Archivists jobs in Canada

Salary

51 390 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 49 180 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 35 540 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 46 810 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 55 640 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a minor in archival studies or A university degree with a certificate in archival studies is required.
  • A master's degree in archival studies, archival studies and information science, library science or history may be required.

Job overview

Archivists manage, process, store and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store and research textual material, pictures, maps, architectural documents, electronic materials, films and videos, and sound recordings and multimedia materials. Archivists are employed in archives, in the public and para-public sectors and in private sector organizations.

Main duties

  • Develop policies and procedures for managing current and semicurrent archives, in particular corporate cataloguing systems, records scheduling and disposal, and finding aids
  • Design programs for managing, disseminating and storing archives of all types (documents, photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, manuscripts, etc.)
  • Plan the computerized management of archives and the management of electronic archives
  • Appraise and acquire archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes
  • Authenticate documents and records, and research the origins and significance of archival materials
  • Organize noncurrent archives and develop cataloguing and retrieval systems to allow access to archival materials
  • Assist people with their searches.

Illustrative example(s)

  • archivist
  • historical archivist
  • multimedia archivist

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