News: UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research needs Oral History Interview - Deadline: September 22, 2017

August 28, 2017 - 9:15am

The UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research is looking to hire an interviewer to work 8 to 10 hours a week on an oral history project documenting leaders and organizations in the Central American community in Los Angeles, with a particular focus on the 1980s. The interviewer will work in consultation with the head of the Center for Oral History Research to identify and make contacts with potential interviewees; do background research in relevant primary and secondary materials; conduct multi-session oral history interviews; and draw up timed logs, names lists, and other supplementary materials.


Prospective interviewers should be involved in the Central American community and have a strong knowledge of the history of Central American immigration to the U.S. and of the issues facing Central American communities since the 1980s. In addition, they should have completed graduate-level coursework in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, social work, public policy, education, or a related discipline and should be fluent in both English and Spanish. Previous interviewing experience is preferred but not required.


Anyone interested in the position should submit a brief email describing their qualifications, along with a CV, to Teresa Barnett Questions can be directed to that e-mail address or to 310-206-2454. The application deadline is September 22, 2017.



Teresa Barnett


Center for Oral History Research

UCLA Library