Oral History Training

Volunteer and Training Oppotunities

This is your chance to be involved in Liberal Judaism’s groundbreaking new oral history project Rainbow Pilgrims recording and showcasing for the first time in the UK the stories and experiences of LGBTQI migrants in a faith context.

Throughout the project – until May 2018 – we’ll be offering a great number of opportunities to get involved: oral history interviewers, archive researchers, transcribers, sound/video editors, video/photographers, admin support, exhibition curators, youth forum members, media/social media volunteers and many other roles. We can offer you free, professional training as interviewers, transcribers & sound editors, archivists and exhibition curators. We will cover your out of pocket expenses such as travel.

Oral history is about recording people’s memories using the medium of sound and video. This can be used as a tool for understanding the recent past, and enables people who have been hidden from history to be heard and the communities they represent.

Interviewer Task Description Role: To carry out oral history interviews, using a topic guide (i.e.. a list of prepared questions) which will be created as part of the course. Each interview will last approximately 1.5 hours. This may also involve travelling to various parts of the UK to interview participants, but all expenses will be covered, and travelling outside of London is completely negotiable.

Person Specification: In order to carry out the oral history interviewer role, you’ll need: an interest in LGBT history; literacy skills; organisational skills; to demonstrate an interest in equality/diversity and religion/spirituality; to be able (with training) to use recording equipment; to be able to travel in order to interview.

Time Commitment: In order to be able to take part in the project, you must be available for training

Volunteering period: A minimum of 6 months. The amount of hours you wish to volunteer are negotiable and flexible.

Limited places available. Course certificates available.

 
For further info or to apply please email project manager Shaan via s.knan@liberaljudaism.org or call Liberal Judaism main line: 020 7580 1663 (office hours)

LATEST OPPORTUNITY: ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWER
TRAINING : SUNDAY 12 March 2017, 11am-5pm (arrive at 10:30 for registration) at London W1T 4BE.
Further training dates and locations tbc

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