South Asia Transcription Assistant

Posted June 11, 2018. Closes June 25, 2018

Department:

Reference / South Asia section

Job Title:

Transcriber

Date Posted:

June 11, 2018

Closing Date:

June 25, 2018

Number Available:

1

Rate:

$15.60 per hour.

Hours:

20-30 hours per week; Flexible (can work from home)

Duties:
  • Create transcriptions of oral history interview recordings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to type at least 50 words per minute accurately.
  • Have access to a computer with Microsoft Word.
  • Able to learn the use of transcription software such as Dragon ExpressScribe.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with South Asian culture.
  • Previous experience in transcription
About the job:
The fourth South Asian Oral History Project has been recording English-language interviews to document the experiences of South Asian performing artists who migrated to the Seattle area for higher education and work opportunities and are now teaching the art forms of their choice.
The first three phases of South Asian Oral History poject was completed between 2005 - 2102. The fourth phase was initiated 2017. The sample transcripts from the first three phases of this project can be found at

The fourth South Asian Oral History Project has been recording English-language interviews to document the experiences of South Asian performing artists who migrated to the Seattle area for higher education and work opportunities and are now teaching the art forms of their choice.The first three phases of South Asian Oral History poject was completed between 2005 - 2102. The fourth phase was initiated 2017. Sample transcripts from the first three phases of this project.

The transcriber will work from digital audio/video files to create a rough draft. The transcriber will also produce a final transcript, based on corrections from the narrator and interviewer. The transcriptions must meet the standards of the field:  verbatim transcription of the interviews into readable prose, within the conditions of the copyright agreement.  The transcription must also meet the technical specifications of the project, which will be given to the transcriber.

There will be between 10 and 15 interviews conducted in this phase of the project.  Each interview is approximately  1.5-2.0 hours long.

Application Process:

  1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
    • Resumé
    • Cover Letter
  2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
  3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.
Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
Erik Dahl
206-685-1820
eadahl@uw.edu