Wanted: One Prince Fan with Mad Archiving Skills to Work at Paisley Park

Interior view of the atrium of Paisley Park, the estate of the late musician Prince
IIP Photo Archive under Creative Commons

Editor’s Note: The archives catalog associate job at Paisley Park is no longer available.

Imagine walking in the footsteps of a musical legend, working in the same space where the late, multi-Grammy-winning Prince created albums and films.

For one lucky job applicant, that could be a reality.

Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota — which opened to the public as a museum last year following the artist’s April 2016 death — is looking for an archives catalog associate, according to a job posting on Indeed.

This sounds like a dream job for a Prince fan. The archives catalog associate would be responsible for cataloging the museum’s collection — filing and maintaining a computerized system — as well as helping to clean and monitor exhibits, conducting research and assisting with artifact requisitions and loans.

Prince’s estate is looking for someone with at least one year’s experience working with archives or cataloguing. Though the subject matter you’ll be dealing with may be intriguing, the job post warns the catalogue associate will need to “deal with repetitious intense work and procedures” and “cope with [an] extremely heavy workload.”

The ideal job candidate also must:

  • Have good grammar, punctuation and spelling skills
  • Know how to use a Mac and have good typing skills
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to process sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Be able to drive a car

Obviously, some knowledge of Prince would be useful for this gig, but the estate is also looking for someone with a background in historical studies and research who knows how to work with Quark Express and Adobe Photoshop.

This job listing is for a full-time position with hours that could include nights, weekends and holidays. The salary amount was not included in the listing, but I’ve reached out to Paisley Park for more information and will update this post whenever that information becomes available.

The jobs section on Paisley Park’s website states that interested job candidates need to fill out this application and email it to [email protected] or fax it to (901) 344-3232. You can also apply via Indeed, by clicking here.

If a full-time archivist job doesn’t seem like the gig for you, but you’re interested in working at Paisley Park, there are several other openings currently available, including ones for full- and part-time maintenance workers, a full-time security manager, a part-time ticket associate and a part-time tour operations associate. See the museum’s jobs page for more information.

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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.