MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE

Temporary Archivist

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Job Description

The Music Division in the Library of Congress is seeking to hire a person with experience processing archival collections.  The appointment is expected to last 4-6 months and will be paid approximately at the GS-9 level, which is currently $53,435/year.  The full-time or part-time work will be accomplished under the supervision of the Head of the Acquisitions and Processing Section.  Processing activities will include sorting, arranging, and rehousing materials, as well as preparing a finding aid for use by researchers (see example here:  http://lccn.loc.gov/2006560744).  Applicant must have a strong background in music and be thoroughly familiar with the core principles of archival arrangement and description.  Work samples of completed finding aids are encouraged.  

Work on these collections can begin as soon as the archivist is hired.  The Music Division is in the Madison Building, 101 Independence SE, Washington DC 20540.

The collection to be processed is:

Ruggiero Ricci Collection 

Processing duties consist of sorting, rehousing, and labeling folders of music materials (scores, parts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, etc.) and preparing an EAD finding aid.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and any supporting materials to:  Chris Hartten, Archivist, Music Division chha@loc.gov

Questions?  Chris Hartten (202) 707-4458; Jan Lauridsen, Assistant Chief (202) 707-5251; Steve Yusko, Head, Acquisitions and Processing (202) 707-1763

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