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Museum Electrician (6540)

Museum Electrician

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: PS70
  • Class Code: 6540
  • Established: 07/23/1959
  • Revised: 04/21/1971
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment in a State museum building; to develop, modify, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment used in exhibition programs; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans requirements and layout of wiring systems for electrical and sound apparatus in the museum building; installs transmission lines, heating equipment, electric lights, motors, sound systems, control panels, and other electric and electronic equipment; troubleshoots electrical systems; consults with exhibitors, tradespeople, and the administrative personnel on electrical problems related to exhibit work; advises in the selection, storage, and installation of electric and electronic equipment; makes rough sketches and estimates the cost of electrical work on exhibits and minor building construction; modifies existing electrical displays and develops installations for new displays; as necessary, does research in electronics and special lighting for effective display of exhibits; correlates work with other exhibit functions; maintains an electric shop; keeps simple records and makes reports; instructs and leads skilled and unskilled assistants.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of varied experience as a journeyperson electrician, at least two years of which shall have been in exhibition or display work, including experience in electronics and special lighting effects.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment; development, modification, and maintenance of electrical and electronic display equipment; National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health.


Skill in: Installation, maintenance, and repair of electric and electronic apparatus.


Ability to: Read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches and estimates of the cost of electrical work on exhibits and minor building construction; keep simple records and make reports; follow oral and written directions; instruct and lead skilled and unskilled assistants; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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