EXARC has several vacancies, listed below. Let us know if you are interested in any of these options, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time!
You are welcome no matter how much or little time you have, you do not commit yourself for any longer than you wish. Most of the work you can do from home, but of course we offer the chance to be in close contact with the rest of the EXARC Team.
It is nice if you have affinity with museums, but you do not need to have much more than that. As a volunteer you work in a very international environment with us. This is a good opportunity to improve either your English or your Dutch.
Volunteer Job: Scout Team for Experiments and Museums
Do you speak a language we do not know? I am sure you do. Are you active in an area with only few EXARC members? Probably. Can you help us finding people and organisations working with experimental archaeology worldwide, and also for what we call archaeological open-air museums? Also we would like to hear about great living history associations and expert ancient technology craftspeople, with a good link to the archaeological past.
Become an EXARC scout and help us expanding our network, and help new people to link with others worldwide.
Volunteer Position: Digital Collections Assistants
EXARC is committed to preserving and sharing experimental and experiential knowledge. The Experimental Archaeology Collection in tDAR is such a place. The collection currently consists of 12,000 bibliographical citations, but we are eager to add openly accessible publications and experimental data.
For that we need help. Collection Assistants would:
- Receive data management and digital curation training,
- Add descriptive data (and possibly files) to existing records in the collection in tDAR
- Add new records to the tDAR Collection
There may also be opportunities to work on other documentation and digital curation projects related to the volunteers’ interests.
Volunteer Job: International University Network Assistant
We have a simple overview with 100 universities of universities worldwide working with experimental archaeology, either in research or in education. Not all of these are EXARC member. About 40 of these are already on our Google map of higher education centres.
For each of the rest of these we need a short text and a photo, explaining what they do about experimental archaeology. Sometimes the universities write a story themselves, but usually we prepare something and ask them to agree. Also, there may be more such higher education centres out there, can you help finding those?
Volunteer Job: Social Media Team Strategist
EXARC needs a social media strategy with clear objectives. For example: is our main purpose to expand the number of EXARC members? Or increase social media followers? Promote our seminars and conferences? What is the most suitable communication strategy on different social channels?
We need somebody who identifies the objectives and best strategy to pursue it, and to monitor the results. The Strategist helps steering the Team together with the Social Media Team Coordinator. We use social media planner tools as well as team software so all people have the overview.
Volunteer Job: Social Media Content Manager
EXARC has an enormous number of resources to publish and monitor, will you the one in our team who only deals with this? How do we find and choose the contents to spread on the EXARC channels? Can we use hashtags to remain updated, do we control of sector news, monitoring of activities on the calendar, checking out our members? Of course you will have access to the large number of contacts EXARC already has. We can use Google Alerts, Spidwit, Mention, and others.
Volunteer Job: Twitter Team Member
@exarc_net started in 2001. It is following 3,880 accounts and has 2,901 followers. We tweeted over 8,000 times.
Twitter is perfect for its speed of use and great versatility, as well as the possibility of reaching a wider and more diversified audience, both in terms of age and interests (compared to other social networks). For EXARC it is useful to share all news about new publications, new members, new activities, seminars, conferences, webinars and much more.
Will you coordinate our Twitter activity? You will be able to respond quickly to the (EXARC and real) world around you; able to improvise with the EXARC spirit in mind.
Volunteer Job: LinkedIn Manager
Absolutely necessary for networking and promoting EXARCs specific sectors' activities, still little used by EXARC but with an enormous potential to exploit. Our EXARC LinkedIn page has 150 subscribers, our archaeological open-air museum group 650 and in experimental archaeology we count almost 3,000 people.
Are you a LinkedIn savvy and willing to extend our presence and activity there? Do you feel well in the world of heritage professionals? You will work closely together with our Social Media Content Manager and Strategist. This is your chance to set new goals for EXARC in this professional network.