Archaeological Legacy Institute is announcing two volunteer position
openings, both which can be filled off site, via email! Here is your
chance to get involved with the creative heart of a dynamic and
growing enterprise. Your help here will have a direct impact on ALI's
productivity and ability to pursue its public mission. The experience
you gain will be directly transferable to other positions you may seek
in the future.
Background: Archaeological Legacy Institute is a tax-exempt nonprofit
organization based in Eugene, Oregon. Our streaming-media Web site
and chief project, The Archaeology Channel(www.archaeologychannel.org;
TAC), launched 12 years ago, has become one of the world?s most
popular Web sites relating to archaeology and the human cultural
heritage, with annual traffic in the millions of page views. We now
are rebuilding TAC as an even more attractive, content-filled,
dynamic, and interactive platform for our programming, services and
information. A closely-related spinoff of TAC is The Archaeology
Channel International Film and Video Festival, produced each spring at
the Shedd Institute, in downtown Eugene, Oregon. In 2010, ALI
launched its first cable TV programming distributed over a growing
nationwide network of stations. Our most popular program is the Audio
News from Archaeologica, our weekly radio-style show summarizing the
top archaeology and cultural heritage research stories from around the
world and distributed on TAC and by podcast to a loyal audience in the
hundreds of thousands. ALI has numerous opportunities for unlimited
growth as an Internet media and public outreach organization and needs
to expand its volunteer work force in order to take advantage of these
opportunities. Some of our volunteers may become our employees,
depending upon their productivity and effectiveness.
Position 1: Script Editor
Hourly Commitment: Approximately two hours per week.
Job Purpose: To help our Audio News from Archaeologica team generate
professionally well written scripts. This work helps us get our
message and image out to the public and thereby effectively raise
public awareness of who we are, what we do and why they should care.
Description: Because of its long history, its accumulated experience
and vast worldwide network and its ambitious vision, ALI is destined
to become an influential participant in the world of media. In a
continuing effort to improve our programming, we need a dedicated
volunteer to supplement our existing Audio News editing staff to
spread the task load for this program that has been produced weekly
without a break for the past 11 years. You will be part of a team of
11 special people currently coordinating their efforts to make this
Key Responsibilities: The Script Editor will receive draft scripts by
e-mail on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings to edit. The editing
chore often goes beyond simple copy editing, involving rewriting and
checking sources. The end product is a script that is delivered by
e-mail to ALI?s production office, where it is processed further
before being read and recorded.
Requirements: This job requires people who have strong interest and
demonstrated ability in writing and text editing. We are looking for
people who grasp the nuances of the English language and have close
attention to detail, not only in terms of words, but also in terms of
meaning and expression. The ideal person also will have some
background and knowledge relating to archaeology and history. We
expect some measure of on-the-job learning and training, but we want
to find people who can take us to the next level of competence and
productivity as we move further into the world of digital media
Position 2: Listserve Coordinator
Hourly Commitment: Approximately 2-5 hours per week.
Job Purpose: To improve our ability to communicate with target
audiences. We frequently share information and make announcements via
listserves, so we need someone to take charge of this activity.
Description: Our Listserve Coordinator delivers our announcements and
information via multiple listserves to selected groups of recipients.
Key Responsibilities: The Listserve Coordiniator will expand our index
of listserve Web sites on archaeology, education, and related
subjects; serve as conduit for ALI information to listserves; and
monitor listserves for information useful to ALI.
Requirements: This job requires people with computer and
communication skills as well as familiarity and experience with the
World Wide Web. Ideal attributes include familiarity with listserves
and a background in archaeology and anthropology. We expect some
measure of on-the-job learning and training, but we want to find
people who can take us to the next level of competence and
productivity as we move still more actively into the world of public
TO APPLY: Contact Dr. Richard Pettigrew by telephone (541-345-5538) or
e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). A resume is required.