Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a project archivist.

A Project Archivist is responsible for managing and maintaining information and materials for a particular project. This position is the head of all the required information and acts as a safe where all the relevant data is safely stored in digital or material form.

The primary responsibilities include organizing training sessions on archival procedures, promoting the group's or departments work through presentations, talks and exhibitions, cataloguing collections and managing information and records, liaising with donors and depositors of archives, responding to all the enquiries from the members of the public and other users, advising users on the best methods to access, use and interpret archives, evaluating records for preservation and retention, handling, repairing and conserving the records some of which may be fragile to handle.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Show willingness to listen to other people's views even when they are not good.

Give other people ample time to talk before contributing again.

[employee comments goal]

Embrace teamwork and delegate responsibility to individuals in order to make them accountable for execution

Set challenging goals for one's area of responsibility in relation to the available business opportunities and work hard to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Keep one's focus on building real connections with the people one meets instead of just socializing or trying to sell own products

Ask the contacts one already has to refer other contacts in order to build and expand own network

[employee comments goal]

Establish immediate credibility that should be followed in the workplace

Insist that staff members meet standards of grooming and appearance

[employee comments goal]

Provide accurate feedback at all times to enable without exaggerating

Produce results and records that do not need the management's scrutiny

[employee comments goal]

Keep up a positive attitude that interacts with others well

Accept positive criticism as a way to grow and mature career wise

[employee comments goal]

Find a mentor or a good friend to take on the role of motivator, check own progress and hold one accountable

Break down goals into actionable daily or weekly tasks in order to not lose motivation if the goals seem too big or far away to accomplish

[employee comments goal]

Use project management tools or techniques to plan and track project performance; learn how to use management methodologies effectively

Know the team's strengths and weaknesses and encourage the members to support and complement each other

[employee comments goal]

Simulate processes and observe processes in action in order to identify points at which improvements can be made

Constantly gather more knowledge to assist in modeling processes to make them work as expected

[employee comments goal]

Join online technology communities that consist of technology savvy individuals to learn more technology ideas

Implement augmented and virtual reality technologies to improve training and engagement

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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