Archivist, Museum Archivist, Records Manager, University Archivist
What they do:Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
On the job, you would:
- Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
- Provide reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials.
- Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
Arts and Humanities
- history and archeology
- English language
- customer service
- administrative services
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- reading work related information
- writing things for co-workers or customers
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by writing
- read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
- group things in different ways
- order or arrange things
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- FileMaker Pro
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft PowerPoint
Graphics or photo imaging software
- Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Local Salary Info
- Document Management Specialists
- Librarians & Media Collections Specialists
- Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
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