Cool Job Alert: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is Hiring a Librarian

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Are you a rock-loving library worker who dreams of ditching the wool cardigan for a leather jacket? Consider applying to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: As Atlas Obscura reports, the Cleveland, Ohio-based music museum is seeking a librarian to catalogue and develop library resources, promote public awareness of the collections, and represent the Hall of Fame to academic and library communities, among other duties.

Best known for its glitzy annual induction ceremony, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame also offers visitors live events, free history classes, and numerous special exhibits and permanent installations, filled with rock and roll-related artifacts. Its vast library houses everything from the standard books, journal articles, and audio/video recordings to archives containing a 1970 invitation to Janis Joplin’s wake, The 2 Live Crew Obscenity Trial Document, a brochure for the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and personal papers, photographs, and music posters galore.

Keep in mind that owning a sweet record collection doesn’t automatically make you qualified for the position. Applicants must have two or more years of experience cataloguing library resources—bonus points if they’ve catalogued music-related materials, or have experience working in a music library—and a master’s degree in library and/or information science. Also, an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in music or other relevant discipline is “strongly preferred.”

Interested in the position? Apply online. You can also take a virtual tour of the library below.

[h/t Atlas Obscura]