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Below is the posting for the audio engineer position for the NEH-funded
Sound Directions project. 

Archives of Traditional Music
Indiana University Bloomington
Vacancy Notice

Research Associate (Project Audio Engineer), Tenure-Ineligible, Limited
Term

Appointment Effective Beginning September 1, 2005

The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) seeks
candidates for the position of Research Associate (Project Audio
Engineer, hereafter PAE), a tenure-ineligible 12-month appointment for
the period 9-1-05 to 8-31-06.  The PAE will work on the project
entitled, "Sound Directions: Digital Preservation and Access for Global
Audio Heritage," which is funded by the National Endowment for the
Humanities Preservation and Access Research and Development grant
program.  The PAE will work under the supervision of the Coordinator of
Recording Services, who is serving as the Project Manager for Sound
Directions, at the Archives of Traditional Music. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The PAE will be responsible for research and
development related to the digitization of archival recordings for
long-term preservation. This R&D work will be carried out within the
context of established and emerging international standards and with the
goal of creating best practices for audio preservation transfer that can
be adopted by other institutions. The PAE will conduct tests in
digitizing recordings carried on magnetic tape as well as lacquer and
aluminum discs, including physical restoration of project items
(cleaning, baking, etc.) along with sonic restoration as appropriate.
The PAE will also conduct tests in the areas of workflow and quality
control for preservation projects, evaluating and testing software tools
developed by project programmers. The PAE will further help evaluate and
test software that will enable the extensive documentation of both the
source recordings and the transfer process utilizing emerging Audio
Engineering Society technical metadata standards.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in audio production or related field,
or equivalent work experience in an audio studio or audio archive.
Strongly preferred are three years' experience in a) audio archiving,
working primarily with analog tape, analog tape machines, field disc
recordings, turntables and analog to digital conversion, b) use and
support of audio capture, editing and signal processing software; c)
operation and maintenance of analog recording/playback equipment; d)
researching, developing and applying creative solutions to problems
encountered in audio engineering work; e) documenting audio projects in
detail; f) advanced use and troubleshooting of Windows-based desktop
computers.  

SALARY AND RANK: Research Associate.  Salary commensurate with
experience and NEH grant funding.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, contact information for three
references, and resume or curriculum vitae to: 

        Mike Casey, Sound Directions Project Manager
        Archives of Traditional Music
        Morrison Hall 117
        Indiana University
        Bloomington, IN  47405

The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified;
review of applications will begin on July 8, 2005

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Further information on Sound Directions at:
www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/sounddirections/

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Mike Casey
Coordinator of Recording Services
Archives of Traditional Music
Indiana University
 
(812) 855-8090