Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

51102 - Archivists

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. They are employed in archives, in the public and para-public sectors and in private sector organizations.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • archivist
    • historical archivist
    • multimedia archivist

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • assistant archivist
  • Exclusion(s)

    • Archive assistant (See 52100 Library and public archive technicians)
    • Librarians (See 51100 Librarians)
    • Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers (See 50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers)
    • Medical archivist (See 12111 Health information management occupations)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following 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.
  • Employment requirements

    • A bachelor's degree with a minor in archival studies
      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.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to archive management positions is possible with experience.
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