Museology technician - Salary and Career
Museology Technicians

Museology technician - 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 Museology technician earn

A Museology technician 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 Averwage.com 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 Museology technician

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 Museology technician

Museology Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Museology technician the most in the job market

    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services
    • museum activities and exploration of historic places and buildings and similar attractions
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • library and archive activities
    • general public administration
    • agricultural raw materials wholesale
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • activities of associative organizations linked to culture and art
    • elementary school




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