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

A Collections Management Archivist is liable for development, storage and preservation of collections and cultural heritage to satisfy the needs of the individual collector or the organization at large. This position ensures the long-term safety and sustainability of the cultural objects without fail.

Primary responsibilities include recording archival descriptions in collection management, promoting efficient processing and report to minimize backlogs, managing the life cycle of archival collections in a broad spectrum of archival functions, facilitating access to archival collections, comparing management tools and systems to find out what works best, integrating group management tools with other systems, facilitating access to archival collections through available records.

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


Restate instructions and messages to ensure that they are well understood.

Take notes on the important aspect of the conversation if necessary.

[employee comments goal]

Get the building inspected from time to time in order to find areas that need repair or improvement

Pay close attention to suspicious and unusual behavior and challenge it before it becomes a safety hazard

[employee comments goal]

Consult with management as much to ensure unity in executing of duties

Listen keenly to understand what each employee is finding challenging

[employee comments goal]

Be willing, to tell the truth at all times even when you are in error

Give credit to employees who have worked hard and deserved it

[employee comments goal]

Learn to open up about oneself a bit and show some vulnerability and human feeling when having conversations with colleagues to help relationships blossom

Learn to talk to new employees at or strangers outside of work in order to learn something new and understand a little about another person's world

[employee comments goal]

Review outcomes of own projects in order to understand where problems occurred and plan to anticipate them

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

Be prepared to shift own strategy or analysis of the problem as one is presented with more information about the problem

Take something that others see quite often or take for granted and analyze it to see if it could be a solution to the problem at hand

[employee comments goal]

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

Divide own goals into urgent and important in order to know which ones need more focus

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use the existing benchmarks to complete processes in accordance with the set standards

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

[employee comments goal]

Participate in specialized training programs and seek for more specialized training opportunities

Encourage team members to put extra effort in taking part in crucial training sessions

[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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