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Manager, Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio.
The CAA Manager position is a part-time contracted position, approximately
32 hours per month, one to two days per week. Average monthly salary is
$500 per month. It is a one-year appointment, and it is renewable, and
potentially expandable, pending funding availability.
The desired starting date for the position is July 14, 2007.
*Archive and* *Organization description: *
The Creative Audio Archive (CAA) is a dynamic program of Experimental Sound
Studio (ESS), which houses collections of audio and related materials
related to the history of exploratory sonic arts. ESS is a non-profit
organization founded in 1986 for the production, promotion, presentation,
and preservation of innovative and diverse approaches to the sonic arts. These
ends are accomplished through a variety of access, artist development,
public presentation, and preservation initiatives. Organizational
information available at www.ExSoSt.org.
CAA was initiated at ESS in 2003. It is currently comprised of three
1. approximately 270 recordings of performances, installations, workshops,
artists' projects, and other materials from the 21-year history of ESS
2. recordings of 135 performances from the Links Hall Performance Series1987
3. approximately 600 rehearsal, recitation, and performance recordings by
composer and bandleader Sun Ra.
CAA is conceived of as a living archive and not as a passive storage
facility. Thus, in addition to duplication and preservation of recordings,
CAA also provides an on-line searchable catalog of its holdings (
www.creativeaudioarchive.org) and develops public programs for the
interpretation and dissemination of its holdings.
*Specific job responsibilities: *
Working closely with the Executive Director and Studio Manager of ESS, the
CAA Manager will be responsible for the following:
1. Coordinating the transfer, duplication, and cataloging of sound material
housed in CAA.
2. Organization, processing, arrangement, and description of audio and media
material using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and International
Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) standards.
3. Working with two data base and internet consultants on the regular
updating of CAA's on-line catalog.
4. Organizing exhibitions and related outreach of CAA.
5. Researching potential new collections for CAA.
*Specific job requirements: *
1. some familiarity with archiving and preserving diverse forms of audio and
2. some familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and XML;
3. a commitment to contemporary and exploratory music and art forms, and to
their integration in the public sphere;
4. excellent organizational skills;
5. the ability to work independently.
Interested applicants should send a brief resume and letter by e-mail to ESS
Executive Director Lou Mallozzi at <[log in to unmask]>. Inquiries for further
information can be made to the same address. Please do not call.