Archive technician (museology) - Salary and Career
Museology Technicians

Archive technician (museology) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They help specialists from the different areas of museums, in the work of organization, conservation, research and dissemination of documents and objects of a historical, artistic, scientific, literary or other nature.

How much does an Archive technician (museology) earn

A Archive technician (museology) earns between $1.389 and $3.750 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.818 and a median salary of $1.511 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 132 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Archive technician (museology)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.818 21.819 455 9
1º Quartile 1.389 16.672 347 7
Median Salary 1.511 18.130 378 7
3º Quartile 2.860 34.318 715 14
Higher Salary 3.750 44.999 937 19

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • cultural services technicians
        • museology technicians

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Main workplaces

Museology Technicians they work in museums and archives, in cultural and educational entities, in the documentation sectors of companies, foundations and other public and private institutions, generally medium or large. They are generally registered employees, and there is also a chance of self-employment, as providers of specialized technical services, developing their work integrated in teams. Stamp and coin collectors are generally self-employed and often work alone or in teams. Organizational and research skills are important for the performance of family occupations.

What does it take to work in the field of Museology Technicians

For access to the occupation of technician in museology, a medium level training is required. The learning of professionals who work with stamp and coin collections takes place in practice. For the full exercise of the activities, experience ranging from one to two years is required.

Functions and activities of Archive technician (museology)

Museology Technicians must:

  • research technical documentation;
  • search for technical documentation;
  • conserve the collection;
  • perform administrative activities;
  • display collections;
  • exhibit collections;
  • communicate;
  • implement educational actions;
  • prepare the space for the exhibition of the technical reserve;
  • commercialize stamps and coins;
  • catalog the collection;
  • search technical documentation;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • catalogar the collection;
  • catalogar o acervo;
  • conserving the collection;
  • implementing educational actions;
  • trade stamps and coins;
  • trading stamps and coins;

  • Activities

    • exhibit at fairs;
    • update the archives of documents related to the collection;
    • participate in the development of the exhibition's visual program;
    • account for the administration of financial resources for specific purposes;
    • search bibliography and catalogs;
    • package the works in the collection;
    • collaborate in planning the logistics of the exhibition;
    • produce technical report of cataloging;
    • create incident log;
    • search primary sources;
    • dismantle exposure;
    • prepare works for publication;
    • training surveillance personnel for the protection of the collections;
    • fill in the catalog sheet;
    • search the internet;
    • perform exposure monitoring;
    • elaborate correspondence;
    • serve the public;
    • publish stamp and coin catalogs;
    • pack works;
    • evaluate the pieces for loan purposes;
    • train cleaning staff;
    • perform professional exchanges;
    • organizing stamps and coins catalogs;
    • adapt lighting to the environment;
    • verify explanatory texts of the collection;
    • select parts for purchase;
    • guiding technical visits to the collection;
    • implement safety measures in the works;
    • search restoration materials;
    • advising other institutions in the conservation of the collection;
    • know notions of technical design;
    • immunize the collection;
    • indicating safety procedures to the public;
    • build support supports for the works;
    • perform customer registration;
    • check the status of the collection;
    • orienting interns;
    • monitor physical conditions of the exhibition;
    • take measurements of objects;
    • organize the cataloging and research space;
    • participate in auctions;
    • select parts for acquisition;
    • communicate through interviews;
    • consult collectors and numismatists;
    • search for materials suitable for the exhibition;
    • collaborate in planning the exhibition logistics;
    • evaluate the object;
    • check entry and exit of works;
    • collaborate in the maintenance of the exhibition;
    • catalog the archives of documents related to the collection;
    • assemble the works in the designated places for exhibition;
    • determine rules on the conservation of the collection;
    • elaborate the circulation of works;
    • select pieces from the collection for exhibition;
    • prepare receipt records;
    • sanitize the collection;
    • produce parts location record;
    • manipulate security equipment for the conservation of the collection;
    • analyze explanatory texts from the collection;
    • fill in the catalog;
    • feed cultural agenda;
    • know notions of support materials for exhibition and restoration;
    • prepare a report of the activities carried out;
    • number pieces;
    • examine national and international stamp and coin catalogs;
    • build windows;
    • sort inventory;
    • purchase required materials;
    • auction through electronic means;
    • choose the appropriate material for the exhibition setup;
    • know notions of chemistry;
    • auction through catalogs;
    • organizing conservation and restoration spaces;
    • evaluate loot;
    • participate in the planning of the construction project;
    • help in decision-making on the conservation of the collection;
    • check explanatory texts of the collection;
    • build panels;
    • create a technical reserve area for works in transit;
    • monitor the implementation of the lighting system;
    • support in the preparation of the terms of acquisition of the collection;
    • know how to handle epi(personal protective equipment);
    • standardize the values of the works;
    • execute predetermined educational actions;
    • training support personnel for the transport and handling of the collection;
    • elaborate the map of access keys to the collection;
    • make partout pass;
    • handle collection;
    • know notions of first aid at construction sites;
    • list required materials;
    • assist in the classification of the collection;
    • control the environmental conditions;
    • control the entry and exit of pieces from the collection in technical reserve;
    • identify works with tags;
    • update the archives of documents relating to the collection;
    • conduct lectures;
    • control the storage of packages;
    • elaborate statistics of visitation and consultations;
    • know basic first aid;
    • master different computer languages;
    • adapt furniture;
    • assist in the tipping of the collection;
    • advise other institutions in the conservation of the collection;
    • indicate security procedures for the collection;
    • sorting stamps and coins;
    • have flexible hours;
    • indicate safety procedures to the public;
    • know scientific notions of the specific area;
    • visit museums and exhibitions for consultation;
    • subsidize the creation of catalogs with information;
    • interact with other professionals and with the institution's public;
    • create purchase requisition;
    • control precision instruments;
    • supervise the transfer of the collection;
    • develop visual memory;
    • unpack works;
    • mark the exhibition circuit;
    • perform the collection;
    • assist in the listing of the collection;
    • create cataloging and computerization files of the collection;
    • develop hand skills;
    • proceed ethically;
    • food website;
    • determine the ethics of buying and selling works;
    • representing clients in auctions;
    • prepare a trip to accompany the assembly of the exhibition;
    • update yourself;
    • implement safety actions in the works;
    • photograph the collection;
    • standardize the trade of works;
    • search auctions;
    • plan annual activities;
    • tombar collection;
    • assist in the restoration of works;
    • register works loans;
    • weigh the pieces of the collection;
    • implement first aid measures to the works;
    • disclose the event in the media;
    • interview artists and family members about works;
    • paint the space;
    • elaborate technical conservation and restoration reports;

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