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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Oral History Interviewer

Job Title: Oral History Interviewer

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Major Duties:

Contact park neighbors to set up oral history interviews. Conduct interviews following the park Oral History Standard Operating Procedures. Transcribe the oral history interview using Microsoft Word within two months following the interview.

Work Location:

Sandstone Visitor Center, New River Gorge National River, I-64 at Exit 139, Sandstone, WV

Work Environment:

Volunteer will be working indoors at the Sandstone Visitor Center, traveling to and from oral history interviews, and working within the homes or offices of those interviewed. Sedentary work is required as well as walking, hauling equipment, and driving.

Work Schedule:

4-40 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.., Monday – Saturday, year-round

Clothing:

VIP shirt, name badge, and hat supplied by park, to be worn with jeans, pants or slacks (not faded and without holes) and tennis or dress shoes

Skill and qualifications needed:

Required: Ability to communicate and work with the public, Ability to setup and conduct oral history interviews. Knowledge of the topics and park areas that are the subjects of the interview. Skill in the use of tape recording devices, typing skill, and computer experience.

Desired: Previous experience in working with the public; knowledge of the park and its history.

Supervision:

Cultural Resource Specialist or Environmental Education Specialist

Did You Know?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.