Experienced Paleographers/Archivists Required for Italian and Latin Transcription Project

Location: Japan

Department: Short-Term Projects

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced


Gengo is urgently seeking qualified paleographers/archivists to act as Project Specialists for a transcription project of Italian/Latin documents dating from the 16th century onwards. Work to begin ASAP and continue through mid-late September. Ideal commitment is 5+ hours per day, negotiable depending on candidate availability. This is an online (remote) position. 


As a project specialist, you will lead a team of 2-4 junior transcribers, in addition do doing transcription work yourself. Duties include:

  • Assessing the difficulty level of and required time to transcribe documents
  • Assigning documents to junior transcribers based on document difficulty level and transcriber ability
  • Responding to questions from junior transcribers
  • Transcribing documents that junior transcribers do not have the skill to transcribe

Required qualifications/skills

Please note that we do not accept applications from candidates without the below qualifications:

  • Graduate-level (masters, PhD) qualification in paleography/archival studies
  • Professional experience transcribing historical documents in Latin/Italian 
  • Native level Italian
  • Strong Latin skills
  • Ability to read guidelines and instructions in English 

Preferred qualifications/skills

  • Knowledge of Sicilian dialects and/or history


Payment is 25 - 35 USD per hour worked, depending on skill level and qualifications


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