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2022 Dance/USA Summer Archiving Fellowships

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2022 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program for master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields. The theme of this round of Fellowships, generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is Preserving Cultural Heritage, Supporting Communities. 

The goal of the Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance ecosystem and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Dance/USA invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in learning and applying archiving methods that are culturally sensitive and rooted in community practice.

Dance/USA will award six Fellowships in 2022, with a stipend of $10,000 per Fellow

Deadline: 11:59pm EST, February 28, 2022

Job Opportunity: Digital Archivist – Jacob’s Pillow: Becket, MA

Job TitleDigital Archivist
CompanyJacob’s Pillow
LocationBecket, MA
Posting Websitehttps://www.jacobspillow.org/employment/
Required Experience • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field.
• Two years of experience working with digital collections in a library or archival setting.
• Experience implementing and maintaining Digital Asset Management systems.
• Familiarity with digitization standards (hardware and software) for analog media (audiovisual, photographic materials, documents, etc.) and/or experience working with digitization vendors.
• Knowledge of library information technology standards, protocols, issues, and trends—particularly in relation to digitization, digital asset management, digital format sustainability, digital preservation, normalization/migration, and preservation metadata standards and schemas.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and accessibility with experience enacting those values in a library or archives setting.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Overseeing the preservation of all digital objects in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives. 
• Managing the appraisal of digital objects and facilitating the ingestion of archival digital materials into the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.
• Cataloguing digital objects in Collective Access—Jacob’s Pillow’s content management system.
• Facilitating digital reference and online engagement resources
Application Instructions:To view the full description and apply, please visit: https://www.jacobspillow.org/employment/

Student Job Post: Archives Assistant & Researcher, Toronto Dance Theatre


This is a Canada Summer Jobs position, with the requisite eligibility, and the deadline for applications is May 20th.

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is looking for a full-time, summer Archival Assistant and Researcher to provide research support in advance of TDT’s 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18. The majority of the work will take place at 80 Winchester Street in Cabbagetown, with some research required at the company’s archive, held at York University.

The Archival Assistant and Researcher will report to the Managing Director of TDT and will be responsible for:

* Digitizing and cataloguing photos, posters, programs and DVDs from TDT’s archive;
* Connecting with TDT alumnae (i.e. former company dancers) to collect stories that will become part of an online exhibit throughout the 50th anniversary season;
* Documenting all records to be sent to our archive, held at York University.


To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be under 30 years-old and returning to school this September, 2016.

The position is a perfect learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a Library and Information Studies, Arts Management, Museum or Media Studies, or Collection Management post-secondary program.


$15/hour + all statutory deductions

Volunteer Opportunity: Collections Management, Dance Collection Danse, Toronto


Organization Description

Dance Collection Danse

Dance Collection Danse is Canada’s national dance museum, archives, publisher and research centre dedicated to Canadian theatrical dance. Our holdings include 450,000 documents, 1100 hours of oral history interviews, 2000 moving image recordings, 750 books and 900 costumes, backdrops, props and artifacts.


Job Description

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) is currently recruiting engaged and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with collections management and education.

As we make headway in securing our own vast collection of artifacts from Canada’s dance past, we will also be assisting with the extensive archival collections at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. Volunteers assist with organizing material, transferring it to clean, acid-free storage and cataloguing it in our Canadian Integrated Dance Database. Hours are flexible and on-site training is provided.

We are also recruiting volunteer docents to deliver our new education program for grades 1 through 12 in the DCD Gallery. Training will be provided.

Volunteer (?) Opportunity: American Theatre Archive Project, New York City (also across America and Canada)

The following was sent out on the SLA Arts / Design / etc listserv re: the NYC team, but I had never heard of the American Theatre Archive Project before. If you visit their website you can see all their initiatives in various cities, and probably join in, if you’re so inclined.


American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) NYC Team Wants You!

Want to be part of a troupe of New York City archivists and librarians with a passion for theatre?

Do you have a knowledge of basic archival principles, the ability to survey collections, some familiarity with theater terminology; are you able to attend at least half of our monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at the New Amsterdam Theatre?  Then ATAP is an organization where your talents will truly make a difference.

Founded in 2009, the American Theatre Archive Project supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.

An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), ATAP is a nationwide network of archivists, dramaturgs and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, ATAP teams (usually an archivist and documentarian) have completed surveys and developed plans for the archives of Roundabout Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theater, and New York Theatre Workshop (with more to come).

Our Goals

  • To preserve records of current theatrical process and product for future generations.
  • To employ theatre legacy to develop theatres’ fiscal health and support new work.
  • To promote a better understanding of theatre as a vital element of cultural history.
  • To encourage scholarly research in contemporary American theatre.
  • To increase funding for establishing and maintaining theatre archives.
  • To support collaborations among theatre archivists, practitioners, and scholars.

ATAP holds training sessions and has developed a manual and brochure for theater companies.

To learn more and see our manual and brochure, please visit our website:


Please join us for the love of theater!

Contact:   atap.ny@gmail.com

Next Meeting:  Monday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 New Amsterdam Theatre Lobby
to Set Goals and Plans for the Coming Year