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I have 50 years experience designing, building and maintaining  sound and recording  facilities. Quality control supervisor of a tape manufacturing and high speed duplication company. 
20 years of on air experience and  producer of syndicated radio programming... and a 5 year stint as member Board of Directors of a Public Access TV Corporation.
Much like Steven Barr I dont know much on paper at 70 years old but Im still active in analog digital production and restoration.
Yea Id like a couple year vacation stint doing something in New Zealand involving  setting up a digital library.
Still dreaming of  more interesting years.
D Nelson Ward 


--- On Sun, 2/1/09, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio Engineer/Archivist ? Client Sup ply
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 6:24 PM
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie
> O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero
> seeks a full-time Client
> > Supply Archivist to join our Christchurch team.
> > We hold New Zealand's most significant collection
> of radio archives and have
> > specialist staff involved in the selection,
> preservation and cataloguing of
> > items.
> > The Client Supply Archivist provides access to the
> collections by supplying
> > copies of requested materials for people wishing to
> use the audio for
> > research, personal interest, or for film, television
> and radio productions.
> > The position also involves the preservation and
> digitisation of collection
> > items and full training will be provided in this area.
> Occasional studio
> > operating duties for Radio New Zealand also form part
> of the mix of
> > responsibilities, and experience or an interest in
> posting web content would
> > be desirable.
> > If you have an interest in radio broadcasting, love
> dealing with a wide
> > variety of people, have excellent communication and
> customer service skills,
> > and a qualification or equivalent experience in sound
> recording and / or
> > archiving, then this role within the friendly
> Christchurch-based Sound
> > Archives team could be the place for you. We warmly
> welcome applicants who
> > will help us reflect New Zealand's cultural and
> ethnic diversity.
> > 
> Well...were I not
> 1) 66.3 years old...
> 2) about 12,000 miles (give or take) from N.Z., and...
> 3) most likely lacking the proper (or any...?!)
> credentials...?!
> 
> I'd be interested...! I have three+ years of experience
> on "campus
> radio" at Illinois State University (wound up as music
> director and
> organizer of the station's record library)...three
> years now "on 'air'"
> for the local college's Internet "radio"
> facility...and personally own
> and maintain an archive of some 55,000 78rpm
> phonorecords...!
> 
> However, none of the above is of interest when I don't
> have a
> degree (or two or four) to prove that I
> "officially" know anything...?!
> 
> Steven C. Barr