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Job Opening: Marine Archive Assistant Curator

Subject: Job Opening: Marine Archive Assistant Curator
From: Dave Mellinger <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 01:50:57 -0700
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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