Project Manager/Editor

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the
University of California system is seeking a dynamic, energetic,
self-starter to serve as the Project Manager/Editor for the Encyclopedic
Discography of Victor Records. The Discography documents the recorded
output of RCA/Victor Records from 1900 to 1950.

The Project Manager/Editor is responsible for the overall management of
project as well as personnel. Hires, trains, supervise and evaluate
specialist consultant editors and research assistants working on project.
Collaborates with Editorial Board and publisher, sets policy for project,
plans contents of online discography and determines scope of print volumes.
Establishes, maintains and adheres to production schedule and works with
information technology staff to create editing tools for the data. Works
with publisher in planning print volumes, examines proofs, and researches
copyright status of protected material. Prepares user guide, etc.
Responsible for communications related to project. Collaborates with
publisher on marketing and promotional matters and promotes online
resource. Makes presentations related to project.

Required: Degree in music or related field. Project management skills,
demonstrated professional editorial experience. Excellent editing,
proofreading, and writing abilities. Ability to establish priorities,
manage work assignments. Excellent organizational, research, and attention
to detail skills. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to
functional independently. Must be able to meet deadlines, establish
effective working relationships with project staff, editorial board,
publisher, and work under pressure. Excellent oral, written, and
interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in use of computers, and
experience using various databases.

Preferred: Demonstrated history of discographical publications. Copyediting
or proofreading discography material. Experience with grant writing.
Experience working with publishers. Knowledge of early sound recordings or
history of sound recordings.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $45,000.
Position is a limited term appointment with no renewal. Consideration of
applications begins April 1, 2004 and continues until the position is
filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the names and addresses
of three references to: Detrice Bankhead, Associate University Librarian,
Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara,
CA 93106-9010. For the complete job announcement visit:

The University of California is an AA/EOE committed to diversity in the
workplace and invites applications from candidates who can contribute in
this area.

David Seubert, Curator
Performing Arts Collection
Davidson Library Special Collections
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9010
(805) 893-5444 Fax (805) 893-5749
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