From: Carol Bloomgarden <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Job Opening: Assistant Curator, Marine Collection 01175
Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Cornell
University is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive
campus in which to work, study, teach and serve.
Act as Assistant Curator in developing the multimedia resources of the
Macaulay Library in accordance with established archival protocols,
and in collaboration with external and internal researchers. Consult
with Curator to identify, prioritize, schedule, and define scope of
archival projects. Strong listening skills and working knowledge of
marine sounds required. Work with Curator in the recruitment of new
recordings and collaborations with marine sound recordists. Provide
oversight for the Curator on the scheduling of archival staff tasks
which include, collection of statistics on task progress. Oversee
training of new archival staff or retraining of existing staff as new
technologies are adopted. Participate in the organization, repair, and
ingestion of original field recordings into an advanced digital asset
storage and management system, and in the preparation, evaluation, and
entering of field data into a relational database. Represents Curator
and archive at selected national and international events.
Masters with 1-2 years experience or equivalent combination.
Experience and knowledge of marine sounds is essential. Interpersonal
skills needed to encourage new contributors to the archive as well as
supervise other relevant staff. Monitor overall unit progress, and
represent Curator and Macaulay at professional meetings. Proactive
style in work environment. Interest and ability to quickly build
knowledge in principles of animal communication and taxonomy. Possess
discriminating visual and listening skills. Demonstrable ability to
learn sound editing techniques. Computer experience including, but not
limited to email, web browsers, spreadsheets, and word processing are
required. Knowledge of both Windows and Macintosh operating systems is
required. Must know, or be able to learn quickly, software for media
editing, analysis, and database management. Creative thinking,
planning, and organizing are fundamental for the archival of original
field recordings that have scientific and educational applications.
Preference given to applicants with an animal behavior
background. Degree in biological sciences or recording technology
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
educator and employer.
How to Apply:
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