Sound Recording Curator (Temporary)

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Job Description

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Sound Recording Curator for the John Cotton Dana Library.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assesses current archival sound recording holdings in the Institute of Jazz Studies collections.

  • Research’s the musician personnel, locations of where the recordings were recorded, the dating of when the music was made and other aspects of the recording itself (matrix and catalog numbering, for example) to determine their archival value.


Position Status: Part Time

Hours Per Week: 19.00

Daily Work Shift: Day

FLSA: Nonexempt

Position Salary: $75.00/hr

Terms of Appointment: Temporary Staff Appointment – Hourly


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Also requires a minimum of three to five years of relevant professional experience.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Research skills and knowledge of the history of jazz and jazz recordings, production, and distribution are required. Experience in the production and reissue of vintage jazz recordings is desired.

  • Ability to be a member of a small team of library/archives professionals who staff a dynamic and distinguished archives; ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet timelines in a deadline driven environment and to work autonomously and make critical independent decisions.

How to Apply

Posting Close Date: 04/28/2019

Apply online:

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