Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Centre for Music, Media and Place (MMaP)

1-year Contractual Position, Subject to Renewal – Part-time 24.5 hours per week


The successful applicant will be responsible for a broad range of key functions in the administrative oversight of research and outreach projects undertaken within the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP). Duties include: leading the production of the archival CD series, including meeting with designers, CD manufacturers, distributors, assisting the Director with the handling of permissions and clearances, arranging publicity, and providing editorial assistance; undertaking research relating to MMaP projects in consultation with the MMaP Director; developing contract proposals and grant applications, including compiling background information, budgets and scheduling projections; assisting the MMaP Director in designing and developing an educational project plan for the enhancement of cultural studies in the K-12 school system; designing and developing technology training workshops in collaboration with the Studio Coordinator; writing and disseminating press releases for MMaP lectures, concerts and other MMaP events or publications; overseeing the production of the MMaP newsletter, lecture series brochure, posters for CDs or other projects, including the MMaP website; supervising the Studio Coordinator and part-time researchers associated with the Centre; and performing other related duties as required.

Experience (1-3 years) in social sciences or humanities research, publications, or media production; a minimum of an M.A. in Ethnomusicology or related disciplines (coursework towards or completion of a Ph.D. would be considered an asset); or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Professional writing experience, including successful grant submissions, scholarly editing, and communications; supervisory experience; ability to liaise with other university and research units, government agencies and media; proficiency with word-processing and standard desktop tools including image and audio editing; superior organizational skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment are required. Familiarity with budget development, website design, French language competence and arts administration experience would be an asset.

SALARY baseline $47,213

CLOSING DATE November 22nd, 2013

Please submit a cover letter and current resume to the Director of MMaP - Dr. Beverley Diamond

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