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Archivists

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Organize archival records and develop classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
    • Provide reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials.
    • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
    • Research and record the origins and historical significance of 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.
    • Direct activities of workers who assist in arranging, cataloguing, exhibiting, and maintaining collections of valuable materials.
    • Locate new materials and direct their acquisition and display.
    • Authenticate and appraise historical documents and archival materials.
    • Specialize in an area of history or technology, researching topics or items relevant to collections to determine what should be retained or acquired.
    • Coordinate educational and public outreach programs, such as tours, workshops, lectures, and classes.
    • Select and edit documents for publication and display, applying knowledge of subject, literary expression, and presentation techniques.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Category Flexibility

      The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 52050/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.02/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 230
    • Yearly Projected Openings 30

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Scanners
    • Notebook computers
    • Inkjet printers
    • Digital cameras
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Presentation software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Document management software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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