An Exciting Opportunity
For Consultants and Entrepreneurs


Published: August 5, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

MARA graduates who are considering career directions outside an exciting selection of university and public library positions might wonder how to be an entrepreneur with the skills learned in this degree program. Numerous archivists choose to work as contractors on multi-year projects. I am a contractor who works on several contracts and clients. It takes long-term commitment, preparation, patience, and achievable goals to become successful at it, but it can be done.

Everyone needs a great opportunity. Our MARA degrees and our eclectic interests make up the perfect candidates to start the life of a successful contractor. The following opportunity is a great place to start.

Request for Proposal for WYSO Digital Audio Archives Strategic Plan

The Center for Community Voices at WYSO Public Radio seeks a proposal from consultants with proven experience in digital archives to develop a strategic plan for the WYSO Archives.

RFP Issuance: August 2, 2021
Deadline for Response: August 31, 2021

Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Jocelyn Robinson, Producer for Emerging Initiatives, Education, and Archives, The Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO, at


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