MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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Archives Cataloger (Part-time)

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Job Description

Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s mission is to perform, present, and promote music in its varied forms at the highest level of excellence to a diverse and large audience, both at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.  The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is dedicated to continuing its pre-eminent status in the music world of the 21st century.


Position Summary:      

The Archives Cataloger, reporting to the Digital Archives Manager, performs duties that require working knowledge of archival management principles to organize, describe and promote access to historical materials.


Position Elements:

  • Process and catalog physical records and their digital equivalents

  • Gather and enter metadata, perform quality control, ingest, and catalog digital assets that are available in an enterprise-wide Digital Asset Management system

  • Conduct performance history research and additional performance history data entry

  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

  • At least one academic year of completed study in a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program from an American Library Association (ALA)‐accredited library school or M.A. with concentration in Archival Studies or Digital Curation

  • Background in music and solid understanding of orchestral repertoire highly desirable

  • At least one year of relevant cataloging or processing experience in archives

  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools and best practices for archival digitization and preservation of a variety of physical formats, such as applying and assessing metadata in a digital asset management system or performing quality control on digitized assets.

  • Highly proficient with databases and MS Office suite, especially Excel and Word.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute multiple projects and activities with a high degree of initiative and independence; communicate progress via collaborative tools like Slack, Google Sheets, or SharePoint.

  • Advanced research proficiency with demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Audiovisual digitization and/or command line experience preferred

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