Dance/USA Archiving and Preservation Fellowships
(December 15, 2022)
Position Title - Dance/USA Archiving and Preservation Fellowships
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Imogen Smith
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes
Hourly wage range - $18- $25
Dance/USA, the national service organization for dance, invites applications for Summer 2023 Archiving and Preservation Fellowships from current and recent master’s or doctoral degree students in library and information sciences and related fields, and other emerging archivists with relevant experience. Archiving and Preservation Fellows are paired with dance companies, arts organizations, and independent artists to complete archiving projects for 13 weeks in the summer. In 2023, Dance/USA will award four Archiving and Preservation Fellowships. This program is generously supported by funding from the Mellon Foundation.
The theme of the 2023 Archiving and Preservation Fellowships is Archives as Stories; Stories as Resources.
Stipend: $10,000 per Fellow
Timeline and commitment: June-August 2023, approximately 450 hours total.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver, CO)
JazzAntiqua (Los Angeles, CA)
Jennifer Harge/Harge Dance Stories (Detroit, MI)
Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center (Jersey City, NJ)
Find descriptions of projects and project sites at https://www.danceusa.org/fellowships
NOTE: The Fellowships will be in-person or hybrid, unless health and safety concerns require a complete shift to remote work.
The Fellowship will be supervised and administered by Dance/USA’s Department of Archiving & Preservation. The Fellow will receive orientation and training in dance-specific concepts and resources for archiving, and will work with local mentors and organizations on projects to preserve and create access to unique dance materials.
The goals of the Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program are to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance ecosystem; to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities; and to provide high quality archival assistance to dance organizations and artists who may otherwise not have the resources, time, or expertise to access professional archiving services. Read about Dance/USA’s previous Archiving and Preservation Fellows and their projects at https://www.danceusa.org/our-fellows
Submit a resume, list of references, and 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. This statement should highlight any experience or connection with dance/performing arts and dance legacy materials. Please include any language skills. Applicants may, but are not required to, express a preference for one of the four projects described; however, Dance/USA does not commit to assigning the applicant to the preferred project. Deadline to apply: January 18, 2023