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Re: Remuneration for conducting oral history workshop

It does depend who you're working for and how long the training will be, but these workshops can and need to be much higher than $100. If it's lower, it might as well be free so you get credit for volunteering. If there's a real budget, try $500. Think about creating an hourly and daily rate for yourself. It would be nice to have standard rates so we don't undercut one another.
Carrie Kline, Talking Across the Lines, www.folktalk.org

Re: Remuneration for conducting oral history workshop

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.

Remuneration for conducting oral history workshop

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. 

Much appreciation,

Maria Abunnasr, PhD

Independent scholar and consultant

January Episode - Amplified Oklahoma Podcast

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.

Online Introduction to Oral History Workshop - Baylor University

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.