Archive for July, 2015

A free workshop for the American Theatre Archive Project will be held at the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, 11055 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, on August 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce archivists to the ATAP Initiation Program, a process through which theatre companies establish an archival program.  Scheduled to coincide with the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of ATAP and the ATAP Ohio Team.  Space is limited, and preference will be given to Cleveland area archivists.  Registration for the workshop is free, and lunch will be provided.  Please complete the registration form by August 7, 2015.

Details and the link to the registration form are here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OspptVCAJdCtqJRSZlfnkQK3jsZ1UJfX09SIgQiuGOY/viewform.  In the meantime, find out more about ATAP by visiting americantheatrearchiveproject.org and/or contacting Colleen Reilly at colleenkreilly@gmail.com.

ATAP is a network of archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre operating under an initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).  Through the ATAP Initiation Program, location-based teams work with individual theatre companies to evaluate their records, develop an archiving plan, and secure funding to support long-term archive health.  Once established and made accessible to theatre makers, scholars, patrons, and funders on premises online, and/or in a repository, a theatre’s archives support institutional integrity and development.  ATAP currently has active teams throughout the United States, and training sessions for team members have been conducted in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland.


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Archiving Assistant

 Description: Assist the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes as they prepare for a 50th Anniversary celebration by archiving the history of this grass-roots organization. Volunteers will assist in organizing, categorizing and digitizing historical primary source documents on behalf of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

Qualifications:  Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are a must.  An archivist or librarian background is preferred.  An understanding of non-profit structure and best practices is helpful. Knowledge of computer systems will be needed to scan and save past grant documents is needed. Training and oversight will be provided by project lead and the Volunteer Coordinator.

Minimum Time Commitment: This project will run from March to October 2015.  Volunteers are asked to commit to 2-3 shifts per week of 2-3 hours. Shifts are flexible.

Location: Off site location near the Nature Center.

Supervision:  Assistants report to the Volunteer Coordinator for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

 Contact Information: Jessica Brand, Volunteer Coordinator (brand@shakerlakes.org or (216) 321-5935 x 237)


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