Washington County Museum is seeking volunteers to help transcribe our growing oral history collection.
Transcription volunteers will work with the Folklife Coordinator to transcribe oral history interviews collected in Washington County.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Transcribe audio recordings of interviews with community members.
- Strong keyboarding skills.
- Experience using common software programs, including Microsoft Word.
- Prior experience with transcribing from audio recordings preferred but not required.
- Attention to detail
- The estimated work time is flexible, but the volunteer should be able to commit at least 4 hours per week to the project or volunteer on an interview by interview basis. Interviews are approximately one hour long.
- Work can be done during select hours at the Museum (computer with transcription software and pedal provided) or at home (no supplied provided).
- Volunteers will need to meet with the Folklife Coordinator for training and follow-up.
- Opportunity to learn more about the history of Washington County.
- Training and a lifelong learning experience.
- Chance to see your work reflected in the Museum’s exhibits and made accessible in the Museum’s research library.
For more information, contact Beth at 503.645.5353, ext. 133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer, download the Volunteer Application Form.
- Complete the application form.
- Save a copy to your hard drive.
- Open email and attach the completed form.
- Email form to Beth Dehn at email@example.com.
We will contact you to schedule a volunteer intake interview.