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Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician

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. They 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, they may also have to source manufacturers for some displays.

Duration

13 months, minimum.

Overview of the role

Roles could be in a multi department museum/gallery, smaller museum/gallery or a group of museums/galleries and associated organisations providing technical services to museums and galleries, as well as technicians within arts schools, and those providing technical services to the wider arts and cultural heritage sectors. Museum and Gallery Technicians contribute to the specialist preparation, planning, technical and operational running of Collections and Exhibitions.

Assessment

The apprenticeship includes independent assessment to check the apprentice’s overall performance against the standard.

The end-point assessment will include:

  • Project, report and presentation
  • Professional discussion with portfolio of evidence

Independent end-point assessment happens when the employer, apprentice and trainer/assessor are satisfied that the apprentice is working consistently at or above the level set out in the apprenticeship standard.

Entry requirements

  • Working at Level 1 maths and English.
  • Employers may also have their own entry requirements.
  • Before taking the end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve Level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A*–C or 9–4). You will have an experienced tutor who will support you
    to work towards these qualifications.

Register your interest

You can register your interest by emailing apprenticeships@waes.ac.uk or view our current live apprenticeship vacancies.