World and Traditional Music Rights Intern

World and Traditional Music Rights Intern

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 5.00pm

Full or Part-time (18 hours over 2.5 days or alternate weeks 2 days one week and 3 days the next week)

Fixed term for 12 Months

This is an opportunity to contribute to an innovative 5 year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, which will preserve and transform access to the nation’s most at-risk and vulnerable audio collections. The project will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK and create a new website allowing online access to 100,000 recordings.

The internship will allow you to gain professional experience working on a UK-wide digitisation project. You will work closely with the UOSH rights clearance and data protection team to gain insight into the work they do, learning, for example, about how copyright clearance, data protection and sensitivity review is conducted to ensure audio recordings are suitable for online. You will also work closely with members of the World and Traditional Music team in particular to learn the process for determining whether these types of recordings can be made accessible online.

You will also learn how material is catalogued and how audio archive content is used in public engagement activities. You will develop your knowledge of audio visual archiving, learn about analogue and digital audio formats and gain practical experience in the process of digitally preserving UK’s cultural heritage.

You will have a demonstrable interest in World and Traditional Music, copyright and data protection. As well as an understanding of sound recordings and audio heritage, excellent listening skills and attention to detail. Strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines, and the ability to work both independently and in a team.

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Published on 11 September 2020


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