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Part-Time Sound/Video Recording & Oral History Archivist

job opportunity

Position: Sound/Video Recording and Oral History Archivist
Reports To: Archivist
Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt
Salary: Grant funded at $10/hour - 10 hours a week minimum
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018

Position Summary 

The part-time Sound/Video Recording and Oral History Archivist position at the Ward Irish Music Archives will be responsible for cataloging, describing and digitizing sound and video recordings in a variety of formats. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cataloging recordings in PastPerfect to current archival standards
  • Digitizing audio recordings on an as needed basis
  • Digitizing video recordings of past Milwaukee Irish Fest performances
  • Documenting Irish music events (via audio and video recording) as needed

The Sound/Video Recording and Oral History Archivist will also work with the WIMA Archivist to define the Midwest Irish Musician Oral History Project parameters, help record interviews and process/catalog resulting media, including: 

  • Defining interview release form
  • Formulating interview questions
  • Preservation plan 
  • Access plan
  • Video record oral history interviews
  • Process and catalog recordings
  • Format access copies of video files 


  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution or have a degree in progress
  • Previous experience with describing archival materials or library cataloging
  • Familiarity with digitizing audio and video recordings at current archival standards

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform physical demands of the position, including sitting for long periods of time, stooping, bending, climbing and lifting up to 25 pounds with frequency upon occasion
  • Independent mobility to travel and drive as needed
  • Ability to work in the same position focusing on a computer screen for long periods of time

Please send a resume and cover letter to the following email by May 15, 2018:

Questions? Contact us:


Ward Irish Music Archives
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53213



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