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This unit group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum and gallery artifacts, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours. They are employed at art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites and other locations.
conservation technician – museums and art galleries, curatorial assistant, heritage interpreter, museology technician, museum extension officer, museum interpreter, museum objects cataloguer, museum registrar, museum technician, picture framer – museum and art gallery, preparator, restoration technician, taxidermist.
- Conservation and restoration technicians assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.
- Curatorial assistants assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts.
- Museum interpreters conduct tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information concerning exhibits or sites.
- Museum extension officers assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events.
- Museology technicians protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage.
- Museum registrars and cataloguers classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.
- Preparators construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping.
- Picture framers fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work.
- Taxidermists prepare and mount skins of birds or animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes.
Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-10-15|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Capitale-Nationale region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Most openings will arise from the need to replace current employees.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2013
- Le Massif de Charlevoix is restructuring its operations. A dozen positions (predominantly in management) will be cut (available in French only)
- A Gold's Gym fitness centre has opened in the Carrefour Neuchâtel in Québec. Approximately 100 new jobs were created. (available in French only)
- $30M investment from the Quebec government for the construction of the Théâtre Le Diamant in Québec City (available in French only)
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