Oferta de empleo: “Music Cataloger and Metadata Technician”, en Oregón (EEUU)

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Posting: 04241
Classification:   C0302
Department: Library
Opens: 2012-07-24
Closes: 2012-08-07
Salary: $14.54 – $20.88 Per Hour
  • The University of Oregon Library invites applications for full-time Music Cataloger and Metadata Technician (Library Technician 3) in Collection Services.
  • This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
  • University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
  • Due to budgetary shortfalls, the person appointed to this position may be required to take unpaid furlough days between date of hire and June 30, 2013.
  • This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


… bachelor’s degree plus two years current (within 5 years) experience in a library; or four years current library experience; AND
… advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g. integrated library systems, database applications, electronic resource management systems, content management systems.

In addition this position requires ability to read notated music; knowledge of music terminology, genres, repertoire, and publication formats; accurate keyboarding skills; working knowledge of at least one major European language; strong attention detail and the ability to master complex procedures and understand bibliographic relationships.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


This position catalogs music resources, including scores, audio materials and other formats either by creating original bibliographic records or by editing records found in the OCLC database. Duties include:
… cataloging music scores and other resources in print and non-print formats; searching for and selecting appropriate records from the OCLC WorldCat database in order to verify, upgrade, correct and/or complete descriptive and subject cataloging; reviewing, checking and correcting the descriptive information; reviewing and selecting appropriate subject headings; assigning classification numbers.
… performing MARC tagging to ensure conformity to local and national requirements and standards; evaluating choice and form of access points, performing authority work as needed for names, uniform titles and series; supplying additional access points when necessary.
… creating bibliographic records mainly for music scores and audio materials in consultation with the faculty librarian.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each item. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Please describe your level of musical training, your familiarity with musical genres and styles, as well as your facility with reading musical notation.

2. Describe your experience with searching databases for bibliographic records and reviewing or editing cataloging copy. Specify level of copy with which you worked and extent of editing performed.

3. Please describe your work experiences in a library setting, particularly with music materials. Include any relevant knowledge and skills gained from your past employment that may be transferable to working in a library environment.

4. This position applies complex rules and procedures to ensure that work conforms with local and national standards. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to consult appropriate documentation and apply complex rules and procedures.

5. Please describe your level of knowledge of a major European language (such as Italian, German or French), including your reading proficiency.


You must also fill out a skill code sheet for this position. You can pick one up at Human Resources or print one out at http://jobs.uoregon.edu/skillcode.html


Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely and turned in by the closing date or they will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please contact us for assistance.



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