Antiquarian Music Cataloguer

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Job Description

Primary duties
would be to research and catalogue:

  • rare printed music and books about music and dance
  • original autograph musical manuscripts and letters of
  • music- and dance-related iconography

Our firm, established in 1977, has
an international clientele of both private and institutional collectors of
original source material dating from the 15th through 21st

The ideal candidate
will possess the following attributes:

  • a graduate degree in music history
  • a Masters degree in Library Science or previous employment
    experience in the rare book and manuscript trade
  • some experience in original antiquarian music and/or
    rare book and manuscript cataloguing and a good knowledge of relevant
    bibliographical resources
  • an appreciation of, and enthusiasm for handling,
    original sources
  • an interest in the history of music printing and
  • an interest in the commercial dimension of antiquarian
  • a good reading knowledge of one or more European
    languages, preferably German, French or Italian
  • strong writing and oral communication skills
  • good computer skills
  • good organizational skills
  • the ability to adapt to changing work priorities
  • the ability to work well both individually and as part
    of a team

  • the ability to occasionally lift and carry boxes
    weighing up to 30 pounds

We are located in
private premises on the north shore of Long Island, approximately one hour from
New York City. Salary $20 to $30 per hour, commensurate with education and


A unique opportunity for exciting, hands-on work with rare
and often highly interesting historical musical material.


How to Apply

Please send applications (which should include a cover letter, resume, and references) to

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