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Library Coordinator


Dublin 8Dublin


Contemporary Music Centre

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Job Description:

CMC is seeking a Library Coordinator to commence in October 2021.

Reporting to the CMC Director, this position is full time for a fixed-term period of 12 months. Salary is available on request. The Library Coordinator will be required to work at the Centre’s base, 19 Fishamble Street, Dublin up to three days per week, with the capacity for remote working for the remainder of the working week.

Position Description

The Library Coordinator is a key position within CMC, and is responsible for the cataloguing and maintenance of CMC’s specialist collection of contemporary music from Ireland and provides support to composers represented by CMC, composers on the CMC emerging composers programme, and members of the public using the Centre's library and CMC’s online audiences.

Library Coordinator Duties

Cataloguing and maintaining the Centre’s unique collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art music from Ireland, including researching and inputting information into the library databases.

Providing support to and liaising with composers represented by CMC in relation to scores, recordings and materials related to their works

Providing support and research assistance to members of the public both in person and through CMC’s online library and archive services.

Liaising with performers, conductors, music organisations and other key client groups in relation to the work of the Centre.

Assisting in the development of the library/sound archive collection by researching and acquisition of new materials, including scores, recordings, events, radio broadcasts, concert programmes, images, articles, theses, digital objects and ephemera.

Collaborating with CMC staff colleagues in the delivery of online features which promote CMC’s unique collection
Assisting in the management of the Centre’s digitisation services

Assisting the Production Co-ordinator and Office Administrator in the provision of the centre’s score copying and production services

Supervising any library interns, student placements in the library, and CMC’s Scholar in Residence programme
Participating as required in the day-to-day work of the Centre

Selection Criteria

You do not need to address each criterion individually. See how to apply (see below)


A degree in music or an equivalent third-level music qualification

A proven ability in high level IT skills, including experience of data entry

Familiarity with the use of online content management systems and web publishing

Good interpersonal skills
A sound knowledge and interest in contemporary music from Ireland

An ability to work both within a team and on your own initiative
A proven ability in working to deadlines to deliver agreed targets

Very strong written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to communicate to CMC’s core clients of composers, performers, students,arts organisations, third level music departments and the general public

A third level library and information systems qualification
Experience in day to day running of a specialist or public library

A thorough knowledge of the music library sector in Ireland
An appreciation of the arts in Ireland and CMC’s role in the development of audiences for contemporary music from Ireland

A proven ability in the development of cultural heritage projects and digital archiving
An ability to rapidly respond to situations as they may arise within the organisation for the greater good.


Permanent / Full-time

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