Plans and organises systems and procedures for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
- evaluates and preserves records for legal, administrative, evidential, historical and other purposes
- prepares record-keeping systems, indexes, guides and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records
- assesses records maintained by organisations and individuals and negotiates for their transfer to archival custody
- directs processes for the cataloguing, conservation, restoration and destruction of records
- administers access provisions laid down by legislation, organisational regulations and depositors' directions
- selects documents for reproduction, publication and display
- provides policy and technical advice on the management of records
- may assist users in the interpretation of record-keeping systems
- may direct the activities of library and conservation staff
- may participate in staff supervision, selection and training