Here is a posting for a music archiving position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a strong emphasis on folklore/folk music and Scandinavian expertise. The person hired will work within UW's Mills Music Library, and in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.
LIBRARY, MUSEUM, ARTS
POSITION VACANCY ID:
Ethnic American Music Curator
ACADEMIC CURATOR(R02DN) or ASSOC ACAD CURATOR(R02FN)
A497400-GENERAL LIBRARY/MEMBER LIBRARIES
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE:
JANUARY 09, 2017
This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Master's degree in related field, such as folklore, library science, ethnomusicology required
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
- One to two years' experience with obsolete audio formats, including digital reformatting
- Experience with basic preservation practices
- Strong competence in a modern Scandinavian language
- Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
- Familiarity with Excel, Access, FileMaker Pro or other database software
- Ability to work independently
- Experience processing archival or manuscript collections
- Experience with folklore or music related archival collections
- Knowledge of folklore or folk music as demonstrated through education, performance or research.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Under the direction of the Music Technical Services Librarian, the Ethnic American Music Coordinator collaborates with the Music Library and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Cultures in grant related activites that focus on sustaining Scandinavian folk arts in the Upper Midwest. Specifically, this position will prepare historic audio for digital reformatting, conduct research on recording session details, enter and create metadata, and organize and arrange mixed media archival and medal collections.
This position has guaranteed funding for 3 years. The position will continue if new funding becomes available.
This is a grant funded position with guaranteed funding 3 years (January 2020). The position may continue if new funding becomes available.
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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted online.
ADDITIONAL LINK: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Mills Music Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison
728 State St.
Madison, WI 53706-1418
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