Archaeological Research Institute

(900 Hour) Events Manager- ArchaeoCorps Service Position

Explore the Past to Preserve the Future!

As an ArchaeoCorps Service Member in the AmeriCorps program at the Archaeological Research Institute (ARI), your purpose is to actively contribute to the organization’s mission through responsible, ethical, and methodical archaeological research and public education. Your responsibilities will involve assisting in archaeological research both in the field and lab, educating the public about archaeology, land stewardship, and the significance of preservation, as well as managing various aspects of the organization’s operations. You will work closely with interns, students, volunteers, and visitors in public archaeology programs, ensuring their understanding and active involvement. All service member positions will encompass a combination of public interpretation, fieldwork, and lab work, with a primary emphasis on engaging the public.

Position Description:

The Events Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing (the day of) all ARI events. They assist with the set up, tear down of events and measure the impact through collected metrics. They work closely with the Marketing team to market events using a multi-channel approach and assist the Director of Development and Marketing with event strategy, social media strategy, and with analyzing metrics.

Reports to:

  • Director of Development and Marketing

Works with:

  • ARI Staff
  • ArcheoCorps Members
  • Certified Volunteers
  • Stew Crew Members


  • Programming Events
    • Sets up tables, chairs, displays, and printed materials as needed
    • Collects metrics from event attendees before and after events as needed
    • After event clean-up
  • Special, Annual, and Member Only Events
    • Sets up tables, chairs, displays, and printed materials as needed
    • Collects metrics from event attendees before and after events as needed
    • Get to know members, donors, and event attendees and ensure all their needs are met before, during, and after events
    • Serve as assistant the Director of Development & Marketing during all annual events
    • Educate the public about our mission and goals
    • After event clean-up
  • Marketing & Digital Education
    • Assist with digital education content creation and idea generation.
    • Capture photos/videos of all events and experiences
  • Volunteer Engagement
    • Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer scheduling for events
    • Identify volunteer opportunities within events

What are the Learning Outcomes of this experience?

By the end of this service experience, members will be able to:

  • gain vast knowledge of event marketing, event coordination, and community engagement
  • Engage the public through educational activities and experiences
  • Explain the process of archaeological research through field excavation and lab work
  • Speak effectively and engagingly to large audiences
  • Manage projects from beginning to end
  • Gain skills in planning, research, program development, logistics, and non-profit operations

What is the position length?

  • 9-months OR 12-months

Timeframe of Position:

September 2023-August 2024 OR January 2024 – August 2024

What are the Requirements?

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Be able to:
    • occasionally lift and/or move up to 30lbswork in adverse weather conditions
    • walk briskly and over uneven terrain
    • stoop, kneel, reach, crouch, or crawl to perform essential job duties
    • sit or stand for a prolonged period
  • Pass a federal background check

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential duties


  • Living Stipend $14,400 (monthly installment payments paid twice per month)
  • Education Award: $3,447.50 (Granted upon completion of your contract)


  • Schedule varies by season and bookings
  • General Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Mandatory Public Days: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9am to 5pm
  • Attend all programming, special, member-only and annual events

AmeriCorps Service Contract

  • Serve 900 hours within your 9-month or 12-month contract
  • Complete 12%-20% of training hours within your 900 hours


To apply for one of our ArchaeoCorps positions, please click the button below to complete the application form.