Oral History Interviewer Training 19/04/2015

This is your chance to be involved in Liberal Judaism’s groundbreaking new oral history project – Twilight People: Stories of Gender and Faith Beyond the Binary – recording and showcasing for the first time in the UK the stories and experiences of transgender and gender variant people of faith.

Throughout the project – until summer 2016 – 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.

Latest Opportunity: Oral History Interviewer interviewer

TRAINING: 19 April & 31 May 2015 (full day) 
at The Montagu Centre London, W1T 4BE.
Alternative dates may be possible.

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 with trans* people of faith, 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, which will be on 19 April 2015, daytime, (tbc) Central London.

Volunteering period: a minimum of 6 months. The amount of hours you wish to volunteer are negotiable, from a minimum of 5 days commitment.

For further info or to apply please email project manager Surat-Shaan Knan via  contact us or call Liberal Judaism main line: 020 7580 1663