Santa Cruz Seeks Deadhead Archivist

UC offers $70K for job made in hippie heaven
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2009 3:03 AM CST
Santa Cruz Seeks Deadhead Archivist
Eileen Law, Grateful Dead archivist, poses under a poster in San Francisco last year before the band's surviving members turned over their archives to the University of California at Santa Cruz.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – Far out. The University of Santa Cruz is seeking an archivist to help handle its horde of Grateful Dead material—for a very un-hippie-like $70,000 salary, plus benefits. The school is seeking a "creative" professional with a master's degree, and preferably "expert knowledge" of the "history and influence of the Grateful Dead."

The archivest in this "career status job" will help digitalize and promote a mammoth collection of historical memorabilia donated by the surviving band members. No word yet if bennies include tie-dye Fridays, notes the San Francisco Chronicle. (Read more Grateful Dead stories.)

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