Vacancy: Archivist-SAMRO Music Archive

SAMRO Music Archive: Archivist

South African Music Rights Organisation (SMARO) –


The SAMRO Foundation (NPC) is an independently registered not-for-profit company that manages the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) and music education programmes of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Group. Since its inception in 1962 SAMRO has collected musical scores from Southern African composers which have become part of the SAMRO Music Archive. The SAMRO Foundation is in the process of activating this archive through two major programmes: SAMRO Scores which will take the archive online and gradually digitize it, and the Indigenous African Music (IAM) project which will create a resource of indigenous music to promote our music heritage.
The above two-year contract exists within the SAMRO Foundation. The ideal candidate is one who has successfully completed a degree in Music or Information Management studies or equivalent, as well as have experience in music and archive-library administration.

Experience in the following areas will be necessary:
Archive systems;
Book Publishing & Sales;
E-commerce & Web Design;
Legal: Copyright Compliance, Policy and Contracts; and
Networking and relationship building.

The following will be required:
Meticulous administrative abilities;
Excellent literacy skills including comprehensive reading, and writing and editing texts for various publications, proposals and reports;
Can read music and is aware of forms of musical arrangements;
An understanding of music education, publishing and indexing of catalogues would be advantageous;
Has a good understanding of Southern African music of all genres; and
Computer Literacy.

A passion for collecting knowledge;
Strong team ethic;
Attention to detail;
Situational empathy; and
Knowledge of general office systems and basic word processing skills are vital, while some data processing knowledge would be helpful. A valid driver’s license with own vehicle is essential.

Send your application to . All positions will be filled in accordance with our Employment Equity policy. Closing date for this position is 31 March 2018.
Should you not receive any feedback in the next two weeks, please consider that you application has been unsuccessful.