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Assistant Librarian/Archivist

Employer ITMA
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Dublin 2
Salary € 28,741
Closing Date 17/07/2018


The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) wishes to recruit a graduate librarian/archivist for a one-year fixed term contract. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in, and contribute to, the work of a busy multimedia cultural organisation.

Contract duration:
Full-time, fixed-term contract, August 2018–July 2019. The post will include scheduled evening and weekend work.

Job description:
The post holder will support the work of ITMA Content Managers in collecting, preserving, organising and making accessible a variety of physical and digital Irish traditional music materials.

Principle tasks of the post will include some or all of the following:

  • Cataloguing of existing and newly acquired multimedia materials to international standards;
  • Physical care of multimedia materials and digital file management;
  • Multimedia digitisation;
  • Research and reference support to colleagues and Archive users;
  • Preparation of digital media for ITMA website and digital projects;
  • Participation in outreach and events;
  • Such other related tasks and special projects as may from time to time be required to fulfill the objectives of ITMA.

Additional information:
While based primarily in Dublin, candidates should note that occasional off site work may be required.

Personal requirements
Essential criteria:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies or Archives and Records Management;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the library/archive profession

Desirable criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or industry related professional qualification;
  • Broad knowledge of Irish traditional song, instrumental music and dance;
  • Competence in Irish;
  • Competence in music literacy;
  • Excellent IT skills and experience in using databases or working in a digital environment;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Ability to work to deadlines




Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter by post or email to:
Róisín Ní Bhriain,
Irish Traditional Music Archive
73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
[email protected]

Deadline for applications: 5 pm Tuesday 17 July 2018
Shortlisting of candidates will apply.

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is an equal opportunities employer.

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