Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5212  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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This unit group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, 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 by art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic heritage sites, and other locations.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aircraft Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Aquarium Interpreter
  • Archaeological Technician
  • Art Gallery Preparator
  • Art Gallery Registrar
  • Art Objects Preparator
  • Art Restoration Technician
  • Assistant Registrar - Museum
  • Botanical Garden Interpreter
  • Cataloguer - Museum
  • Chief Display Officer - Museum
  • Chief Exhibit Officer - Museum
  • Chief Preparator
  • Chief Preparator - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Communications Equipment Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Community Museum Technician
  • Conservation And Restoration Technician
  • Conservation Area Interpreter
  • Conservation Technician - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Dinosaur Museum Interpreter
  • Diorama Maker - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Diorama Technician
  • Display Officer - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Document Restoration Technician
  • Ecological Interpreter
  • Exhibit Officer - Museum
  • Exhibit Preparator
  • Exhibit Technician
  • Fossil Recovery And Reparation Technician
  • Frame Fitter - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Framer - Museum And Art Gallery
  • Framing Technician
  • Head Preparator - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Historic Site Interpreter
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Historical Site Technician
  • Historical Village Supervisor
  • Historical Village Technician
  • History Museum Interpreter
  • Insectarium Interpreter
  • Interpretive Guide - Museum
  • Model Maker-preparator
  • Museology Technician
  • Museum Cataloguer
  • Museum Exhibit Officer
  • Museum Extension Officer
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Museum Objects Cataloguer
  • Museum Objects Preparator
  • Museum Preparator
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Technician
  • Museum Technician - Earth's History And Paleontology
  • Natural Habitat Interpreter
  • Nature Interpreter
  • Nature Site Interpreter
  • Ornithology Centre Interpreter
  • Paintings Restoration Technician
  • Park Interpreter
  • Picture Framer - Museum And Art Gallery
  • Planetarium Interpreter
  • Planetarium Technician
  • Preparator
  • Railway Equipment Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Recording Technician - Museum
  • Regional Museum Technician
  • Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Road Transport Equipment Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Taxidermist
  • Taxidermy Technician
  • Technical Officer - Museum
  • Wilderness Interpreter
  • Zoo Interpreter
  • Art Gallery Preparator
  • Conservation Technician - Museums And Art Galleries
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Museology Technician
  • Museum Extension Officer
  • Museum Objects Cataloguer
  • Museum Registrar
  • Museum Technician
  • Paintings Restoration Technician
  • Picture Framer - Museum And Art Gallery
  • Restoration Technician - Museum
  • Taxidermist
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Historical Interpreter
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Nature Site Interpreter
  • Zoo Interpreter

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $9,020
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries.

Sex Median Income
Male $8,586
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (3 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$39,000.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$35,100.00
Average
$39,000.00
Median
$39,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 35
25 to 34 years 15
35 to 44 years 15
45 to 54 years 10
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 70
Part Time 15
Total 85
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 30
Female 45
Total 75
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 65
Self Employed 15
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 60
Unemployed 20
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for technical occupations related to museums and art galleries. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 20
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 35
Total 75
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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