Type of work: Contractor, est 5-15 hours/week
Skills: Google Docs/Sheets and general email and spoken communication. Familiarity with Upwork hiring platform.
Summary: Sourcing and coordinating international researchers (mainly through Upwork) in regions around the world for the Long Now Foundation's Organizational Continuity Project. This position will work with the Long Now executive director to find researchers in countries around the world to identify the oldest organizations, institutions, and companies in their region.
Duties: Meet with the Long Now executive director to prioritize regions of interest and currently known long-lived organizations. Then find and hire researchers in those regions through Upwork (or similar platforms that allow easy hiring of hourly work in multiple countries). These researchers will start with the list of organizations that we already have, and hopefully add to it. They will research each entity using the internet, libraries, archives, phone calls, and in some cases in person visits to learn about their history. We will provide a base set of questions we are hoping to answer, but researchers are encouraged to learn as much as possible.
The Research Coordinator will work with each researcher to bring in and normalize the data and maintain a master list and organizational profiles. As we learn about these organizations we may also work with the local researchers to arrange for an in person visit by the researcher, or help with a trip by Long Now staff to that organization.
To Apply: Please fill out this google form. Please do not send emails or resumes, they will not be opened or reviewed.