Archaeological Legacy Institute
Title: Listserv Specialist
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 20 years ago, has become one of the world’s most popular Web sites relating to archaeology and the human cultural heritage, with annual traffic of nearly a million page views. TAC is an 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 Festival, which screens films 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. In 2017 we launched our TAC Tours program, with destinations around the world. 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 and Venue: Approximately 2-5 hours per week, at any location.
Job Purpose: To improve our ability to communicate with target audiences. We frequently share information and make announcements via listservs, so we need someone to assist with this activity.
Description: Our listserv specialists deliver our announcements and information via multiple listservs to selected groups of recipients.
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.
Key Responsibilities: The Listserv Specialist will team with our existing listserv crew to deliver messages via listservs; expand our index of listserve Web sites on archaeology, education, and related subjects; serve as conduit for ALI information to listservs; and monitor listservs 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 listservs 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 outreach.
To Apply: Contact Dr. Richard Pettigrew by telephone (541-345-5538) 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.