Job Posting: Music and Digital Information Manager, Canadian Music Centre, Toronto

This is a three-day-a-week permanent position, with no salary information provided, but benefits after six months.

Primary Responsibilities
• Responsible for the collection and entering of data required for information resource accessibility through the database driven website
• Oversee cataloguing, maintenance of library acquisitions, collection development, reference and information services and future planning
• Take a lead in ensuring composers’ works are available through the CMC by engaging in outreach to the composers.
• Provide repertoire consultations to patrons and be involved in compiling special repertoire lists, catalogues and special collections, as may be requested
• Work collaboratively with other staff
• Ensure frequent communication with CMC National office staff to ensure the maintenance of the metadata
• Act as a liaison for all CMC libraries across the country and work to build synergy
• Keep abreast of premieres and works being performed in the community
• Liaison with performers, patrons, Associate Composers, new music publishers, other public libraries Library and Archives Canada and library associations.
• Provide leadership in guiding future activities and focus of the CMC’s information resources
• Maintain familiarity with the current state of information technology and a commitment to keep abreast of it
• Provide CMC library information to the public, as required
• Compile regular analysis of library stats, creates overview and recommendations for Executive and National Board.
• Manages all digitization efforts related to library materials.

Other Duties/Responsibilities
• Public Relations: on occasion attends concerts, receptions, festivals and conferences as a representative of CMC.
• Conducts tours and talks about the CMC music collection, special library projects.
• Manages special projects such as estate acquisitions to ensure timely upload to the website
• Undertakes additional responsibilities as directed by Executive Director.


• Information Science degree with proven database skills
• A degree in music, with a special interest in New Music
• Broad knowledge of classical music required, knowledge of Canadian concert music an asset
• Ability to speak and write in French is essential
• Advanced computer skills including database management, web, and word-processing
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a changing environment.
• Ability to manage a wide variety of tasks
• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting
• Experience in cataloguing a wide variety of formats
• Strong customer service skills
• Strong written communication skills
• Supervisory experience an asset
• Cataloguing, maintenance of library acquisitions, collection development and information services skills
• Experience in digital libraries