'Inspire' Social Media Campaign Team Leader: Summer 2023

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SASA 'Inspire’ Social Media Campaign

Summer 2023

SASA is looking for a volunteer Team Leader to lead the development of the second iteration of our 'Inspire’ Social Media Campaign over Summer 2023!

Position Description:

This is a volunteer (unpaid) position to manage a team of interns and volunteers to research, write, and create 70 social media posts on different Ancient Studies topics for the 2022 edition of our popular SASA Inspire Social Media Campaign, to be posted over the course of 9/1/2023 - 8/31/2024.

SASA’s Inspire Campaign is an annual, year-long social media campaign of posts in several categories of interesting Ancient Studies topics. Categories include Ancient Wisdom, What’s That Artifact, Ancient FanFiction, "Modern" Words, Ancient Roots, Deities, Demigods & Demons, and more! These posts are geared toward the general public and contain factually accurate information, presented in an interesting and engaging style, in order to promote the wealth of knowledge in Ancient Studies.

The duration of this position is primarily 5/1/2023 - 9/7/2023 , with some meetings required before and after that time period. Expected work hours are 10-15 hours per week. All meetings take place via video call and all work is done remotely.

Thi s position is most well-suited to an advanced PhD Student, Candidate, or Early Career Scholar in an Ancient Studies field who wants to actively pursue public outreach. People with teaching/research experience who are currently not affiliated with a university are also welcome to apply. In addition, like other SASA Team Leaders, the 'Inspire’ Social Media Campaign Team Leader will participate in monthly Team Leader Meetings and work in concert with other Teams and their Leaders as necessary.

Responsibilities :

  • Managing the Inspire Campaign Team
  • Running weekly Team meetings
  • Assigning tasks for volunteers and interns on the Team
  • Guiding the Team on how to do proper research, write and edit captivating posts, choose interesting and innovative topics
  • Recruiting mentors for interns
  • Attending monthly Team Leader meetings
  • Ensuring the accuracy and quality of social media posts
  • Other duties as assigned

Necessary skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Excellent organizational, planning, research, and writing abilities
  • Ancient Studies knowledge
  • Management experience and professional communications experience, including social media, mass email, website, and video production, are big pluses.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to aarcisz@saveancientstudies.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About SASA

SASA is a non-profit organization, tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3). SASA's mission is to counter the downward trend in Ancient Studies fields in academia, by (1) uniting graduate students to (2) engage students by guiding the widespread American interest in ancient times toward Ancient Studies, to (3) facilitate ease of access to studying the ancient world, and to (4) support and reimagine scholarship as a lifelong pursuit for those who work as professionals in other areas after receiving their PhDs.

At this time, all positions with SASA are unpaid, including management, volunteers, and interns, except for some few positions on grant funded projects. Since work for SASA is all done remotely, we take a proactive approach to supporting our volunteers and interns. Our goal is that internships with SASA are mutually beneficial, such that volunteers help work on various SASA projects and gain experience in multiple areas, learn skills, gain knowledge, and build connections with numerous people in Ancient Studies and the nonprofit world. Interns work alongside volunteers with more experience and under the guidance of our Team Leaders and the Director. Our work atmosphere is exploratory and collaborative. We all enjoy the company of people who have varied backgrounds and interests of all ages, and who are passionate in their pursuits.

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Mission Statement

The Save Ancient Studies Alliance mission is to reverse the current downward trend in the study of Ancient Studies (AS). Unchecked, this trend will lead to the abandonment of AS at colleges and universities across the USA within the next 30 years, except for some few elite and religious schools. However, there is immense value in AS, particularly as a gateway to empathetic understanding of other cultures and people, past and present. By building a grassroots movement emphasizing outreach, collaboration, accessibility, and public scholarship, we are inspiring an inclusive, flourishing community of learners and students. This will Save Ancient Studies.


SASA targets individuals of all ages interested in the field of Ancient Studies and seeks to enable them to pursue their dreams and passions, no matter what their background is. We seek to bring together professionals, amateurs, students, and unaffiliated members of the wider public to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the ancient world and its pervasive influence on the present.

To accomplish our mission, our planned and ongoing projects for the next year include the following: Raising awareness of AS among high school and undergraduate students through our social media effort "Inspire Campaign"; Providing online content and tools to enable easier access to formal and informal study of the ancient world through our Live Events and Reading Groups; Developing a re-imagined, inclusive scholarly community by providing access to knowledge and learning for under-privileged groups through our Access Database and Virtual Conference; Recruiting AS students, professionals, and enthusiasts as collaborators.


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