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Museum Officer

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.
  • Working conditions
    Museum officers work mainly indoors, although extensive fieldwork may be required in some areas.
    Personal requirements
  • patient, with a methodical approach to work
  • able to pay attention to detail
  • aptitude for design.
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