Digital Archivist: Black Dance Archives (BDA) Project, State of Emergency Productions, Surrey/London, England

State of Emergency Productions, a national arts production company, has received a second stage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create the first fully accessible archive related to Black Dance in the UK. Over the course of 2½ years, the project will collect up to 29 archives from celebrated individuals and organisations operating from 1960s through to 2000s.  The main aim is to preserve, catalogue and make these collections accessible as well as promote them. 

An experienced archivist who will undertake digital preservation and cataloguing activity, in line with producing a digital strategy and ensuring best practice, as well as overseeing outsourced digitisation work and carrying out any digitisation in relation to outreach activities.


The position requires contributions to the vibrant participation programme comprising events, exhibitions and outreach activities.


The post holder will work closely with the project delivery team, depositors, and project archive partners.  They will liaise with their fellow project archivist on all aspects of collection management as well as the overall promotion and use of the archives. They will be based at National Resource Centre for Dance in Surrey until July 2014, and then at Black Cultural Archives in London until March 2016.


Candidates should be able to start ASAP for a contract period to March 2016. 

Salary £26,000


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23 October at 5pm.


For an application pack email ref: BDA Digital Archivist


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