Approximate date of original posting June 1, 2018- Reposted June 20, 2018
Position: RAD Research, Archive and Data Music Metadata Intern
Any student (undergraduate or graduate) or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which he/she is applying. We do not accept high school students.
Location: Washington, DC
NPR Research, Archives & Data Strategy’s (RAD) Olympus team is seeking a Music Metadata intern. You will work closely with the product owner of Orpheus, NPR’s music and spoken word database. We are evaluating the product’s content, features and more, so you will have a chance to influence the future of music storage and retrieval at NPR. Team Olympus uses Agile Methodology (Scrum) to plan and execute software development.
Schedule/Hours (40 hrs/wk for up to 14 weeks):
during winter/spring and fall semesters, part-time interns (at least 20 hours per week) will also be accommodated.
Time Frame (up to 12 weeks) September 10, 2018 –
December 14, 2018 –
Internships are offered three semesters throughout the year: winter/spring, summer and fall.
Compensation: $12.50 per hour-a max of $7,000
Interns may also receive academic credit
Our best internship candidates are passionate about metadata, music and information science. You should be good at managing your time and deadlines, communicating in all ways digital and non, and working accurately – both on your own and with others on our team.
- Propose, evaluate and test new features or bug repairs for database.
- Create and edit music metadata.
- Evaluate quality of music metadata from open source or commercial sources.
- Participate in daily scrum to keep Olympus team members up to date with progress.
- Participate in bi-weekly presentations for the rest of the RAD team and other Olympus stakeholders.
- Regularly check in with product owner regarding tasks, ongoing progress and objectives.
How to Apply : We do not expect you to tick off all of these boxes, so tell us in your cover letter and resume about your:
- Background in music; formal education in music information retrieval and/or library and information sciences
- Experience creating and editing metadata – preferably music metadata
- Knowledge of digital audio file formats
- Flexibility with respect to working on multiple projects and shifting priorities
- Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of “the big picture”
How to Apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NAT1011NATPR/JobBoard/af823b19-a43b-4cda-b6c2-c06508d84cf6/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=fc65ed90-2ea7-4ae5-948f-4742e449b607
Deadline is 11:59pm, EST.