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Thursday, January 27, 2022 9:18 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Dance/USA 2022 Archiving & Preservation Fellow

(January 27, 2022)

Position Title - Dance/USA 2022 Archiving & Preservation Fellow

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Imogen Smith (Dance/USA Director of Archiving & Preservation)

Position Type - Full-time, Fellowship

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $20 - $25

Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2022 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program from 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 for the Summer of 2022. The Fellows will work with the following dance organizations: Ballethnic Dance Company, Charya Burt Cambodian Dance, Dancing Wheels Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture. The Fellowships will be in-person or hybrid, unless health and safety concerns require a complete shift to remote work. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on February 28, 2022.

"For the complete job listing including descriptions of the host organizations, required duties and responsibilities, and more: https://www.danceusa.org/fellowships"

If you have any questions, please contact Imogen Smith, Dance/USA Director of Archiving & Preservation (ismith@danceusa.org), and Hallie Chametzky (hchametzky@danceusa.org), Dance/USA Archiving Specialist.

Submit a Vision, Values, and Goals Statement explaining what the applicant hopes to contribute to and gain from the Fellowship and how this opportunity aligns with career goals and personal values, a resume, and a list of references.

Please send Vision, Values, and Goals statement, resume, and contact and relationship (e.g. professor, supervisor) information for 3 references as one PDF named “Lastname_Firstname.pdf” to Hallie Chametzky, Archiving Specialist, hchametzky@danceusa.org.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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