Archivists 


Archivists manage, process, store, and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store, and research historical documents, photographs, and maps as well as audio-visual and other materials. They develop policies/procedures and design programs to manage, store, and retrieve current/semi-current archives.


Work: Archivists perform some or all of the following duties: , Develop policies and procedures for managing current and semicurrent archives, in particular corporate cataloguing systems, records scheduling and disposal, and finding aids; Design programs for managing, disseminating and storing archives of all types (documents, photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, manuscripts, etc.); Plan the computerized management of archives and the management of electronic archives; Appraise and acquire archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes; Authenticate documents and records and research the origins and significance of archival materials; Organize noncurrent archives and develop cataloguing and retrieval systems to allow access to archival materials; Assist people with their searches.

Title Examples: Archive Assistant, Archivist, Chief Archivist, Historical Archivist, Multimedia Archivist

Useful Secondary School subjects: Computer-related courses, English, French, History, Sciences

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Requirements: A bachelor's degree minor in archival studies or a university degree with a certificate in archival studies is required. , A master's degree in archival studies, archival studies and information science, library science or history may be required.

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