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Hi all,

The Sound Directions project at Indiana University has openings for both the Project Engineer and Project Assistant positions. Information below.

Thanks,

Mike

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Mike Casey
Associate Director for Recording Services
Archives of Traditional Music
Indiana University
(812)855-8090
Co-Chair, ARSC Technical Committee

Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University Bloomington
Vacancy Notice

Research Associate (Project Audio Engineer), Tenure-Ineligible, Limited Term
Appointment Effective Beginning October 1, 2008

The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) seeks candidates for the position of Research Associate (Project Audio Engineer), a tenure-ineligible appointment for the period 10/1/08 to 5/31/09 with the possibility of renewal. The Engineer will work on the project entitled, "Sound Directions: Digital Preservation and Access for Global Audio Heritage," which is funded by Indiana University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Engineer will be responsible for the preservation transfer of analog tape and disc field recordings to digital files using established international standards and best practices. This includes physical restoration of deteriorating recordings (cleaning, baking, etc), quality control procedures, alignment/calibration of playback machines, and verification of signal chain performance. The Engineer is responsible for collecting extensive documentation of both the source recordings and the transfer process using custom software developed by the project. This position will participate in research and development related to workflow, development of audio preservation software, and establishing audio preservation procedures for other campus units. The Project Engineer supervises an assistant engineer and also serves on the team that assesses preservation needs of project collections.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in audio production or related field, or equivalent work experience in an audio studio or audio archive. Strongly preferred  is experience in: a) audio archiving, working with analog tape, analog tape machines, field disc recordings, turntables and analog to digital conversion, b) use of audio capture, editing and signal processing software; c) operation and maintenance of analog playback equipment; d) documenting audio projects in detail; f) troubleshooting of Windows-based desktop computers.

SALARY AND RANK: Research Associate.  Annual Salary $45,320

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, contact information for two references, and resume to [log in to unmask] or 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 September 5, 2008

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University Bloomington
Vacancy Notice

Research Associate (Project Assistant), Tenure-Ineligible, Limited Term
Appointment Effective Beginning October 1, 2008

The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) seeks candidates for the position of Research Associate (Project Assistant), a tenure-ineligible appointment for the period 10/1/08 to 5/31/09 with the possibility of renewal. The Project Assistant will work on the project entitled, "Sound Directions: Digital Preservation and Access for Global Audio Heritage," funded by Indiana University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Assistant will be responsible for managing workflow in and out of the preservation studio, working with collection documentation, marking divisions of content in files, collecting appropriate metadata, and constructing ATM indexes. The Project Assistant also has responsibility for quality control of preservation products and creating derivative files. The Project Assistant will serve on the team that assesses preservation needs of project collections. This position will also manage communication with both software development test sites and communities to which materials will be repatriated around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate work required with a degree in Library Science, Ethnomusicology or related discipline preferred. Strongly preferred is: a) experience working in an archival setting; b) familiarity with ethnographic fieldwork, world music traditions and historical recorded sound formats; c) experience working on projects that require extensive documentation and meticulous attention to detail.

SALARY AND RANK: Research Associate.  Annual Salary $31,930.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, contact information for two references, and curriculum vitae to [log in to unmask] or 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 September 5, 2008.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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