Social Media Specialist
Archaeological Legacy Institute
Background: Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Eugene. Our streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (TAC: www.archaeologychannel.org), has become the world’s most popular archaeology Web site, with annual traffic of about 7 million page views. For several years now, much of our social media communication has been done by volunteers. Continuing growth of our enterprise requires continuity among our dedicated staff of media specialists focusing on internet social media. We seek several volunteers to form the nucleus of such a staff.
Hourly Commitment: at least 1 hour per week, more if possible.
Job Purpose: To maintain and expand our on-line social media communications.
1. Carry out the formulatiomn and uploading of social media files using existing equipment and methods, to maintain ALI’s current rate of expansion of TAC programming.
2. Explore ways to improve on currently used methods of social media communication through research into best practices of the streaming media industry.
3. Maintain close coordination with our Executive Director in person and via e-mail and telephone in the conduct of social media communication tasks.
Experience with social media. However, we will train, so vast knowledge in these areas is not required.
Deadline: Our social media outlets are updated daily, so please respond ASAP.
About Archaeological Legacy Institute
4147 E. Amazon Dr., Eugene, OR 97405, US
In recognition that the archaeological record is the legacy of all human beings, the Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is founded to bring the benefits of archaeology to a wider constituency. Its mission is to develop ways to make archaeology more effective both in gathering important information about past human lifeways and in delivering that information to the public and the profession. A fundamental postulate is that archaeology has important messages to deliver accurately and completely to the people of our planet about our origins and development as a species, and that among these messages are those about mistakes we have made in the past and must not make in the future. In essence, ALI is devoted to archaeological research and its contributions to science and to humanity. In the furtherance of this mission, ALI, its associates, and its employees adhere to the Principles of Archaeological Ethics promulgated by the Society for American Archaeology.
ALI is dedicated to telling the story of humanity as revealed by archaeology and indigenous peoples. We largely employ the Internet to accomplish our goals, principally through The Archaeology Channel, our streaming video website at www.archaeologychannel.org. ALI was founded in late 1999. We have a very small paid staff, but we do have a dedicated group of volunteers who believe in our vision of sharing archaeological knowledge for the good of humanity. Our website is designed to be a tool for teachers and students as well as the general public, all over the world.