Oregon Folklife Network Seeks Two Contract Fieldworkers
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pending final funding notification, the Oregon Folklife
Network seeks to hire two professional folklorists to conduct a folklife
field survey and documentation of traditions in the
greater Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon. This very rural, 11,961
square-mile region includes Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Sherman, Gilliam,
Morrow, and Umatilla counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm
Springs and the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla.
Fieldwork regions will be divided
up based on the experience and backgrounds of the folklorists selected.
Fieldworkers will document regional and occupational folklore such as ranching,
rodeo, logging, mining, hunting, railroad, farming, fishing and waterways traditions.
As well, they will explore the heritage of Native (Warm Springs, Wasco,
Umatilla, Northern Paiute, Cayuse, Wala Wala); Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Hawai’ian); Latino (Mexican); European
(English, German, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish); and African American residents
including but not limited to their foodways,
music, crafts, storytelling, and other relevant traditional expressions.
For more information, see the AFS Career Center at http://www.afsnet.org/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=195673.