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Stratford Festival - Archives Director Located in Stratford, Ontario: Closes October 18, 2019

11 Sep 2019 11:06 AM | Anonymous

Job Posting – Internal/External
Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the role of: 

Archives Director

This position reports to the Administrative Director and leads the activities of the Stratford Festival Archives.

• Direct and oversee the operation of the Archives by organizing and maintaining the archival collection according to professional archival standards, to serve both internal and external stakeholders, including artists and industry professionals, academic researchers, publishers, and students

• Oversee the further development of the Festival’s digital archives through ongoing digitization of the Festival’s collection and expansion of the online catalogue

• Support the Festival’s educational and audience engagement programming by leading and/or participating in talks, lectures, and workshops, in close collaboration with Education  • Support the theatre season’s activities by developing themed exhibits and supporting public tours of the archives • Maintain and review  policies and procedures for the acquisition, preservation, and deaccessioning of the archival collection 

• Proactively work with internal constituents on an annual basis to acquire appropriate materials to be housed within the archival collection including items from the productions, technical information, promotional materials, administrative files, HD films, etc.

• Assess and evaluate new potential donations and undertake financial valuation of material for the purposes of issuing tax receipts  • Identify opportunities for archival project funding and oversee project implementation to enhance the archives and its activities

• Plan and monitor the departmental budget and manage all archives staff and volunteers 

• Provide support in the form of research and/or fact checking to other internal departments such as Advancement, Production, Publicity, etc. 

• Provide leadership on two long-term projects including the development of an organization-wide digital asset management system, and planning for a physical expansion of the collection space.


• Post-graduate degree in archives and/or museum collection management, or equivalent

• Extensive practical experience in archives/museum collections management, digitization, policy development, preservation, and catalogue management

• Experience in managing a high-profile collection with a dual focus on preservation and access that serves a variety of constituents

• Experience in creating and managing a digital archives and online catalogue and in the creation/use of a digital asset management system

• Comfortable delivering workshops and engaging in public speaking 

• Possess a keen interest in theatre, paired with experience in a not for profit environment

This full time position is located in Stratford, Ontario.
Job Type: Full Time Recognizing that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment; we welcome applicants with disabilities and are committed to accommodating them throughout the recruitment and hiring process. We encourage all qualified applicants to submit a résumé and cover letter in a single PDF by October 18, 2019 to:
Human Resources E-mail: Subject: Archives Director 

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