Monday, 1 June 2009

Job Posting: RIPM Manager of Operations and Publications


Full-Time Position Available: Manager of Operations and Publications

GENERAL INFORMATION: A project at the intersection of technology and the arts and humanities, RIPM is an international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in twenty countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM provides access to the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. Ten printed volumes and approximately 20,000 annotated records are published annually. RIPM functions under the auspices of the International Musicological Society, and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. To date, RIPM has produced 239 volumes and a database containing approximately 550,000 annotated records. The RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals-the full-text compliment to the Index-will be released in May 2009.

THE POSITION: We are seeking a computer-savvy, methodical, and detail-oriented person-- who works well in a group environment--to manage RIPM's publication cycle, to process and organize data, and to oversee day-to-day operations at the RIPM International Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The position requires strong computer skills, with significant Microsoft Office experience, knowledge and familiarity with databases and data structure, and excellent organizational ability. Experience with grant writing and editing is an asset. Knowledge of music history, and reading ability of one foreign language is desirable, though not required. This is an important position within the RIPM organization. The possibilities for growth are excellent.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in technology-oriented librarianship, or, in a field within the humanities, or a Bachelor's degree within the humanities and at least two years pertinent work experience.

DEADLINE: When position is filled. Applications will be examined as they arrive. Applications will be accepted until 15 June.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

Application. Send C.V. and cover letter by email to Please submit two letters of reference. These may be included with the application or may be sent directly by their authors. Place "Search Committee" in the subject heading.

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