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Archivists and Curators

Archivists and curators collect, appraise and preserve collections of recorded and other material of historical interest.

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About this Career

£24,606

Average salary

New workers start around £9,438.34. Normal pay is £24,606 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,788.20.

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Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Answers verbal or written enquiries and gives advice on exhibits or other material.
  • Liaises with school and other groups or individuals, publicises exhibits and arranges special displays for general, specialised or educational interest.
  • Negotiates loans of material for specialist displays.
  • Develops and promotes ideas for exhibitions and displays.
  • Allows access to original material or material not on display for researchers.
  • Makes sure that storage and display conditions protect objects from deterioration and damage.
  • Examines objects to identify any damage and carries out necessary restoration whilst preserving original characteristics.
  • Maintains indexes, bibliographies and descriptive details of archive material and arranges for reproductions of items where necessary.
  • Classifies material and arranges for its safe keeping and preservation.
  • Examines, appraises and advises on the acquisition of exhibits, historic records, government papers and other material.

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