Oral History Research Student Assistant

Special Collections & Archives
Oral History Research Center
Barbara Tabach, Project Manager
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Scheduled hours

This temporary student assistant position is scheduled between 12 and 18 hours per week, September  2019 to May 2020.  Hours will be scheduled between Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend events for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada oral history project.

Purpose of the position

Undergraduate level position for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada  project, which preserves the diversity of the local Latinx community. Student historians will connect with the Latinx community and engage in collection and preserving audio recorded interviews.

Duties & responsibilities

<p>Meet with narrators (interviewees); comfort in interviewing, scheduling appointments, answering phone and confirming interview appointments.</p>
<p>Communication skills: presenting use agreement forms, operating recorder during interviews, presenting to groups about the project&rsquo;s work.</p>
<p>Transcribing of Spanish language interviews; editing of transcripts &ndash; requires sitting at computer.</p>
<p>Write prefaces and table of contents for book version of interviews.<br />

Working conditions

Work in Oral History Research Center or Special Collections at computer stations. Work with a team of six student workers. May also include podcast work.


Effective communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.
Public speaking opportunities such as podcast, radio guest, and event speaking may occur.
Ability to interact effectively with people from varied backgrounds and generations.
Excellent phone manners
Excellent writing and editing skills in English. Spanish highly welcomed.
Excellent listening and interviewing skills; interest in being trained to collect oral histories.
Interest, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse Latinx community.
Ability to work independently and in a team; ability to remain flexible when changes are needed.

Fluency in Spanish, verbal.


** Note: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Barbara Tabach, Project Manager, Oral History Research Center, University Libraries, oralhistory@unlv.edu. Deadline: September 30, 2019.



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