Sean Harrison, Exhibit Technician: Museum Job Spotlight

My name is… Sean Harrison
The name of my museum is… Bullock Texas State History Museum
My job title is… Exhibit Technician

What’s your day to day like? What are your main responsibilities?

Making artifact mounts, exhibit furnishings, installing exhibits, and tracking activities

What is your absolute favorite part of your job? ?

watching visitors respond to displays in museum galleries

What advice would you give someone that wants to work in your profession?

embrace math, science, digital technology, and mindfulness for a fulfilling career

What is the best part about working in the museum industry? ??

handling priceless, historic, or one-of-a kind artifacts in person

What part of your job is the most surprising?

getting to use large machinery or equipment in exhibit areas to move artifacts


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