Music Librarian, John E. Robbins Library
Brandon University
Brandon, MB
Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional and Masters programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach programs in a personalized learning environment. The University’s School of Music is one of Canada’s foremost institutions for musical instruction in both classical and jazz performance and is committed to excellence in music education and performance.

Located in the heart of the BU campus, the John E. Robbins Library is an essential academic support for students and a resource that supports excellent faculty teaching and research. With an outstanding team of expert and committed staff, the Library contributes to the quality of programs offered by the University and to the University’s academic and community reputation. The Music Library is annexed to the Main Library and supports music study, research, composition, and performance at Brandon University. It holds a large collection of books, print periodicals, scores, sound recordings and other media focused on Western art music and jazz. The Music Library is also involved in unique and exciting initiatives such as the digitization of recordings of past School of Music performances and recitals, and the absorption of the School of Music’s Large Ensemble Library.

Brandon University is seeking a dedicated and collegial librarian with a broad music knowledge base, who maintains an awareness of current developments and trends in music librarianship. This permanent, full-time, tenure track position will be a part of Library Council and will provide support to the programs, students and faculty of Brandon University, in particular the School of Music and the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music.

The successful candidate will have a MLIS degree or equivalent and a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent music background. A Masters degree in Music is preferred, as is experience in an academic music library, digitization and preservation project experience, and knowledge of and experience with multiple media types. Knowledge of two additional languages is an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently and as part of the John E. Robbins Library team. The candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive, effective and collaborative work relationships, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities for the position include: library liaison work; collection development, reference services, and information literacy in the Music Library; participation in digitization and preservation initiatives within the John E. Robbins Library; and other professional duties as assigned by the University Librarian through consultation with the incumbant.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research, creative activities and scholarship, as well as serve on Library and University committees.

Rank: Professional Associate I or II

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application deadline: July 2, 2019 or until position is filled

Preferred Start Date: September 3, 2019

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees to Rainer Schira, Acting University Librarian, at It is strongly preferred that all these materials be shared in one PDF document.

Brandon University respects and honours the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledges that Brandon University campuses are located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 Lands – the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishanabek, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene and Metis peoples. Brandon University is grateful to these communities for sharing space on their homelands so that we may continue the good work that is done at Brandon University.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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