Transcription Assistant

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 12, 2021

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Student Assistant

Job Description:

In partnership with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP), the George A. Smathers Libraries are working to revitalize the Native American Oral History Collection at the University of Florida. The collection was initially funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) and consists of hundreds of interviews originally recorded on audio tape. With a recently awarded grant from DDCF, the Libraries’ and SPOHP are working to revitalize the collection by digitizing all content in preparation for re-transcription, culturally responsible sharing, and long-term curation. The students hired for this position will be responsible for creating typed versions of audio recordings (transcripts), revising and editing their work, and producing a final product. Transcription Assistants will also be responsible for creating transcription abstracts (summaries) for each interview transcribed and for collecting associated metadata. Beyond transcription, Transcription Assistants are expected to meet with project mangers regularly to report on progress and receive assistance when needed.

Personnelneeded: Undergraduate or graduate student (several positions)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, up to 20 hours per week, limited term employment

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
  • Must have a reliable computer and internet connection
  • Must be currently enrolled at UF, good standing
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Interest in history, anthropology, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Native American History and Culture
  • 3-4 years of typing experience; approximately 30-60 words per minute
  • Experience editing, transcribing, or translating
  • Prior experience working with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit your résumé or CV and class schedule.

This is a time-limited position.

This position is open to all students who are eligible to work on campus and will be employed through student Other Personnel Services (OPS) and must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Registered students are employed on a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes