Tend to all the business and travel needs of a corporate executive.
Museums, Doctors ’ offices, libraries, banks, and Lawyers ’ offices all have back rooms that are stuffed to the gills with papers. Sometimes, the documents remain in their homes permanently. Other times, these cubbies are culled when a specific amount of time has passed. An Archive Technician handles these mountains of paper.
Archive Technicians who work in museums and libraries deal with valuable documents that are rarely, if ever, discarded. In this role, you provide clerical help to the Curators or Librarians who manage the collection. Sorting items into piles by date or making a list of all of the papers the organization owns takes up much of your day.
Archive Technicians who work for Doctors, Lawyers, or Bankers strive hard to keep the records organized, up to date, and under control. In this position, you might scan very old documents into the computer for safekeeping, and then shred the paper copies so thieves couldn’t steal the information. You might also file new documents, and keep detailed records about where items are filed.
In either position, you’ll be asked to help people find specific items in the piles of documents you’ve stashed away. Since you’ve sorted these documents, you know just where to go to find a particular item, and you’re back in a flash with just the right information.
In a museum or library, you might help a lost student or Writer find inspiring, old documents. In a bank or law office, you help coworkers find critical customer records. After the readers finish with the papers, you put them back where they belong.