Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

Library, archive and records management technicians and assistants work in libraries and archives, assisting the public in finding reference material. Conservation and restoration technicians assist conservators in the preservation and restoration of artifacts. Curatorial assistants help research, handle and store artifacts. Museum guides and interpreters conduct tours of museums and gallery exhibits and of historical heritage sites. Preparators construct displays and dioramas and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping. Picture framers fabricate custom frames and mount paintings and other artwork.


  • High school diploma.
  • Specialized training in a college, technical school or university.
  • Work experience may serve as a suitable substitute for academic training.