Oregon Folklife Network is hiring!

2 Contract Fieldworker Positions Starting July, 2013

The Oregon Folklife Network seeks to hire two professional folklorists to conduct folklife field surveys and documentation of traditions in the southern Oregon counties of Malheur, Harney, Lake, and Klamath (fieldwork regions will be divided up based on the experience and backgrounds of the folklorists selected). Work for this project may begin any time after July 15, 2013 but must be completed by June 30, 2014 (including all paperwork). Fieldwork days need not be consecutive, and, in fact, two field trips would be ideal.

The successful applicant should have an MA and/or Ph.D. in folklore or related discipline, such as cultural anthropology or ethnomusicology, and at least 5 years’ experience in public folklore and folklife documentation. Qualified applicants must have access to, experience with, and technical competence with digital equipment (camera, audio recorder, computer/laptop).

Applicants must supply: a cover letter detailing qualifications and experience and proposed plans for how the applicant will conduct the work for this project, a c.v., three relevant reference letters, and representative work samples of recorded interviews, photography, field notes, and professional writing (online and/or digital work samples are welcome and preferred).

Send applications to: Folklife Survey, Oregon Folklife Network, 242 Knight Library, 6204 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97503; or as a PDF email attachment to riki@uoregon.edu (please put FOLKLIFE SURVEY in the subject line). Applications must be received at the OFN by June 3, 2013. This is NOT a postmark deadline.

For further information, please contact Riki Saltzman at 541/346-3820 or riki@uoregon.edu.

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