Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $46,530.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 135
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.45 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Processing Information

Maintain historical materials
Organize reference materials
Record historical information
Catalog materials or artifacts for reference
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
Sort books or publications

Thinking Creatively

Provide assistance in developing and executing policies
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop index systems
Develop historical or art museum exhibits or promotional materials
Develop library or archival databases
Design library displays
Develop complex computer databases
Write research or project grant proposals

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Appraise value of documents, manuscripts, photographs, or artifacts
Decide how to store valuable, historical documents, materials, and art
Edit written materials or content
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Restore aged or distorted photographs

Getting Information

Collect archival or historical material
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Research library or museum related information
Conduct field research
Determine styles worn during historical periods

Training and Teaching Others

Organize informational materials
Develop instructional materials
Develop museum, library, or archive policies, procedures, or standards
Train others in the use of library or museum related equipment
Train library or museum personnel

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate information in documents or manuscripts
Evaluate significance of historical data
Evaluate photographs or art
Analyze art or artifacts to determine age, cultural identity, or other relevant information

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Asset Management
Policy Implementation
Art History

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