ORAL HISTORY VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!
Are you interested in Black history or photography?
We are looking for dedicated volunteers who can assist in collecting stories and memories for Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950-1990s an exciting photography project delivered in partnership with the V&A.
Staying Power has collected over 100 photographs that span fifty years that will be added to the national photography collection at the V&A.
The next phase of the project is to collect oral history interviews with the photographers and subjects of the photographers as well as people who remember the events and places that the photographs depict.
The oral history interviews will become part of the permanent collection at Black Cultural Archives and will be featured in a major exhibition at the new Black Heritage Centre in Brixton in 2014.
Volunteers will carry out the interviews and transcribe the recordings for use by researchers. It’s an excellent opportunity for you to learn new skills and contribute to the collection at the BCA. Volunteer interviewers should love talking (and listening!) to and meeting new people, and be friendly and helpful. Volunteer transcribers should have access to a computer and be able to use Microsoft Word or similar.
You don’t need any prior experience. We will train you in oral history techniques and reimburse travel expenses within London.
You must be able to commit a minimum of four hours a week for 12 weeks during the period of October 2012 to May 2013. We are flexible as to how those hours are worked during that time; there will be opportunities to work from home. You must be interested in Black history and able to work without direct supervision (after training).
To express an interest in in volunteering please complete this form, letting us about yourself and what interests you about the project.
The deadline for application is Friday 19th October 2012.
If you have any questions please contact Kelly Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7582 8516.
Photo Credit: Untitled (three girls in fur coats) by Al Vandenberg, 1970s