Museum and gallery technician apprenticeship

Museum and gallery technician apprenticeship

Create permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays

A museum and gallery technician creates permanent and temporary exhibitions and displays, meeting strict deadlines of time and cost. During the museum and gallery technician apprenticeship, you’ll design, manufacture and install bespoke display and interpretation solutions, which may include mounts and showcases, and may be involved in creating accurate labels for particular objects. These objects may be extremely valuable and often priceless. The display solutions may be made from materials such as Perspex, wood and metal and may be intricate. In consultation with the designated conservator, you may also have to source manufacturers for some displays. You’ll contribute to the specialist preparation, planning, technical and operational running of collections and exhibitions. You’ll also complete documentation associated with collections management, risk assessment and object handling. You must work within your organisation’s policies and procedures at all times and will be responsible for ensuring that your tools and equipment are health, safety and security compliant. You’ll also be expected to assist with ongoing collections’ care, and preparing objects for transit, by constructing, or overseeing the construction of travel cases.


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: £20,000 per annum

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