Vermont Music Library Research Assistant
(Ongoing, Multiple Positions)
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy (spreadsheet experience helpful), type 50 wpm, respect for cultural preservation issues, enthusiasm for original music of all genres.
Description: Enter liner notes from 350+ Vermont-made albums into relational database that will ultimately form the engine of a public, searchable, online repository of Vermont music history. Gather print-media sources for historical library. Manage aggregation (expansion) of collection through outreach via Vermont’s regional media (contingent upon funding), compile “wish list” database of known but not-yet acquired Vermont artist releases.
Practical Objective: Contribute to expansion of a signifigant, comprehensive statewide music preservation effort. Develop a unique permanent public cultural resource serving the state of Vermont.
Big Heavy World has been promoting and archiving the Burlington music scene since 1996. Our existence and success is due to participation by volunteers and interns who share our extreme enthusiasm; we simply wouldn’t exist without their support.
Our internship program allows a greater level of freedom and creativity than one might expect, but also demands a high level of responsibility and dedication to each mission. As a supervised work experience for academic credit, Big Heavy World internships guarantee personal and professional development.
Contact James Lockridge at (802) 865-1140 for more information.