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Career and Education Opportunities for Archivists

In general, archivists appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. They also participate in research activities based on archival materials.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Archivist career.

STATES WITH Archivist OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Libraries and Museums

JOB DESCRIPTION: Archivist

Archivist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Archivists preserve records and objects, copying records to film or computer formats as needed. They also furnish reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials. Finally, archivists organize archival records and design classification systems to enable access to archival materials.

Every day, archivists are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.