As the Records Management Unit is small and the RM programme is still in its fledgling stages, the following is a list of the career posts one could eventually expect to see operating in the Virgin Islands:

  • Chief Archivist and Records Manager (Director of the National Archives) 
  • Government Archivist (Deputy Director) 
  • Government Records Manager (Deputy Director) 
  • Records Centre Supervisor 
  • Archivist’s Assistant 
  • Records Management Assistant
  • Micrographics Technician 
  • Conservator
  • IT Manager

In larger countries such as the United States the United Kingdom, Australia, Belize, Canada and elsewhere, there are numerous career posts and specializations that one can pursue in Archives and Records Management.

The following links can help you explore more of them:

Yes. Christopher Varlack was hired as the first Government Archivist in September 2007. Additionally, the Chief Records Management Officer is also an archivist and the Archives Project Coordinator. Furthermore, while the Archives was under the care of the Public Library from the 1980’s to 2004, Chief Librarian Bernadine Louis and Library staff member Janice Blyden fulfilled Archivist tasks.
Unlike libraries where patrons are permitted to browse through stacks and borrow books, Archives normally do not allow access to storage areas by researchers, nor are researchers allowed to take irreplaceable records out on loan.
While similar, the jobs differ since records managers are usually responsible for records from the creation of the record to the disposal (destruction or transfer to the Archives). Archivists are typically responsible for records transferred to the Archives and are concerned with the appraisal of records, their permanent preservation and the administration of their availability for consultation.
Actually, we are all records managers to some degree. Whether in our personal lives or professional careers, we all manage records of some sort whether they are emails, bills, checks, vouchers, correspondence, proposals, music, videos, photographs or any other document that records what we do in our daily lives. As such, learning solid records management techniques can help enhance the quality of our life and those around us by giving us skills that make us more efficient, effective and helpful in whatever we do.
Archivists are people professionally occupied in the administration and/or management of archives
A record, in archival terms, is a document regardless of form or medium created, maintained and used by an organization, or individual in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business, of which it forms a part or provides evidence.
A building specially designed or adapted for the low-cost storage and maintenance of semi-current records pending their ultimate destruction or transfer to an Archives repository.
In more recent times referred to as RIM (Records and Information Management), it is that area of general administrative management concerned with achieving economy and efficiency in the creation, maintenance, use and disposal of records of an organisation; and making the information contained in those records available in support of the business of that organisation.
A document is a unit of recorded information. It becomes a record when it is used in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business.