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Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

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Currently Employed: 140

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $25.98 - $46.11

Typical Annual Salary: $54,000 - $95,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Authenticate and appraise historical documents and archival materials.
  • Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electronic information storage technology.
  • Preserve records, documents, and objects, copying records to film, videotape, audiotape, disk, or computer formats as necessary.
  • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
  • Direct activities of workers who assist in arranging, cataloguing, exhibiting, and maintaining collections of valuable materials.
  • Research and record the origins and historical significance of archival materials.
  • Locate new materials and direct their acquisition and display.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Inkjet printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Video creation and editing software
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