What is an Archive Assistant?


Archive Assistant Job Description

Archive assistants are responsible for overseeing the holdings of archive collections. They must administer the acquisition, organizing, storage, disposal and retention of archived documents and records.



Job Duties

• Perform routine clerical duties

• Arrange for the acquisition of materials, as directed by the archivist

• Arrange for the preservation of the materials

• Arrange and organize documents in alphabetical, chronological or any other appropriate order

• Arrange, file and sort catalogue cards or databases

• Compile listings of materials contained in the collection

• Compile statistics related to the archived documents and records



Scholarships for Becoming an Archive Assistant 

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Archive Assistant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our History Scholarships 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 Archive Assistant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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