Web Site Assistant
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 Web site relating to archaeology and the human cultural heritage, with annual traffic around a million page views. ALI also produces The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, an annual cultural event in downtown Eugene. We currently work out of a home office and are looking to move into commercial office space. 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.
Hourly Commitment: At least 5 hours per week.
Job Purpose: To assist our Web Site Administrator in the maintenance and development of our Web site through the use of a content management system (Joomla) and other software.
Description: TAC is one of the most popular archaeology-related Web sites, 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 Web Site Administrator has been covering this area, but the task is big and we want to move ahead faster with TAC development. Our Web Site 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 Web site, 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 the day-to-day tasks so that you can take them on yourself with confidence. Specifically, the ideal applicant will have experience in the following: Windows Server 2003, PHP, MySQL, CSS/HTML, and Joomla. Must be local.
To Apply: Contact Dr. Richard Pettigrew by telephone (345-5538) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). A resume is required.
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.