Preserve the Past to Build the Future
Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
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Related Job Titles
Archival Records Clerk, Museum Archivist, Reference Archivist, University Archivist, Archivist, Museum Registrar, Registrar, Film Archivist, Records Manager, State Archivist
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What you Need to Know
- History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
- Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Data base user interface and query software — Archivists’ Toolkit; FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access; PREMIS
- Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite; Encoded Archival System EAD
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat; Omeka software
- Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Corel Paint Shop Pro
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
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