University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Oral History Editor and Transcriptionist in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Position Information

Posting Number HS425P

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Working Title Oral History Editor and Transcriptionist

Department Pryor Center

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Center:

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History documents the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, preserves the collection in perpetuity, and connects Arkansans and the world to the archive. The Center’s motto is “Collect, Preserve, Connect.” The Center conducts interviews and records historical events statewide and also receives donated materials covering diverse topics.

Department Home Page pryorcenter.uark.edu

Job Type Hourly/Student

Summary of Job Duties

The Oral History Editor and Transcriptionist position is located in the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History located in the Pryor Center building at 1 East Center Street in Fayetteville. The successful candidate will transcribe oral history interviews from audio files and edit the transcripts using the software applications, style, and format determined by the Pryor Center. The candidate will conduct research as necessary and implement needed changes in the oral history transcripts as determined by the transcription supervisor. The Oral History Editor and Transcriptionist works under the supervision of the transcript supervisor and is required to work on-site. The various oral history interviews assigned to the employee for editing and transcription range from local subjects to broad subjects of national significance.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Demonstrated excellent English grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to type 45WPM(Words per Minute) or higher for accurate verbatim transcription of oral history interviews from audio files

  • Proficient experience working with Microsoft Word

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience transcribing interviews and editing transcripts

  • Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style

  • English degree

  • Knowledge of Arkansas politics, culture, and history

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Skilled at using Macintosh computers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Ability to work independently with moderate direction from the transcription supervisor

  • Excellent English grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills

  • Ability to type 45 wpm or higher

  • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Word

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule Approximately 25 hours per week with a maximum of 1,250 hours per year

Overtime Eligible Yes

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Pryor Center - 1 East Center Street, Suite 120

Benefits Eligible No

Appointment Percent 50

Salary/Hourly Range $10.70 per hour

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify

  • Criminal background check

  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 05/22/2018

Open Until Filled

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)

Recruitment Contact Information

Susan Kendrick-Perry

Pryor Center

1 East Center Street, Suite 120

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Tests will be given to determine the applicant’s level of transcribing and editing abilities as described in the minimum qualifications/KSAs and preferred qualifications sections above.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.