• Interlochen, MI
  • Full-time

Company Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION

To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.


To ignite lifelong passion for the arts


Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring


Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp

Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio

Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix

News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington

Streaming online at  Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents

Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.

Job Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts is seeking to hire an Archivist. The recently established Interlochen Center for the Arts Archives exists to identify, preserve, and make available records, papers, sound recordings, film, photographs and other artifacts of enduring value created or received by ICA and its employees.  The archivist’s leadership will ensure that the best practices of preservation and access of the institutional archives will be used. The archive materials will be made available to the ICA and greater community for individual and institutional use.

We would like to fill the position as soon as possible.

The person appointed to this position will also work closely with other members of the Bonisteel Library in order to provide services as needed to the ICA community which include:

  • Building meaningful relationships with faculty, staff and students
  • Assisting patrons in finding information
  • Providing a collection that reflects and anticipates patron’s needs
  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere
Major Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Provide direction and responsibility for the archives collection
  • Select, process, arrange, maintain and preserve the archives collection
  • Implement best practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools, ensuring productive and efficient processes
  • Create and provide finding aids according to national standards, using DACS, EAD and METS.
  • Coordinate archives efforts across campus
  • Heighten awareness of ICA archival assets with articles and reports for various media outlets
  • Work with marketing, advancement and other departments in order to engage the outside community with the archives
  • Supervise archives staff, student interns and volunteers in various library and archival tasks
  • Create policies and processes for the archives in coordination with other archives staff
  • Assist outside researchers and ICA staff in accessing and retrieving items from the collection
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Serve as a resource person for the ICA community
  • Participate in school wide committee work when applicable


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited academic program with a concentration in archives, or certification in archival management.
  • Experience with arrangement of complex collections and preparing finding aids using archival standards, including DACS, EAD, and METS.
  • Knowledge of archival data management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing best practices for preserving complex archival collections, including moving image, audio, photographs, electronic records, artifacts, and other media.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others as a team member
  • Evening and weekend hours required
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs
  • At least two years post-graduate professional experience in archives is desirable
  • An undergraduate degree in an arts field, music is highly desirable
  • Experience working in both a library and archive
  • Experience performing reference and circulation duties
  • Grant writing experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate new programs and services and to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits: 

A competitive salary and benefits package being offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Required documents for application are: cover letter, resume and a current listing of three professional references.  Please upload your documents in a pdf format. These documents should be uploaded into your application, under the additional documents section.  You can complete the online application by clicking the "I'm interested" green button.  

Review of materials will continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence.