ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street
DescriptionThe ARChive of Contemporary Music is looking for catalogers.
The ARC is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures throughout the world. Since 1985 our holdings have grown to two million sound recordings,
making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in America. As of 2009 we are in partnership with Columbia University.
Members of the Board of Advisors are: David Bowie, Jellybean Benitez,
Jonathan Demme, Ellie Greenwich, Jerry Leiber, Youssou N'Dour, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, Fred Schneider, Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon, Mike Stoller and Jerry Wexler
ResponsibilitiesInterns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.
Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.
RequirementsIdeal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.
- Possess good interpersonal skills.
- Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
- Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.
Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.