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Records Manager

Records Managers are sometimes grouped in with archivists and curators. In their job capacity, they typically access and maintain records, files, historical documents, and other information. This information may be preserved physically or virtually, on a computer.

Duties and tasks

  • Accepting and preserving records for safekeeping
  • Accessing records and databases when information is requested
  • Classifying records and documents and filing them appropriately
  • Controlling access to information, especially that of a confidential nature
  • Coordinating central recording systems
  • Perusing records for quality, necessity, and importance
  • Purging databases as needed

Skills required

  • Active listening skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Organisation and time management
  • Public speaking
  • Reading comprehension

Working conditions

Records Managers work in a variety of settings. They may work for private businesses, governmental agencies, or for cultural organisations such as museums. At times, they may also be hired to work in private homes or for individuals.

Professional associations / Industry information

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM) 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Archive Executive
  • Archivist
  • Information Officer
  • Librarian
  • Records Officer
  • Research Officer

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