A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Background: AntiquityNOW is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, online organization incorporated in New York, NY. The mission of AntiquityNOW is to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage by demonstrating how antiquity’s legacy influences and shapes our lives today and for generations to come. The goal of AntiquityNOW is to illustrate that humankind’s commonalities are stronger than its differences, and to share this knowledge to promote mutual understanding, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among our global family. AntiquityNOW carries out its mission through public engagement, educational programs and advocacy on behalf of our collective world heritage. Our blogs for adults and children, educational curricula, arts activities, international children’s film and video festival, and special projects provide an immersive experience into ancient cultures and illuminate how these legacies still inform our lives today. Our curricula are popular with teachers and are designed to follow the National Council on the Social Studies educational guidelines in the US. AntiquityNOW is committed to bringing the past alive in an exciting, enriching and thoroughly fun way. We are growing, garnering much attention in national and international communities, and looking for the right volunteers to share their talents, skills and enthusiasm in our important work.
Job Purpose: To provide for current and future AntiquityNOW programs by developing a fundraising plan and overseeing all aspects of its operations.
Description: Working with our savvy AntiquityNOW team, the Fundraising Coordinator will determine program needs and create appropriate measures to operationalize a comprehensive fundraising plan. Duties will include: devising effective and strong messaging; creating events and opportunities around programs; researching, identifying and contacting prospective donors; maintaining donor records; writing fundraising and marketing materials; selecting optimum fundraising avenues, including use of social media, outreach to special interest and professional groups, etc.; evaluating outcomes of fundraising efforts; and ensuring that all legal reporting is accurate and timely.
This position is your chance to become intricately involved in the growth of a dynamic, unique enterprise. What you contribute will allow AntiquityNOW to pursue its important global mission. And equally important, the experience you gain will be directly transferrable to other career opportunities you may seek.
Requirements: Volunteers should be knowledgeable in fundraising, particularly in a social media environment, demonstrate strong writing and communications skills, and have experience and/or an awareness of and interest in archaeology/cultural studies/education. Ideal attributes include experience producing online content, fundraising plans and marketing materials, and familiarity with, or the willingness to learn, about the world of educators, archaeologists, museum professionals and others in cultural and heritage preservation fields. In particular, we are looking for a person who can devise a fundraising plan that addresses the question, “Why should I care about cultural heritage in general, and why should I contribute to AntiquityNOW in particular?”
We are looking for a person who can work independently yet be comfortable collaborating with a strong team of professionals who are fiercely competent and revere a good sense of humor. We expect some measure of on-the-job learning and training, but we seek people who can take us to the next level of competence and productivity as we move still more actively into the broader world of advocacy, education and preservation.
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