Job Post: Digital Archivist, Workman Arts Project of Ontario, Toronto

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibition opportunities and partnering with other arts organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media in five disciplines: music, theatre, literature, visual art and media art.
Founded in 1987 as a theatre company of eight members (individuals with mental illness and limited arts training), over the past 27 years Workman Arts has evolved into a multi-disciplinary professional arts organization engaging over 300 member artists, at various stages of developing their practice. Through an increasingly entrepreneurial approach, Workman has empowered and collaborated with thousands of artists with mental health and addiction issues who have performed or exhibited to audiences in prestigious venues nationally and internationally.
Workman Arts is currently in the process of consolidating its body of knowledge and developing a theoretical framework that will allow the organization to evolve from a practice-based service provider to an evidence-based leader and change agent.

Reporting to the Project Manager and working with a small group of interns, the Digital Archivist will be responsible to develop and direct the documentation process, structure and tools required for a Workman Arts Digital Archives.
• Review issues of consistency, format, standardization and metadata in the beginning of the process;
• Create preservation indicators (Establish DA inclusion criteria, and process);
• Assess long term value of the information;
• Develop a collection policy that includes what to archive , determining extent to archiving links and refreshing site contents;
• Develop a plan for changes to access mechanism, rights management and security;
• Train Interns on system, collection policy, software and process to review, tag, scan and catalogue;
• Monitor interns progress regularly and provides ongoing direction as required;
• Develop user friendly guide on how to use the Digital Archives system and provides training to Project Coordinator and WA staff; Interns
• Develop a collection policy that includes what to archive, determining extent, archiving links and refreshing site contents

Two year part-time consulting contract. Total compensation $15,000

Apply by email:

Application deadline:

Feb 2 2015

How to apply:

Send your application to:
Please quote Application for Digital Archivist in the subject line and submit the following:
• Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position
• Current CV
Note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews to be held February 9 – 13, 2015
We will not accept emails or telephone inquires regarding this position.
Workman Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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