Hello- I can't speak to prep time but workshop fees are generally market driven. If there's a great demand you can charge a higher fee. I've seen daily rates as high as $100 and as low as free. Depending on the focus of your workshop, your audience may be largely students, volunteers, and employees of non profit organizations with limited budgets. That means that those most interested may have to pay for the workshop themselves and be of limited means. If your goal is to have a lot of attendance, then a very low fee is best.
Dear Fellow Scholars,
Recently I was asked to conduct an oral history training workshop. In the past several years, I've conducted 100s of oral histories, have many years of secondary school teaching experience, and a PhD in History (Public and Oral History emphasis). I would be grateful to anyone who could provide me with some references or pointers on renumeration fees for the workshop itself (daily rate if possible) and the preparation time before hand.
Maria Abunnasr, PhD
Independent scholar and consultant
A new episode of Amplified Oklahoma is now available. This month, we’re taking a look at American folk dances. We’ll hear oral history interview excerpts with centenarian Jimmy Ray and former square dance caller Donald Banks. In addition, Dr. Louise Siddons from OSU's Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History sits down with us to talk about contra dancing.
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, "Getting Started with Oral History." The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in February—February 8 and 15, from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 1:00 p.m. CDT. You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via a free Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing interface.