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December 14, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity: The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project Seeking Field Processors

Deadline: January 13, 2013

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is seeking five to six volunteers to serve as shraybers, oral history field processors.

Working from home computers, volunteers will dive into our growing oral history collection, mining interviews for great stories and preparing them for inclusion in the collection’s fully-accessible online archive. This opportunity is open to qualified applicants across the country and around the world!

The Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of over 250 in-depth video interviews, exploring Yiddish cultural topics and issues of modern Jewish identity. Oral history shraybers will help us achieve our goal of expanding access to this rich collection. First, we review full-length interviews to identify the most compelling moments -- a wonderful story, a rich description, a poignant reflection. Next, we write a clear abstract that summarizes the main topics discussed in the interview. Finally, we assign keywords that researchers and the general public can use to search within and across interviews.

We need your help! We need volunteers interested in Jewish stories to watch each interview, identify compelling excerpts, assign keywords, and write a clear and engaging synopsis.

For more information and to read the full job description:

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to know Yiddish to do this work! However, any familiarity with Yiddish language, culture, and history is a plus.

Please click on the link below to fill out the online application by January 13, 2013:

Questions? Please address all inquiries to Christa Whitney at tellyourstory@bikher.org.

Posted by jychai at December 14, 2012 11:16 AM