Want to be in charge of His Royal Badness' iconic catalogue?
Management at Prince’s Paisley Park are looking for a new archives supervisor to monitor its exhibits and artefacts.
Following the funk-rock icon’s death in 2016, his famous recording compound was opened to the public. The studio then received approval to permanently operate as a museum.
Now, the American Alliance Of Museums’ website is listing a job at the complex – with Paisley Park looking for someone to work closely with Prince’s legendary archives.
Management are seeking a candidate who will “actively work in the care, catalogue, storage and preservation of all artefacts and archival materials; the care, cleaning, and monitoring of all exhibits.”
Other responsibilities include maintaining and updating the archival database system.
Requirements state that “some knowledge of Prince is helpful” and those applying for the position should have previous supervisory or management experience, “ability to deal with repetitious intense work and procedures” and the ability to drive.
The late ‘Purple Rain’ artist always intended for the compound – where he lived and recorded after its construction in 1988 – to be transformed into a museum once he passed away. In preparation, he left behind guidelines on how to run the exhibit. His family said that they wanted to keep Paisley Park operating as if the artist was still alive.
“We don’t want the place to be known as something that’s a memory or is dead,” said his half-brother Omarr Baker. “As long as Paisley Park is kept alive, my brother is kept alive.”
Meanwhile, it’s been announced that Prince’s memoir ‘The Beautiful One’ will finally be released this year.