Should I become an archivist?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for an archivist in May 2018 was $48,400. A career as an archivist provides ample opportunity. In fact, the BLS predicts that employment for archivists will increase 14% from 2016 to 2026 — double the national average for all jobs.

Do you need a Masters to be a museum archivist?

Archivists, curators, and conservators typically need a master’s degree; museum technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree. Fields of degree may include fine and performing arts, history, or social science. Experience gained through an internship or by volunteering in archives or museums is helpful.

What can you do with an archiving degree?

An archivist maintains repositories of historical documents, making sure they’re properly preserved and cataloged. Most archivist career paths are associated with museums and universities. However, you may also find employment at large corporations, government institutions or elsewhere.

What should I major in to become an archivist?

Job recruiters typically prefer candidates who have a degree in history, library science, archival science or another related field. They also seek candidates who have some experience in working with database management and basic computer skills.

What does an archivist do?

Archivists are specially trained in preserving the original material and helping people obtain it. Archivists work with paper documents, photographs, maps, films, and computer records. Many begin their careers as historians and then attend classes to learn from experienced archivists.

What jobs do archivists do?

What is a digital archivist?

The Digital Archivist is responsible for the digital materials given to and created by the Special Collections and Archives including the creation of metadata records and for policies regarding the creation, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access to these materials.