What is an Archival Technician?


Archival Technician Job Description

Archival technicians are responsible for assisting users with accessing archived resources. They must also participate in archive processing and storage. Archival technicians may be employed by libraries, records management branches or organizations with archive services. 



Job Duties

• Assist users in accessing books, films, records, maps, photographs, documents, electronic and other archived materials

• Catalogue archived materials

• Perform manual and online reference searches

• Enter the checkout and return of archived materials



Scholarships for Becoming an Archival Technician

The "Applicable Majors" section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an archival technician. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Archival Technician. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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