Museum Archivist Resume Template


Museum Archivists are responsible for ensuring the authenticity of and building a museum’s collection of historical and culturally rich documents. They often specialize in specific fields such as scientific drawings, medical manuscripts, diplomatic and war treatises, political speeches, original book manuscripts, writings and personal letters of historical persons.  They also authenticate sketches and studies behind paintings or sculptures exhibited in art museums.  Letters and correspondences of famous people over the ages also form the museum’s collection.

Museum Archivist Resume Template

Alfred J. Walker, Jr.

Yorba Linda, Orange, CA

Phone: 657-550-9293

walkerjr_aj@ycmail.com

Objective

A management position as museum archivist in a large metropolitan museum specializing in presidential and historic American documents.

Summary of Qualification

  • More than a decade experience as a museum archivist first for a historical library and then for a presidential and biographical museum
  • Excellent writing and organization skills

Career Experience/Job History

2003 – Present:  Assistant Museum Archivist, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

  • Assist the Museum Archivist in the maintenance of the presidential collection
  • Supervise the museum aides in cataloguing presidential artifacts
  • Evaluate presidential artifact to their authenticity before becoming part of the collection.
  • Coordinate with archeologists, politicians and relatives of the former president to ensure authenticity of artifacts being considered for exhibition.

2000 – 2003:  Assistant Museum Archivist, Stowitts Museum & Library

  • Coordinate with archeologists and historians in authenticating manuscripts for possible inclusion in the museum’s collection
  • Supervise the cataloguing and updating of museum archive documents.

Education

2001 – 2004: MS in Archeology, Stanford University

1995 – 1999: Bachelor of Arts in History, Cornell University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

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