Callout: Archivist / Researcher for Selina Thompson Ltd

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About Selina Thompson Ltd:
Selina Thompson Ltd makes work that is urgent, playful and intimate. We work around the world. So far our performances and installations have been presented in Australia, Canada, Germany, the US, Brazil, Ireland, and across the UK. We’re a company that is committed to the marginalised: to people who are working class, to those who have disabilities, to People of Colour, to Womxn, to people who identify on the LGBTQIA spectrum, to elders and children, to people with chronic illnesses, to those with complicated immigration status.

Multi-disciplinary artist Selina Thompson has been creating public work since 2012. Selina’s portfolio of work includes stage shows, community participatory projects, installation, and digital work; and the company has toured both nationally and internationally. We are looking for a researcher to create an easily usable digital  archive of the journey of the company to date. 

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Archiving press releases and reviews from past performances
  • Collating an archive of Selina’s interviews and writing – both marketing and academic
  • Collating an archive of venues where Selina’s work has been presented
  • Creating a useable system for future archiving processes
  • Interviewing any relevant people and working with Artist Associate on any interviews to be had with Selina, providing context for the archive, as well as the data. 

We are looking for an academic/professional researcher with an active interest or background in live arts. 

Expressions of Interest: Please contact Sarah or Lila on [email protected] for an informal chat. To apply, please send an email with your proposal, inclusive of relevant experience, your proposed fee, and availability. 

Budget: £150 per day for 10 days’ work

Submission deadline: 7th January. We may close the vacancy earlier if we find someone suitable. 

Delivery: January / February 2021 (exact dates are flexible).

Equal Opportunities: The company is committed to the principles and practice of equal opportunities, and endeavours to challenge discrimination in its practice. With this in mind, we actively encourage applications from those who are within traditionally marginalised groups. 

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