Archivist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Archivist Job Description

*Archivists are responsible for the provision, care and management of permanent collections of information that are intended to preserve the past and allow others to discover it.

*Archivists are responsible for assembling, cataloguing, preserving and managing historically valuable collections of information, which exist in a wealth of formats.

*Archivists work within a wide variety of public and private sector organisations, and once qualified, may move between a variety of organisations, roles and specialisations.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Evaluating, selecting, retrieving and arranging materials;

*Answering enquiries;

*Organising publicity events such as talks and exhibitions;

*Making the archives accessible to a wide range of users;

*Transferring perishable documents to robust storage media, eg online;

*Producing teaching materials and other documentation;

*Identifying and bidding for funding;

*Negotiating the acquisition of new collections;

*Supervising staff and budgets.

Skills and Specifications


*Methodical and logical;

*Organised, with excellent administrative skills;

*Highly IT-literate and adaptable;

*Able to work in a team;

*Friendly and able to relate well to a wide range of users;

*Excellent verbal communicators;

*Able to carry out independent research;

*Forward-thinking, with an ability to anticipate and prepare for changing demands for and uses of archived information.
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