Archivist, Curator and Records Manager

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

Overview

Archivists, Curators and Records Managers develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.

Day-to-day

  • evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • preparing record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention and destruction of records
  • identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work
  • examining items and arranging examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • designing and revising medical record forms
  • managing organisations' central records systems
  • analysing the record-keeping needs of organisations, and translating these needs into record management systems
  • maintaining computerised and other record management systems and record forms, and advising on their usage
  • controlling access to confidential information, and recommending codes of practice and procedures for accessing records
  • developing record cataloguing, coding and classification systems, and monitoring their use.

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$1,812 / week
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Moderate

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