ALI has numerous opportunities for 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 employees, depending upon their productivity and effectiveness.
Thank you for your interest! Our current Volunteer Position Openings are below.
About Us: Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. Our streaming-media website and chief project, The Archaeology Channel (TAC), launched 14 years ago, has become one of the world’s most popular websites relating to archaeology and the human cultural heritage, with annual traffic exceeding one million page views. 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. TAC Festival is the only juried international film competition for our genre in the Western Hemisphere and attracts participation from all over the world. In 2010, ALI launched its first cable TV programming distributed over a growing nationwide network of stations.
Our Volunteers: ALI, TAC, and our other programs could not operate without the generosity and hard work of our volunteers, to whom we express our heartfelt gratitude. Dozens of them are helping us in one way or another, both locally (Eugene, Oregon) and around the world. Through their excitement and their contributions, these unselfish and skilled individuals make it possible for us to share with all the benefits of archaeology and the diverse perspectives of cultures around the world.
Volunteer Position Openings
Volunteer Position: Web Site Assistant
Title: Website Assistant
Location: Local at first, possible remote after intinal start period.
Hourly Commitment: At least 5 hours per week.
Job Purpose: To assist our Website Administrator in the maintenance and development of our website through the use of a content management system (Joomla) and other software.
Description: TAC is one of the most popular archaeology-related websites, featuring video and audio streaming, a large body of content, and other functions. We currently are maintaining TAC through the use of Joomla, a commonly used content management system (CMS). Thus far, our Website Administrator has been covering this area, but the task is big and we want to move ahead faster with TAC development. Our Website Assistant will be responsible for a variety of diverse tasks in maintaining and updating the site. This is a chance to help accelerate the progress of a dynamic and growing nonprofit enterprise. You will be joining a dynamic and innovative team on a mission to create a unique media organization with worldwide influence. Your help here will have a direct impact on ALI's productivity and ability to pursue its public mission. And the experience you gain will be directly transferable to other technical positions you may seek in the future.
Key Responsibilities: Upkeep of our website, troubleshooting, and technical and creative input on its content and functionality.
Requirements: We prefer people who have interest and experience in CMS (especially Joomla) operation and management. The more experience in this area the better, of course. We will train you in day-to-day tasks so that you can take them on with confidence. Specifically, the ideal applicant will have experience in the following: Windows Server 2003, PHP, MySQL, CSS/HTML, and Joomla.
Volunteer Position: Publicity Specialist
Title: Publicity Specialist
Location: Local or online
Hourly Commitment: At least 5–10 hours per week.
Job Purpose: Work with our Publicity Coordinator to get our message and image out to the public through publicity via all available Internet and media channels in order to 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. However, until recently we were seriously understaffed, which means that our people were focused mostly on content development and distribution, fund-raising and other essential work and weren’t able to devote adequate time to informing the public about our activities and accomplishments. Now we have developed a Publicity Team concentrating specifically on publicity and translating our mission-related activities, programs and prospects into exciting messages regularly transmitted to the public through a wide variety of modes and channels.
Here is your chance to help build and secure the promotional base 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 technical positions you may seek in the future.
Key Responsibilities: The Publicity Specialist will work with our Publicity Coordinator to develop and distribute news content about us and our programs through our Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter pages, ArchaeoSeek (our own social media site), YouTube, our newsletter, TAC itself, press releases, listservs, and other outlets. The Publicity Specialist will help create a publicity program designed to excite the public about ALI and what we do and to grow in impact and effectiveness as time passes.
Requirements: This job requires people who have strong interest and ability in media and events promotion and publicity. We are looking for people with knowledge in these or related areas, like advertising and marketing. 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 delivery.
Volunteer Position: Office Assistant
Title: Office Assistant
Hourly Commitment: At least 10 hours per week, or less if it is to our advantage.
Job Purpose: To guide and manage daily office functions and activities through the application of standard efficient office management practices.
Description: Productivity in our office is hindered when our Executive Director and our Administrative Assistant are called upon to handle routine office tasks such as filing, bill paying, bookkeeping, correspondence, and so forth while also trying to develop and manage programs and raise funds! We need more office help beyond our existing Office Manager. Our office assistants help improve and maintain the office infrastructure to support the activities of the others who work here. This is a chance to help accelerate the progress of a dynamic and growing nonprofit enterprise. You will be joining an innovative team on a mission to create a unique media organization with worldwide influence. Your help will have a direct impact on ALI's productivity and ability to pursue its public mission. And the experience you gain will be directly transferable to other office positions you may seek in the future.
Key Responsibilities: Filing, bill paying, bookkeeping, correspondence, answering the phone, scheduling, data management, research, and special assignments as needed.
Requirements: We do prefer people who have interest and some experience in office management. The more experience in office work the better. A mature person looking to apply experience to make a difference and excited about our innovative programs would be ideal. We will train you in day-to-day tasks so that you can take them on with confidence.