Job opportunity: Audiovisual Assistant (p/t)

The Contemporary Music Centre is currently recruiting a part-time
Audiovisual Assistant working in the audiovisual archive of the Centre’s Library.
Reporting to the Information and Digital Services Manager, the Audiovisual
Assistant will work for 10 hours per week and will be involved in a range
of tasks including:
• Cataloguing and archiving of audiovisual materials received and produced by CMC under the supervision of CMC’s Library Coordinator
• Digitising and editing recordings received on analogue formats
• Research and accession of recordings from a range of third party sources, e.g. broadcasters, publishers and other private collections
• Oversee and monitor the Centre’s off-air media archiving system and catalogue and archive any recordings received through this system
• Assist the Library Coordinator in the ongoing maintenance of the audiovisual collection to include filing, labelling and digital storage of audiovisual materials
• Copy and duplicate audiovisual recordings from CMC’s archive
• Participate when required in day to day activities of the Centre

The candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:
• Third Level music qualification
• Library qualification or equivalent cataloguing experience
• Audio editing skills and basic familiarity with audio editing software
• Highly proficient and adaptable IT skills
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to work independently and efficiently to deadlines
• Knowledge, awareness of and passion for new Irish musicHow to apply?

Applicants should apply by email to using the subject heading
‘CMC Audiovisual Assistant application’ and include the following
documents (PDF only):
• Letter of application outlining your experience and suitability for the position
• CV including names and contact of at least 2 current referees
Deadline for applications: Friday, 21 February 2014 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on 27/28 February 2014

About CMC’s Audiovisual Archive

CMC’s Audiovisual Archive contains some 2000 items in a range of
formats such as cassette, CD and audio/video files. The Centre regularly
archives recordings and videos from a variety of different sources. These
include recordings submitted from composers and ensembles, off-air radio
broadcasts, as well as online videos and recordings. The Centre also
digitises materials from analogue formats as part of its ongoing digitisation
programme, and plans to digitise and transfer its complete collection to
network-based storage by 2016. CMC also records a lot of its own
materials including concerts, talks and interviews, and these unique
materials need to be catalogued and archived for future use. As a
promoter of Irish composers’ music, recordings often need to be copied
and made available to a range of the Centre’s clients, subject to copyright

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