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

An Audiovisual Archivist is responsible for conservation, preservation and maintaining the data of the audiovisual format like films, magnetic videos, audio tapes, optical and digital media. This role requires an individual who has specialized training and understanding of history and its importance to future generations. The Library is the most likely place for this position to be utilized, but any other organization can adopt it for easier data management. Other important tasks include creating and implementing policies and procedures for handling the stored data, managing and availing the data as required as per the company's policies, collaborating with other departments to recommend and oversee equipment and handling of the stored data, researching and following the copyright laws related to these materials, preserving and providing access to the materials stored.

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


Learn only to listen and pick out the most important things from the conversation.

Always strive to ask and raise relevant questions and issues respectively during a conversation

[employee comments goal]

Stay calm and be aware of the fact that one will never win an argument with a difficult person

Stay out of difficult people's businesses and out of their way and avoid talking about them or to them as much as possible

[employee comments goal]

Set consistent goals that can be easily achieved without much stress

Receive feedback and labor for it to become a better employee

[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

Network and surround oneself with like-minded people who will encourage own accomplishments and point out weak areas

[employee comments goal]

Break projects into manageable chunks with each chunk spaced enough to give one time to make changes before the final delivery

Try to imagine possible outcomes of a particular decision and potential problems that might ensue from it

[employee comments goal]

Pay special attention to new trends and implement change towards them

Encourage more colleagues to attend more live events to get the attention of clients and prospects

[employee comments goal]

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

Constantly use survey results to assess the impact of ongoing process improvement efforts

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in communicating the purpose and outcomes of a research in a clear manner

Constantly use insight gained from existing feedback to improve research methods in the future

[employee comments goal]

Learn to concentrate in all training sessions and avoid distracters while learning

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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