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Antiquarian Music Cataloguer

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Job Description

ANTIQUARIAN MUSIC CATALOGUER 

Cataloguer of rare printed and manuscript music; autograph letters and documents; and rare books, prints, drawings, and archival material relating to music and dance. A unique opportunity for someone considering a career in the antiquarian music business. 

 

J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC 

Serving the international music/dance library and private collector community since 1977 

 

Located in Syosset, New York (on the north shore of Long Island), approximately 1 hour by train from New York City.  

 

Full-timeCompensation commensurate with qualifications and experienceBenefits include paid vacation, sick/personal days, and contribution to health insurance. 

 

 

Responsibilities 

Creation of original cataloguing, including highly accurate physical descriptions and historical and bibliographical references, for a wide range of antiquarian music- and dance-related material 

 

 

Qualifications 

  • Strong interest in the history of music and in the preservation of relevant historical artifacts. An appreciation of the marketplace in which such materials are bought and sold desirable. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the history of Western music, theory, and notation. 

  • At least two years’ cataloguing experience with music special collections material including manuscripts; printed music; rare books; archives; and iconography, with a solid knowledge of music reference and research tools, both printed and online. 

  • Ability to follow in-house cataloging standards and practices as regards format, collation, and bibliography. Good working knowledge of printing history and illustration techniques desirable. 

  • Ability to prepare descriptions with an exceptional degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 

  • Cataloguing proficiency in German, French, and Italian. 

  • Excellent keyboarding skills. 

  • Strong technological aptitude, including proficiency with the web, social media, Word, and Excel.  

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to accomplish tasks in a timely manner. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 

Physical Requirements and Conditions 

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time at desk handling antiquarian materials, cataloguing directly into a custom computerized inventory database and/or Word or Excel document. 
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 

  • Understanding that some of the material handled may contain allergens or irritants including paper dust and/or mold.
 

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to info@lubranomusic.com and should include the following: 

  • A cover letter detailing qualifications. 
  • A curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience. 

  • The names and contact information of three professional references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. Please note that references will be contacted only for applicants under serious consideration.

 

Contact:

J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS 

6 Waterford Way, Syosset, NY 11791 USA 

Telephone 516-922-2192 

E-mail info@lubranomusic.com 

www.lubranomusic.com

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