Prince was a prolific artist, so much so that Warner Bros. and Universal got into a bit of a feud over which company would get to control the contents of his vault of unreleased recordings, but Prince’s estate is now looking to get all of his stuff organized by hiring a dedicated “archives supervisor” at Paisley Park. That’s according to Esquire, which says the American Alliance Of Museums has put up a job listing for the position that includes all sorts of interesting details about the gig.
Basically, the job would entail hanging out at Paisley Park and obsessively keeping track of Prince’s stuff, which would naturally include unreleased tracks, lyrics he wrote down, videos, and any other equipment that might conceivably be kept in a museum. As fun as that would probably be, you also do need to be qualified for this, as the listing demands “prior knowledge/experience with artifact handling, storage, and conservation” as well several years of experience and a college degree. You also need to be able to “adhere to a pescatarian environment,” which is presumably related to the diet Prince himself followed, even though he, you know, won’t be there.
The job listing also says that “some knowledge of Prince is helpful,” but it’s apparently not a requirement for the job. That sounds weird, but maybe that line is in there as a trick to weed out the people who aren’t really serious, like when a comedy-adjacent website says “no humor” in its job listings but secretly loves to receive funny applications.
Anyway, speaking of Prince’s archives, his estate has released this never-before-seen rehearsal footage that’s set to “Nothing Compares 2 U.” If you were to get this job, you’d have to watch stuff like this all day and then file it somewhere and make sure it’s properly protected!