Dance/USA 2024 Summer Archiving & Preservation Fellow
(November 20, 2023)
Position Title - Dance/USA 2024 Summer Archiving & Preservation Fellow
Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Archiving Specialist
Position Type - Paid Internship
Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - No
Hourly wage range - $18- $25
Dance/USA, the national service organization for dance, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2024 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program from master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields, and emerging archivists with relevant experience.
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.
The theme of the 2024 Archiving and Preservation Fellowships is Culture Bearers and Connectors. Dance/USA will award four Fellowships in 2024.
Timeline and commitment: June-August 2024, approximately 450 hours total.
Stipend: $10,000 per Fellow
Cashion Cultural Legacy (San José, CA)
Dianne Walker (Charlotte, NC)
LEIMAY (Brooklyn, NY)
The National Institute of Flamenco (Albuquerque, NM)
Find descriptions of projects and project sites below!
NOTE: The Fellowships will be in-person, hybrid, and remote. See the project descriptions in full listing.
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. This statement should highlight any experience or connection with dance/performing arts and dance legacy materials. Please include any language skills, particularly Spanish, and level of fluency. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to express a preference for one or more of the four projects described; however, Dance/USA does not commit to assigning the applicant to the preferred project. Deadline: 11:59pm EST, December 20, 2023 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, email@example.com.