Museum Archivist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Administration & Office Support
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Museum Archivist Job Description

*The Museum Archivists has to ensure the authenticity and preservation of historical and cultural documents.

*They can be specialize in such areas because as it is a very crucial and vital job in the areas such as historic scientific papers and drawings, architectural blueprints of historic structures, medical manuscripts, war time and diplomatic treatises, political speeches, original book manuscripts, and personal letters of historical persons.

Duties and Responsibilities

*He or She first of all has to classify the assets and prepare the catalogues of the archival assets of the museum

*He or she will have to prepare the documents related to the newly added collection.

*He or she will have to maintain the coordination with historians and fellow archivists in assessing the authenticity of newly included ancient or history documents in the museum’s collection

*He or she will have to train as well as supervise the staff being a Mentor and manage new museum staff in the histories behind exhibited documents.

*He or she should always try to enrich the collections of museum so should be very active in finding the source and acquire items to enrich museum’s archival collections.

*He or she has to be very strict about the security so will have to maintain the coordination with the museum’s security in using the best technologies to secure and protect specific and overall museum archival collections.

*He or she has to conduct and supervise the lectures on new document finds and publish write-ups on them.

*He or she has to restore and preserve the artifacts of a museum so has to maintain the coordination with the relevant experts in the preservation of delicate museum artifacts.

*He or she has to study and do the research work and also has to conduct the research work

*He or she has to study about newly discovered historic and cultural manuscripts in the museum’s collection.

*He or she will be always active in overseeing and reviewing the production of museum promotional and informational literatures.

Skills and Specifications

*He or She must have the required skills for the job such as strong interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills.

*He or She must have extensive and thorough knowledge in the specific curator ship assignment (natural history, martial artifacts, burial customs, etc.)

*He or She must have the skills of communication so should have strong communication skills both verbally and written.

*He or She should be very excellent in computers and should be literate in computers and in using museum database systems.

Education and Qualifications

*He or She must have a BS degree in history, archeology or any of the social sciences

*A master’s degree in the antiquities is preferred in the candidate.

*The candidate having the past 5-7 years of working experience in related archival discipline is an advantage.
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