Black Dance Archives project (BDA)

State of Emergency Productions, a national arts company has received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create the first fully accessible archive related to Black Dance in Britain.  Working with a number of archive partners, this project aims to collect up to 28 archives from celebrated individuals and organisations operating from 1960s to 2000s.  The aim is to preserve, catalogue and make these archives accessible alongside a vibrant and participatory educational programme. We are looking for a key member of staff to join the project team.

Cataloguing Archivist

Based at Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, the post holder will undertake liaison with donors, and cataloguing of material in accordance with international archival standards. The post holder will work closely with the BDA Digital Archivist as well as with the BDA Project Manager. 

Other duties will include participation in events, exhibition programmes, outreach activities and general support to the work of the Education and Participation Officer.

We require a qualified archivist who is experienced in cataloguing a variety of formats of archive materials, as well as dealing and negotiating with archive donors. Previous experience of project work and of interaction with a range of partners and stakeholders would be an advantage, as well as excellent time management skills.

This is a full-time role until March 2016. Salary £26,000

Deadline for applications: Friday 24 October 2014.
Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 12 November 2014

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