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Company/Organization: ARChive of Contemporary Music


Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music. As of 2009 we are in partnership with Columbia University.

In 2011 ARC launched our first World Music Day celebrating and culture www.muslimworldmusicday.com, this online site was accessed by more than a million people worldwide. The project was awarded the prestigious Innovative Use of Archives Award by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.In 2012 the focus was on Brazil, and again we created and even larger research site www.brazilianmusicday.org. Building on this success ARC will expand a �Day� into a full India Music Week (IMW). IMW will be an online website to present, promote and explore the rich cultural heritage of Indian music of the past, present and future.

Interns will help catalog recordings and work on the project database � harvesting data, audio and video. Interns with a special area of interest, expertise, or working towards a degree in musicology, can work on more specific projects.


-Strong technical and data entry skills
-Internet search strategy and research savvy
-An interest or background in ethnomusicology, cultural heritage preservation, and/or Indian music and culture.


flexible, part time



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India  Indian  music  ethnomusicology  database  research  library  librarian  archive  archivist   
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