Community Notetakers Recruitment


Rolling Recruitment

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Minimum Requirements

* Typing speed of 80 words per minute

* Passion to work with the Deaf

About the Notetaking Team

The term ‘Community Notetakers’ refers to our pool of notetakers who take assignments on an ad hoc basis with honorarium. Notetakers play a vital role in helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students gain equal access to information in schools. It is necessary for notetakers to be good at processing new information at a fast pace, to be tech savvy and capable of maintaining a high degree of concentration while typing at a good steady speed.

Knowledge of sign language is beneficial but not required.

This is partly because some deaf and hard-of-hearing clients who use the notetaking service do not use sign language.

We welcome applicants with educational and work backgrounds in any disciplines.

Notetakers are mostly assigned to classrooms and lecture theatres at various educational institutions. They must be comfortable interacting with students and working adults in such settings, and be conscious not to interrupt the lesson flow.

Pre-Training Assessment

All applicants who are interested to join our Community Notetaker team must submit an online application. After their application has been processed, applicants will be directed to an online self-assessment exercise that will allow the Staff Notetaker team to assess the fundamental skills of notetaking. Applicants will then undergo a brief online interview with a member of the Staff Notetaker team, where they can learn more about the notetaking role, ask and clarify any doubts. This assessment process will help the team better match notetakers to clients with different learning profiles and needs.

After the online interview, applicants will be directed to attend training sessions at SADeaf.

Training Schedules

We are recruiting Community Notetakers on a rolling basis and thus do not have a fixed training schedule. We are open to arranging individual training dates with applicants according to their availability. Our standard training programme involves two 3-hour sessions in the weekdays, typically in the following time slots: 9.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 5pm, 7pm – 10pm.

Allocation of Notetaking Assignments

Upon the successful completion of the notetaker training, you will join our team of Community Notetakers and gain access to an online assignment portal. From there, you will be able to indicate your interest in undertaking certain assignments and you will be allocated accordingly subject to the availability of other notetakers, your background knowledge of the subject matter, client’s preference etc.

Priority is given to Notetakers who can take up recurring classes tied to the same client. This way, the Notetaker will be able to gain knowledge on the subject matter and can consequently provide the notetaking service more effectively.


The duration of an assignment typically ranges from 1 hour to 3 hours, with some exceeding 4 hours. Notetakers receive an honorarium of $30 per hour for online assignments, and $15 for each further block of 30 minutes of service or part thereof. For onsite assignments, the honorarium is $40 for the first hour, and $15 for each further block of 30 minutes or part thereof.

If you are interested to join our team of Community Notetakers, please apply online here!

After sending in your application, please look out for a follow-up email from our Staff Notetaker team.

If you have any queries, please email us.

Thank you and we hope to see you on our team!


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