The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) seeks applications for this unique and exciting position. The successful candidate will combine a passion for the history of recorded sound and broadcasting with excellence in outreach and teaching with primary sources. The Curator of Recorded Sound and Broadcasting will provide curatorial guidance for collections across SCRC with a focus on documenting the history of recorded sound and broadcasting. SCRC holds extensive archival broadcasting collections of notable personalities such as Dick Clark, Gertrude Berg, Stephen Scheuer, Norman Corwin, Ted Koppel, and Mike Wallace. These collections encompass printed and manuscript materials, rare books, and substantial audio and video holdings.
SCRC's recorded sound holdings total over 500,000 items which include formats from the earliest experimental recordings on tinfoil to one of the largest wax cylinder collections in the country to modern digital media. This position will support student, faculty, and scholarly engagement with the collections through collection development, hands-on instructional sessions, exhibitions, events, and scholarly publications. The Curator also evaluates the SCRC's existing collections and works with SCRC staff to prioritize their ongoing care and maintenance.
SCRC fosters a flexible, collaborative work environment and a strong team spirit within the department and in collaboration with other units within the Libraries and on campus.
Internal Number: 83556
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