Museum officers prepare specimens for collections, and construct and arrange museum and art gallery exhibits.
Duties & Tasks
Museum officers may perform the following tasks:clean fossil specimens, mould and restore skeletal parts, construct skeletal mounts, re-assemble fragmented specimens and create substitute pieces
construct models and make castings or moulds of artefacts and objects for display purposes
mount and prepare objects for display according to conservation requirements
design and build display cases, mounts and other exhibition presentation devices
design, prepare and install display hardware
receive, ship, pack and unpack exhibits
maintain museum files
supervise and assist other workers in the cleaning, cataloguing, labelling and storing of specimens.
Museum officers work mainly indoors, although extensive fieldwork may be required in some areas.
patient, with a methodical approach to work
able to pay attention to detail
aptitude for design.