Seeking voice talent for a museum project

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Seeking voice talent for a museum project 
Documentary company seeks voice talent for a museum project that includes a significant amount of first person testimony from the Civil War era (gleaned from letters, diaries, news articles, etc.).

If you’ve watched or heard Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary, with its many first-person excerpts read aloud, you have a sense of the style of delivery: honest, conversational, not overly dramatic or showy but warm and full of emotion, paying attention to the language and where emphasis should fall in each sentence, letting the words breath, and making it sound as if the person speaking is across the room or even inside one’s head. Our uppermost goal is to make these voices from the past sound like real people talking to us today.

Sarah Broadhead
Sarah Broadhead was a 30-year-old educated white woman from Maryland who lived in Gettysburg during the great Civil War battle. After the battle she became a volunteer nurse, tending to men who were often horribly wounded. We want her words to be poignant and affecting, tinged with emotion and sorrow, but not over-the-top or theatrical.

You must be able to record and deliver professional quality reads. A sample excerpt to record is below. The excerpts are short (most are in the range of 150-300 words), and depending on the number of lines, we are offering $75-150 per role.

If interested, please submit a sample by Friday Sept. 21. 
2012-09-17 14:15:43 GMT
2012-09-21 09:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 75 to USD 0
150-300 words
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Female
• Audio files must be delivered via email AND
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***custom demo required*** 
“Can we endure the spectacle of hundreds of men wounded in every conceivable manner, some in the head and limbs, here an arm off and there a leg, and just inside a poor fellow with both legs shot away, sacrificing everything for us….

“I am becoming more used to sights of misery. We do not know until tried what we are capable of. It is dreadful to behold, and, to add to the misery, no food has been served for several days. The little we have will not go far with so many. What can we do?”
Sarah Broadhead 
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