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JOB: Facilitator, San Francisco StoryBooth/StoryCorps

>> Facilitator, San Francisco StoryBooth
>> Position Overview:
>> StoryCorps’ mission is to instruct and inspire people to record
>> one another’s stories in sound. Facilitators are the public face
>> of StoryCorps, and work to carry out this mission.
>> StoryBooths are permanent or semi-permanent structures StoryCorps
>> builds as public recording spaces integrated into the communities
>> in which they are sited. These booths are designed to create a
>> safe and welcoming space for participants to record interviews.
>> StoryCorps Facilitators orient these participants to the interview
>> process and handle all technical and administrative aspects of
>> these recordings. They also log each interview, prompt
>> participants when necessary, and occasionally take on the role of
>> the interviewer if a participant arrives alone. Facilitators are
>> responsible for data entry, archiving, reporting, and other tasks
>> necessary to the preservation of interviews and upkeep of the
>> recording space and equipment. When not conducting interviews,
>> facilitators perform a variety of tasks to support their
>> department and StoryCorps as a whole, such as recruiting
>> participants from the community and organizing community listening
>> events.
>> The San Francisco StoryBooth is sponsored by and located in the
>> Contemporary Jewish Museum. Since its founding in 1984, the
>> Contemporary Jewish Museum has presented over 100 exhibitions and
>> programs on Jewish culture, art, history, and ideas to audiences
>> of all ages and backgrounds. For more than twenty years, the CJM
>> has provided a forum for people to gather and share multiple
>> perspectives, fostering cross-cultural understanding through
>> dialogue and engagement with art. The CJM is a private, not-for-
>> profit institution supported by members, foundation support, and
>> admission revenues. On June 8, 2008, the CJM opened its new,
>> landmark location at 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA.
>> StoryCorps facilitators will receive training and work in San
>> Francisco. The StoryBooth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is
>> open for interviews two days per week; anticipated hours for this
>> position are 20 hours per week. This is a temporary position, with
>> an assignment length of one year.
>> Essential Duties and Responsibilites:
>> Welcome participants; guide them through the interview experience
>> Conduct interviews with solo participants
>> Handle all technical aspects of making the recordings
>> Provide the participants with a CD copy of their interview
>> Perform data entry and archival processing tasks to ensure
>> preservation of interviews and an accurate record the day’s activity
>> Identify tape from interviews to be considered for broadcast
>> Solicit donations from participants; accurately process and record
>> transactions
>> Regularly communicate with supervisors to ensure the effective
>> operations of all tiers of service
>> Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
>> Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills
>> Solid organization skills and attention to detail
>> Fluency in a language other than English a plus
>> Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and File Maker Pro;
>> Mac proficiency preferred
>> High school diploma or equivalency required; 2 or 4 year college
>> degree preferred
>> Experience in oral history or documentary work a plus
>> Familiarity with the Bay Area strongly preferred
>> Please instruct interested applicants to visit our website for the
>> full application instructions:
>> employment-opportunities. Applicants will need to attach cover
>> letter and resume to an email to Any
>> questions about the position can also be directed to this address.