  • Guarantee all accomplished danger assessments are successfully communicated with related events
  • Liaise with related workers to make sure that objects databases are precisely maintained and up to date
  • Doc and report details about the situation of objects as per the organisation’s insurance policies and procedures together with photographing objects to take care of visible data and help correct document preserving.
  • Help related workers with the writing of situation and therapy studies for objects and advise on appropriate storage

Delivering in opposition to curatorial specs

  • Put together the related house for object set up and de-installation in step with agreed plans e.g. plinth manufacture, false wall constructing, artist commissions
  • Supply recommendation and steerage about applicable show, storage and environmental controls for objects for inner or exterior stakeholders

Administration of technical sources

  • Analysis and supply supplies, instruments, gear and provides wanted to make shows, mounts, instances and commissions
  • The place applicable order these in step with the organisation’s buying procedures and finances constraints of the duty, to ship technical designs and retailer objects
  • Full documentation related to sourcing and managing supplies in-line with firm requirements

Downside fixing

  • Determine surprising challenges reminiscent of modifications in environmental and organic circumstances, deviation from the specs and operational restrictions
  • Supply and implement applicable options to the recognized problem or search applicable steerage


  • Write, converse and current data clearly
  • Full required documentation in-line with firm requirements
  • Clarify advanced points and troublesome selections in a method that’s simple to grasp to a spread of audiences adapting strategies of communication as applicable for the viewers

Working Relationships

  • Work as a part of a group, and cross-departmentally, sharing tasks as applicable
  • Undertake all duties inside agreed timeframes and budgets and in step with curatorial and/or collections care necessities, reporting progress as applicable
  • Work independently on a spread of agreed duties


Equality and Range

  • Promotes equality and variety by creating and sustaining optimistic working relationships and finest observe by treating all colleagues, guests and members of the general public with respect, tolerance and dignity always
  • Listens to and respects others views and opinions, is diplomatic and tactful always  

Consideration to element

  • Rigorous, meticulous, correct and assured in enterprise function duties
  • Be pro-active and purposeful when engaged on actions, apply the suitable information and search assist when it’s wanted

Optimistic perspective

  • Optimistic, cooperative, receptive and resilient always
  • Ready to work exterior of 1’s consolation zone, to undertake completely different duties
  • A willingness to study, adapt and be skilled in new expertise and approaches, and share studying
  • Act as an Ambassador for the organisation always

Drive and keenness

  • Dedicated method to drawback fixing
  • Clear enthusiasm and keenness for studying about and dealing with the organisation’s objects and stakeholders

Sustainability and Environmental Impression

  • Work in a sustainable and environmentally pleasant method in relation to the organisation’s insurance policies and procedures


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths on entry might want to obtain this degree previous to finishing the tip level evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language.


Sometimes 15 -21 months


This apprenticeship is about at Stage 3


This apprenticeship needs to be reviewed after a most of three years.


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