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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Archivist, Trisha Brown Dance Co. (NY)



Trisha Brown Dance Company is a post-modern dance company dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer, Trisha Brown. TBDC holds significant archival material, including extensive moving image and audio recordings as well as notebooks, scores, photographs, posters, programs, sets and costumes, and organizational files.


The company is currently accepting applications for an Archivist to join the Trisha Brown Archive in a cataloguing and preservation initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Archivist will handle the description and arrangement of incoming material; process and edit existing inventories of historically valuable material; and direct the safekeeping of archival materials through an appraisal and privacy restrictions process in preparation for acquisition by an institutional repository. This is a 32-40 hour/week employee position (flexible) to be filled immediately. The position requires a 12-month commitment with potential for continuation. The successful candidate will report to the Archive Director while working closely with the company’s Project Archivist.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Organize, catalog and preserve the company’s collection of paper materials according to best practices
  • Physically process the collection including refoldering and rehousing portions of it
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Tour Management Departments on acquisition as well as record keeping standards
  • Generate finding aids and processing notes for the collections
  • Maintain a pace of work that accomplishes the project’s processing and descriptive goals within the set timeframe

·         Hire, train and supervise field work of Library and Information Science interns

·         Track departmental expenses and facilitate payment of invoices

  • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned



  • ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, with concentration in archival studies

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a professional archivist arranging and describing archival materials
  • Thorough understanding of professional standards and best practices for archives, as well as records management principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of Mac OS platform required
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and a thorough and detail-oriented approach to all tasks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as well as to meet project goals and deadlines
  • Ability to lift and carry storage boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: