The Museum of Performance & Design is an independent, non-profit research library and archive dedicated to collecting, preserving and making available materials on the performing arts with a particular emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the present. The Museum is the official archives of the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, and other local performing arts organizations. Its holdings include manuscript collections, books, periodicals, programs, photographs, posters, sheet music, original set and costume designs, costumes, sound and video recordings.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head Librarian / Archivist, the Archivist’s primary duties will be to survey, process, and develop archival policies for the records of a major professional dance company; establish, maintain, and advise company’s departments on institutional record management policies and procedures; develop policy and system for preservation of their electronic records, and respond to reference requests from academic researchers, artists, the general public, and staff.

Positions requires: Archival credential or M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution with knowledge of archival principles and practices as demonstrated through relevant coursework and at least three years professional archival experience. Ability to lift and carry 25 lb. boxes up and down stairs. Strong records management, interpersonal, communication skills and knowledge of the performing arts, particularly dance. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in an active, fluid environment.

The mission of the Museum of Performance & Design mission is to educate people of all ages about the impact and value of the performing arts in their lives through exhibitions, programming, and research. In addition the Museum collects, preserves, and makes accessible performance and design materials that reflect our diverse culture with a particular emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the present.

The Museum of Performance & Design is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnic, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

Position available: September 1, 2010. Part-time (20 hrs. per week)
Send, fax or email cover letter and resume:

Kirsten Tanaka.
Museum of Performance & Design
401 Van Ness Ave, Room 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 255-1913