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Museum Technicians


Museum technicians, also known as registrars, are skilled craftworkers who, using detailed plans supplied by designers and architects, build and set up various kinds of museum displays and fixtures. The role of museum technician varies depending on the needs of the employing museum and the skills of the technician. For example, a museum technician may work as an electrician, a carpenter, or an audiovisual equipment specialist. Planetarium technicians operate and maintain the complex sound and projection equipment used in planetarium shows and demonstrations. Approximately 14,400 museum technicians and conservators are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Exhibit Designer or Curator

Conservation Technician or Preparator

Experienced Museum Technician

Entry-Level Museum Technician