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The Louis Armstrong House & Archives has an opening for an audio preservationist. The position description follows. Please excuse any duplicate postings.

For further information, contact Peggy Schein.

AUDIO PRESERVATIONIST. The Louis Armstrong House and Archives seeks an audio preservationist who has (1) familiarity with traditional jazz repertoire; (2) a degree or formal training in audio engineering; (3) active membership in professional societies such as AES or ARSC; (4) professional experience with Sound Forge XP 4.5; (5) previous experience with Microsoft Access.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Louis Armstrong Archives holds hundreds of rare or unique recordings, many of which were made by Louis Armstrong on his home audio equipment. The Audio Preservationist is responsible for the copying and cataloging of recordings in the collections of the Louis Armstrong Archives.

DUTIES: (1) Conduct preservation copying of reel-to-reel tapes, acetate discs, transcription discs, and other such recordings in the collections of the Louis Armstrong Archives following accepted archival practice; tasks include but are not limited to repairing splices, filtering noise, checking pitch, and recording preservation copies on 10-inch reels; (2) Identify unlabeled spoken word and musical recordings; (3) Create service copies of recordings in the Louis Armstrong Archives on CDR, analog cassette, or other appropriate medium; (4) Create wave files to be compressed into MP3 files; (5) Work with the Curator of the Louis Armstrong Archives to ensure complete and accurate cataloging of sound recordings; (6) Identify materials following established procedures of the Louis Armstrong Archives; (7) Supervise student assistants, volunteers, or other personnel to assist with preservation copying and cataloging; (8) Recommend the purchase of additional audio equipment; (9) Compose and process bid requests, purchase orders, payment requests or other paperwork required to acquire equipment; (10) Advise the Curator on audio preservation policies and procedures; and (11) other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (1) high school diploma; (2) at least two years of experience in the preservation of analog recordings; (3) previous experience working with analog reel-to-reel tape, acetate discs, CDRs, and wave files (4) ability to lift and move at least twenty-five pounds; (5) good interpersonal skills; and (6) three letters of recommendation. This can be a part-time position (20 hours per week), or a full-time position (35 hours per week) for the duration of the preservation project. Based on a 35 hour work week, the project is expected to last for two years. Salary is $35,500 per year (35 hours per week) or $19.50 per hour (20 hours per week) plus benefits.

TO APPLY: Send c.v. and three letters of recommendation to: Peggy Schein, Louis Armstrong House and Archives, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367. All materials must be received by 5 pm. on December 1, 2001. The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

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