Limited-Term Project Work with the Judith Marcuse Archival Collection

Special Collections and Rare Books at SFU is seeking a student-archivist or recent graduate to complete a limited-term choreography archival collection project.  The position will be based at SFU in Special Collections and Rare Books.  The successful candidate will work up to 21 hours a week for 3.5 months.  The candidate will do contextual research to position this collection within the broader dance and choreography scene.  They will work closely with an archivist to survey and inventory a variety of formats (e.g., photographs, a/v materials, sound recordings, scores, ephemera) in the Judith Marcuse fonds.  The successful candidate will also assist with descriptive metadata and rehousing of the collection.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Excellent knowledge of and understanding of archival principles, standards, and practices
  • Knowledge of contemporary dance and choreography, both in the local Vancouver context and at the national level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and completely, establish priorities, and work independently

This is a limited-term appointment with an anticipated start date of December 18, 2017.  The exact date and schedule will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  The salary is $25/hour.

To apply, send a CV and letter of application by email with the subject heading “Project Work with the Judith Marcuse Collection.” to Melissa Salrin, Head of Special Collections, at  Initial review of applications will begin on Friday, December 8, 2017.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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