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Archivists organize and preserve various documents that are historically important. Responsibilities listed on an Archivist example resume include classifying records, authenticating documents, detecting new materials for archiving and helping users access archived materials. The job requires a precise skillset: organizational, analytical and computer competencies. At the same time, archivists should be able to interact efficiently with people trying to locate various documents. Archivist resumes need to make display of a Bachelor's Degree in history or library science.

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Archivist/historian

Analyzed a number of journalistic works about Iraq and Afghanistan wars and wrote summaries of them for the edification of senior historians who chose speakers for Naval History and Heritage Command functions based on these publications.

  • Facilitated and provided research results to naval personnel, media, National Archives, other federal agencies and the public when responding to inquiries about current events and historical records.
  • Researched naval history topics such as Civil War engagements and identifying sailors rescued or lost at sea during World War II for descendants, naval personnel or other interested parties.
  • Identified and reorganized top secret files from early days of the colonies to present.
  • Coordinated dozens of requests from people and organizations and helped secure copies of personal and treasured documents.
  • Processed 20,000 awards for naval veterans of the Vietnam War until 1991.
  • Facilitated referencing of documents by scanner and other computer software.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
History
MA
Us, Russian And Diplomatic History
Graduate Studies, Journalism
2

Archivist

Created a list of existing documents using trackers with a special focus on fielding documentation (pre-departure acknowledgement forms, zero-tolerance forms, passports, reservations and proof of life documents).

  • Audited electronic files and developed a list of missing documents.
  • Tracked, settled up and provided pre-departure security briefings.
  • Communicated directly with the Country Security Team and ensured a sufficient inventory of communications equipment is available for travelers.
  • Assisted SMU manager in archiving contractual documentation.
  • Assisted SMU with other tasks as necessary and assisted country security team and the projects with their provincial trips/events.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BA
Program Development
3

Digital Archivist

Implementation of catalog solutions for 4519 unique audiovisual assets; introduced unique numbering
system, descriptive metadata, and a customized keyword thesaurus.

  • Developed pilot Excel-based tool; set in place strategy for future catalog migration to a
  • Provided senior management with strategic initiatives to repurpose content.
  • Supervised the editing, encoding and quality control workflow of video files.
  • Created and curated content for online publication Brief (including the In Conversation series on media figures and From the [company name] Archives weekly segments).
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Art History
MA
Moving Image Archive Studies
4

Processing Archivist

Organized and inventoried personal papers, church records, and museum collections

  • Provided reference services and taught workshops on archiving church records
  • Taught workshops on archiving church records
  • Wrote and edited journal articles
  • Supervised archives interns and volunteers
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Paralegal
BA
History
MA
Public History
5

College and Special Collections Archivist

Oversaw all aspects of managing a 15,000 piece permanent collection

  • Created exhibits, graphic elements, and assisted with publications
  • Assisted with installation and production of Western Art show/sales
  • Supervised student workers and archival volunteers
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Anthropology
MA
Museum Science
6

Project Archivist

Processed and digitized a photograph collection consisting of 1424 prints, negatives, and slides

  • Developed an image accession numbering policy, as well as completed metadata profiles for each image
  • Compiled research for each photograph and cataloged them within Embark
  • Worked with potential donors and prior Stax artists to resolve provenance issues including copyright ownership
  • Attended publicity events that required me to assist artists that recorded with the Stax label
  • Researched future grant opportunities for the collection
  • Created a finding aid, permissions/copyright statement, and digital request form relating to the photograph collection
  • Generated a technical manual outlining the scanning process and another on utilizing the Embark database
  • Produced an outline for a future scanning project
  • Assisted in the instalment of the Memphis in May exhibit, "Giving the Music Back: Mr. R&B Helps Save a Cultural Heritage"
  • Responsible for project planning and supervision of interns
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
History
MA
Library Science
7

Archivist Clerk

Developed an electronic document register to provide accountability for bank records

  • Developed stack card and locations for official bank records
  • Followed bank policies and procedures for proper maintenance and destruction of bank records
  • Provided written status of bank records on locations and for destruction
  • Filed all suspense and completed actions undertaken by bank
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
8

Archivist Intern

  • Processed ~17 linear feet of new material, helped inventory firearms
  • Created an IBook for the M9/M1911A1 display
  • Assisted with a quarterly inventory of storage and exhibits
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
History And Classics
9

Business Data Management Specialist/staff Director/special Assistant to The Archivist of The United States/management and Program Analyst

As the Business Data Management Specialist within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, support strategic decisions through the collection, interpretation and communication of information to key decision-makers.

  • Develop and produce regularly scheduled and ad hoc data extracts and reports in support of overall business strategies and providing best practice recommendations to the senior leadership team.
  • Manage NARA's Information Collection program. Includes overseeing and implementing the agency's policy and procedures for gathering information from customers.
  • Use business intelligence tools to answer questions for key stakeholders.
  • Work with agency leaders to plan, locate, and develop agency-wide process improvement approaches with which to promote efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in the administration of NARA programs.
  • In previous role as Staff Director, directly supported the head of the agency and senior management. Facilitated successful completion of projects and assignments in order to ensure accomplishment of the goals of the Office of the Archivist.
  • Currently leading the Archival Space Working Group whose role is to compile, analyze, and report data regarding the agency's storage space challenges across the country. The output from this group will be used to request the United States Congress for appropriations to build additional storage space for records.
  • Developed, administered, and provided detailed analytical reports for the following studies: Internal Services Satisfaction Survey, Labor Management Relations Survey, Managers and Supervisors Support Assessment, Plain Language Satisfaction Survey, Business Intelligence Tools Survey, OGIS Pre-Audit Assessment, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Facility Evaluations.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BBA
Marketing Information Systems
10

Archivist / Independent Contractor

  • Prepared case files to ensure smooth scanning: removed staples and paper clips, unfolded creases, etc.
  • Lifted and relocated storage boxes throughout the office, with weight ranging from 20-50 lbs.
  • Correctly loaded and scanned documents of all sizes, monitoring for quality throughout process.
  • Combined and converted images into PDF format; label and save into client-assigned folders.
  • Recorded on-going progress through assigned Excel/Word spreadsheets.
  • Properly disposed of documents after completing digitalization, maintaining confidentiality.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts

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