Archivists, Curators and Records Managers
Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop and manage historical documents, records and artefacts for the preservation of information. They may work for a variety of institutions including museums, libraries, historical societies and many others.
- Starting salary: $31,200 P/A Senior salary: $83,200 P/A Average salary: $55,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 6,900 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 8,300)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Archivists, Curators and Records Managers is 36.5 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as an Archivists, Curators and Records Manager include:
- VIC: 31.7%
- NSW: 21.9%
- QLD: 18.8%
Courses you may be interested in
- Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies Curtin University Level: Postgraduate Qual.: Graduate Diploma Units: 8 units More info
- Graduate Certificate in International Relations Griffith University Level: Postgraduate Qual.: Graduate Certificate Units: 4 units More info
- Graduate Certificate of Ancient History Macquarie University Level: Postgraduate Qual.: Graduate Certificate Units: 4 units More info
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Employment for Archivists, Curators and Records Managers has risen by a rate of 16% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly through 2017.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 300
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 27.8%
- Male Part Time: 3.8%
- Female Full Time: 44.1%
- Female Part Time: 24.3%
Other relevant information
- Advance new methods for record keeping and classification systems to ensure effective organisation and navigation through the systems.
- Apply security codes and software to protect classified information and grant access only to authorised individuals.
- Develop and maintain organisations record keeping systems, updating them periodically and analysing operations to modify systems for optimal results.
- Identify condition of historical documents, objects or artefacts and coordinate or perform restoration and preservation efforts.
- Implement procedures for archiving documents or data and create classification systems, indexes and guides for locating them.
- Interpret a variety of records and preserve or archive them for future use.
- Organise artefacts and verify authenticity, consulting with specialists when necessary.
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Organisational Skills
- Research Skills
- Strong Reading and Writing Skills
Archivists, Curators and Records Managers typically work Mondays to Fridays in an indoor office or lab setting. They may need to work with chemicals to preserve or restore artefacts or documents. They should be able to perform repetitive and precise work archiving data or inputting data.
Professional associations / Industry information
Related jobs and job titles
- Archive Executive
- Information Officer
- Records Officer
- Research Officer