Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators
Prepare specimens, such as fossils, skeletal parts, lace, and textiles, for museum collection and exhibits. May restore documents or install, arrange, and exhibit materials.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Clean objects, such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, glass, rock, pottery, and furniture, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes. Determine whether objects need repair and choose the safest and most effective method of repair. Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare artifacts for exhibition, ensuring the artifacts' safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set-up. Direct and supervise curatorial, technical, and student staff in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of art objects. Perform tests and examinations to establish storage and conservation requirements, policies, and procedures. Prepare artifacts for storage and shipping. Photograph objects for documentation. Coordinate exhibit installations, assisting with design, constructing displays, dioramas, display cases, and models, and ensuring the availability of necessary materials. Notify superior when restoration of artifacts requires outside experts. Lead tours and teach educational courses to students and the general public. Supervise and work with volunteers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $14.53   Entry $30,231.00
Mean $19.38   Mean $40,315.00
Experience $21.81 Experience $45,361.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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