We have another new position (not to be confused with the one I posted
yesterday) that I hope will be of interest to some of you. Again, please
excuse cross-postings.


Andy Leach
Director of Library and Archives
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. | Cleveland, OH 44114-1022
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Assistant Archivist

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering
applicants for the position of Assistant Archivist. The Assistant
Archivist reports to the Archivist and is responsible for assisting in
the archival activities of the Library and Archives, including
appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and
digitization. He/she assists the Archivist with determining departmental
needs and advocates for issues relating to or affecting the archival
collections; works with the Archivist to set priorities for collection
processing and for digitization; participates in the implementation of
EAD for encoded finding aids; identifies and refers items as necessary
for conservation treatment; submits regular reports on archival
processing; and assists with reference and reproduction requests. In the
absence of the Archivist, he/she supervises the activities of certain
student employees, interns, and volunteers.

Master's degree in library science, archival studies, or related field;
minimum of two years processing archival materials in an academic or
research library setting; background in archival appraisal, arrangement,
and description; experience working with various physical formats,
including paper, sound recordings, video materials, and photographs;
working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards,
including DACS, EAD, and MARC 21.

Additional degree in music or related discipline; knowledge of rock and
roll and related popular music genres; conservation experience;
supervisory experience.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization
that exists to educate visitors, fans, and scholars from around the
world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll
music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a
world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets
this art form and through its Library and Archives as well as its
educational programs. The Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum will be the most comprehensive repository of written
and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. Its
mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these materials
for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public
in order to further their understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and
its impact on our society.

For consideration, send resume and cover letter detailing your
qualifications along with salary history to: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114-1022,
Attn: Human Resources - Assistant Archivist. You may also e-mail
[log in to unmask] or fax to: (216) 515-1998. No telephone calls please.

See the full ad at

Rock & Roll: (noun) African American slang dating back to the early 20th Century. In the early 1950s, the term came to be used to describe a new form of music, steeped in the blues, rhythm & blues, country and gospel. Today, it refers to a wide variety of popular music -- frequently music with an edge and attitude, music with a good beat and --- often --- loud guitars.C 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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