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Job Description:  Volunteer Interviewer

 

Please see our mission and project descriptions on this website.

 

The Position 

The Volunteer Interviewer will work with Dr. Jennifer L. Cullison of the University of Nevada Core Humanities program.  The position will last at least a semester, during the regular semester unless by arrangement.

 

Minimum qualification:

  • Fulltime UNR student
  • Spanish-English Bilingual (or possibly bilingual with English and another language)
  • Proficient in using basic iOS (Mac) software including MS Word, MS excel, and digital audio and video recording programs, e.g. Voice Memos and Zoom

Desired qualification:

  • Experience conducting oral history interviews
  • Research or community activism with undocumented immigrant communities
  • Experience with translation and human transcription

Job Duties:

The Volunteer Interviewer will work with Dr. Jennifer L. Cullison of the University of Nevada Core Humanities program.  The volunteer will agree to:

  • Complete self-guided training as outlined in an email sent by Dr. Jennifer Cullison
  • Set, post, and complete 40 hours of volunteer work for each semester under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Cullison. Early in each semester, volunteers may be asked to reserve a few 2.5-hour blocks of volunteering through the semester, so that we might have a reasonable number of slots for assigning interviews, if applicable. 
  • Screen, prepare questions, schedule, conduct, and process at least two interviews over the course of each semester.
  • Add, as possible, to the interview backgrounder collection (reference materials we are curating, writing, and editing in preparation for interviews, e.g., an info sheet on DACA)
  • Add, as possible, to our interview question bank
  • Attend a set 1:1 meeting with Dr. Cullison about once per month
  • Attend a team meeting about once per month
  • Check and respond to email regularly during posted hours
  • Notify Dr. Cullison when desiring time off or to rearrange schedule with at least one week’s notice
  • Keep access to all RUIOH Project materials secure on personal laptop/computer
  • Upon end of volunteer relationship, return any loaned equipment to Dr. Cullison (e.g. headphones)

To apply:  Email jcullison@unr.edu to see if volunteer positions are available.  If so, be prepared to send:  a. CV, b. a cover letter, and c. a ~1-page write-up of your thoughts and understanding of undocumented immigration and/or immigration policy in the US.  Please include any details about any bilingual certification, bilingual fluency, language instruction, social justice work, or community organizing/service that you've done.

 

Job Description:  Student Research Assistant

 

Please see our mission and project descriptions on this website.

 

The Position 

The Student Research Assistant will work with Dr. Jennifer L. Cullison of the University of Nevada Core Humanities program.  The compensation is $12/hour and will require 8 hours a week, through Spring 2022 semesters, during the regular semester unless by arrangement.

 

Minimum qualification:

  • Fulltime UNR student
  • Spanish-English Bilingual (or possibly bilingual with English and another language)
  • Proficient in using basic iOS (Mac) software including MS Word, MS excel, and digital audio and video recording programs, e.g. Voice Memos and Zoom

Desired qualification:

  • Experience conducting oral history interviews
  • Research or community activism with undocumented immigrant communities
  • Experience with translation and human transcription

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Complete training including
    1. Selected online oral history primer from the Oral History Association
    2. Institutional Review Board (IRB) training through UNR
    3. Meetings with Dr. Cullison regarding
      • Record-keeping procedures
      • Interview research and preparation
      • Interview setting
      • Use of the equipment
      • Interviewing techniques
      • Processing interviews
  • Modify/update bilingual consent/release forms,
  • Facilitate the consent/release process with each individual (often using DocuSign), 
  • Manage the storage of the consent forms and interviews on various cloud systems,
  • Potentially work on outreach for additional interviews,
  • Work collaboratively to shape and reshape questions asked of each narrator.
  • Contribute to collection of “backgrounders” on various aspects of undocumented immigration
  • Act as a lead, accomplishing at least ten recordings per semester (in person or over Zoom with either video or only audio; possibly re-recording the audio with another person providing a kind of "acting voice" to protect anonymity), 
  • Transcribe interviews,
  • Translate applicable interviews from Spanish to English and English to Spanish (using, e.g., Sublime), 
  • Create synopses and abstracts of each interview
  • Maintain at least two reference documents: a bibliography relating to the project and a list of dates, places, and names that come up in interviews

 

To apply:  By 8am, Friday, March 4, 2022 please send to jcullison@unr.edu:  a. CV, b. a cover letter, and c. a ~1-page write-up of your thoughts and understanding of undocumented immigration and/or immigration policy in the US.  Please include any details about any bilingual certification, bilingual fluency, language instruction, social justice work, or community organizing/service that you've done.