5212.3 Museum and Other Related Interpreters
Museum interpreters conduct guided tours and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities.
botanical garden interpreter
nature site interpreter
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to acquire, understand and retain information concerning points of interest, historical and other data related to museum or site tours
- Verbal ability to describe points of interest and historical and other information concerning exhibits or sites
- Social interest in speaking with people to answer inquiries and provide information
- Methodical interest in copying information when collecting tour tickets and fees; and in conducting successive tours
- Directive interest in conducting tours of museums, galleries and historical, heritage and other sites
3Near and far vision
2Standing and/or walking
L1Regulated inside climate
- Completion of a college program in museum technology or conservation technology
other technical or on-the-job training programs related to the work is required.
- Interpreters may require a university degree in a field related to museum and gallery work.
- Museum interpreters may require specific scientific or academic credentials for employment by some museums, nature centres or other site.
Historic and heritage sites
Museum interpreters may require specific scientific or academic credentials for employment by some museums, nature centres or other site.
Assistant curators (in 5112 Conservators and Curators)
Museum exhibit designers (in 5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers)
Tour and Travel Guides (6441)
Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.
* Environmental Conditions
For some occupations in this group, L
ocation L3 (Outside) may also apply.