Focus Group Transcription Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 19, 2016 - Sun Oct 30, 2016


10 West 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55102


This project is part of a Museum-wide initiative to practice deeper listening with our audience and stakeholders. In this project, we are hosting three focus groups with parenting adults in the Twin Cities: one with the Museum’s current core demographic, one with Hmong adults, and one with African American adults. The purpose of the focus groups is to gather feedback on the Museum’s "Delighting Adults" strategies in the new Forces at Play gallery (opening August 2016). One of the strategies at the core of Delighting Adults is recognizing their interests and inspiring them to play and explore. The feedback and insights gained through these sessions will inform the strategies used in the other new galleries, as well as projects in the future.


The Transciption Volunteer is responsible for attending the focus groups, recording the discussions, and taking notes. They will then review and transcribe the recordings. These transcripts will be shared with the project team in Microsoft Word format.

  • Ability to operate and monitor digital recording device
  • Experience transcribing conversations
  • Confidence in both written and oral communication
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to follow oral instructs and ask for assistance and additional explanation as necessary
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal supervision

Training Provided
  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Other assignment related training

Knowledge, Skills and Experience You Can Gain

  • Build portfolio of professional quality work samples
  • Experience working in a large non-profit
  • Develop or expand knowledge of data analysis
  • Expand professional network
Other Benefits
  • Four Museum passes give upon project completion
  • Parking vouchers and Metro Transit passes when volunteering onsite
  • Letters of reference and recommendations available upon request

Desired Time Commitment

This is a flexible volunteer role requiring some remote and some scheduled work. The volunteer must be able to attend focus group sessions which will be held on weekends and return transcriptions within one week of the focus group. Timeline may be altered with advanced communication.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend focus group, return transcription in 7 days
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