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Oral History Associate

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All applicants are required to submit a writing sample of at least three pages, resume, and cover letter. Please use the "optional" document attachment options for any writing samples or additional documents you wish to submit.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Oral History Associate
Department Criss Library
Essential Functions

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Oral History Associate. In a collaborative, team-based environment under the direct supervision of the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the Oral History Associate will gather interviews for the Humanities Nebraska Grant Project LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project. The Oral History Associate will carry out oral history interviews from start to finish including scheduling, conducting research, interviewing, editing, and making available interviews. This is a temporary, grant-funded position. The University and Library have a strong commitment achieving diversity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women, and persons of color.

Work Schedule Up to 12 month appointment beginning fall 2017. No more than 20 hours per week.
Additional Duties

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Identify and contact oral history interview narrators to schedule, prepare for, and record interviews using digital audio recorders according to established Oral History Association best practices guidelines.
• Provide professional and responsive communications with oral history interview narrators.
• Arrange, describe, and edit audio recordings of each interview.
• Maintain detailed spreadsheets documenting administrative information and metadata for each interview.
• Upload interviews and metadata to enable online access.
• Collaborate with library and student employees working on related oral history initiatives as needed.
• Document, revise, and analyze policies, procedures, and workflows.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of LGBTQ+ studies and communities. Experience using a desktop computer and MS Office Suite package. Ability to work independently and to perform detailed work accurately. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with oral history.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits, reaches, stands, walks, sees, hears, speaks and use of hands. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Office environment. Noise level is low.

Salary $18 per hour. Position does not include benefits or vacation/sick leave. Housing is not provided.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2017T-00145
Open Date 08/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants are required to submit a writing sample of at least three pages, resume, and cover letter. Please use the “optional” document attachment options for any writing samples or additional documents you wish to submit.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Media File
  5. Portfolio