Freelance oral history work
I am doing my first paid freelance oral history project (as opposed to as an employee or as a sucker who did it for free) and need a bit of a reality check on what my contract/scope of work should look like.
And THANK YOU to the folks who wrote the Independent Practitioners Toolkit -- it was super helpful in thinking this through.
This project is for a nonprofit (not a library, museum or archive) that is commemorating an anniversary. There will be 5-8 interviews. My contract/scope of work is really just a one-page document that says I will interview these people and deliver digital files and transcripts by a particular date. I then have a timeline that chunks the various tasks out by who is going to do them and due dates (setting up interviews, pre-interviews, transcription, audit-editing, etc. etc.). And then what my fee is, plus mileage, and when payment is due.
I know that in theory I should also have something about usage and ownership/crediting, but this particular project is really going to just be for their internal use -- and is going to use their own legal forms -- so I don't know what I would say.
Does this sound reasonable?
Thanks in advance!!