Archives assistants work in libraries to support archivists. Their key duties include organizing archival and manuscript material in alphabetical and chronological order. They also label manuscript folders and containers. Archives assistants compile statistics and arrange, sort, file, and stamp catalog cards. They are also responsible for converting historical data to electronic data and ensuring the safety and preservation of materials. You will also be required to compile statistics. The assistant's duty is to increase the availability of research materials and preserve works. It also includes processing, preservation, and reference of files.
You must know how to use library catalogs or reference databases to work as an archives assistant. You must also be able to write simple internal memoranda and occasionally use computers. Along with all this, you must possess a high school diploma at least. The average salary is $23.05 an hour and $47950 annually.