Archivists and curators

Role Responsibilities

  • Evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • Directing or carrying out the preparation of indexes, bibliographies, microfilm copies and other reference aids to the collected material and making them available to users
  • Researching the origin, distribution and use of materials and objects of cultural and historical interest
  • Organizing, developing and maintaining collections of artistic, cultural, scientific or historically significant items
  • Directing or undertaking classification and cataloguing of museum and art gallery collections and organizing exhibitions
  • Researching into, appraising, organizing and preserving historically significant and valuable documents such as government papers, private papers, photographs, maps, manuscripts and audiovisual materials
  • Preparing scholarly papers and reports
  • Planning and implementing the computerized management of archives and electronic records
  • Organizing exhibitions at museums and art galleries, publicizing exhibits and arranging special displays for general, specialized or educational interest
  • Appraising and acquiring archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled