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Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:18+

Closed Captioning Specialist

Background: Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Eugene.  Our nonprofit public mission is to tell the human story through the use of digital technology with an emphasis on media programming.  Our streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org; TAC), 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.   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: 10 hours per week or by negotiation

Compensation: This is a volunteer or internship position.

Job Purpose: To create closed captioning files for selected films through the use of software designed for that purpose.

Description: Our mission requires that we create programming for public benefit and consumption and that we distribute that programming for fund-raising purposes and audience generation.  Our Closed Captioning Specialist will be responsible for viewing films selected for our Amazon Video Direct service and documenting the audio tracks in the closed captioning software to generate files that make the closed captioning subtitles for the films. This is a chance to help accelerate the progress of a dynamic and growing nonprofit enterprise. You will be joining an 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.  The experience you gain will be directly transferable to other technical positions you may seek in the future.

Key Responsibilities: Viewing films, generating closed captioning files for our Amazon video service.

Requirements: We prefer people who have an interest in this kind of work and can appreciate the value of closed captioning for the hearing impaired and foreign-language speakers.  We will train you in this task, so you don’t need prior experience with closed captioning.  Must be local.

To Apply: Contact Dr. Richard Pettigrew by telephone (541-345-5538) or e-mail (rick@archaeologychannel.org).  A resume is required.

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Volunteers needed through 12/29/2020

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