Museum and gallery technician apprenticeship

Create permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays

As a museum and gallery technician apprentice, your role involves creating captivating exhibitions and displays within tight deadlines and budgets. You’ll design, make, and set up customized solutions like mounts, showcases, and labels for objects, some of which are extremely valuable. These solutions might use materials like Perspex, wood, and metal, and you could also collaborate with conservators to find suitable manufacturers. Your responsibilities encompass various aspects of collections and exhibitions, including planning and technical work. Documentation for collections management, risk assessment, and object handling will be part of your routine. Adhering to safety and organisational guidelines is crucial, ensuring your tools and equipment are up to standard. You’ll also contribute to ongoing collection care, preparing items for transportation by creating travel cases. Your role plays a significant part in preserving and presenting priceless cultural artifacts for the public to enjoy.


Duration: 15 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT, history and science

Entry requirements for the museum and gallery technician apprenticeship: Basic IT skills

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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