Job posting:Archival Assistant and Researcher, Toronto Dance Theater

Archival Assistant & Researcher – summer position (link)

Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Must be a student under 30

Organization: Toronto Dance Theatre
City: Toronto
Province/State: ON
Country: Canada
Category: Archives
Job type: Full-time
Duration: Temporary
Student job: Yes
Description and duties: 

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is looking for a full-time, summer Archival Assistant and Researcher to provide research support in advance of TDT’s 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18. The majority of the work will take place at 80 Winchester Street in Cabbagetown, with some research required at the company’s archive, held at York University.

The Archival Assistant and Researcher will report to the Managing Director of TDT and will be responsible for:

* Digitizing and cataloguing photos, posters, programs and DVDs from TDT’s archive;
* Connecting with TDT alumnae (i.e. former company dancers) to collect stories that will become part of an online exhibit throughout the 50th anniversary season;
* Documenting all records to be sent to our archive, held at York University.


To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be under 30 years-old and returning to school this September, 2016.

The position is a perfect learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a Library and Information Studies, Arts Management, Museum or Media Studies, or Collection Management post-secondary program.

Compensation: $15/hour + all statutory deductions

Additional information : TDT is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for the intelligent, provocative vision of its choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968, Toronto Dance Theatre has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography and has had– and continues to have– a profound influence on the development of dance in Canada. The company performs annually at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and at its own Winchester Street Theatre in Cabbagetown, which it shares with the affiliated School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The company maintains a regular presence from coast to coast in Canada, and has toured extensively in the USA, Europe and Asia.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position has been made possible with support from the 2016 Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Organization web site:

Apply by email:
Application deadline: May 20 2016
How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by email with the subject heading “Archival Assistant and Researcher application” to Letters should be addressed to: Andrea Vagianos, Managing Director, Toronto Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1B2. Applications should include references.

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