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Social Media Manager

The Long Now Foundation is seeking an experienced and creative social media manager to lead its social media efforts across platforms.

We are looking for more than a “marketing guru” or “social media ninja.” We are looking for an avid learner and generalist with a solid grounding in the humanities — someone with the research skills to dig deeper into the sources and studies behind a pop science piece going viral on social media, the critical thinking skills to separate fact from sensationalism, and the writing skills to translate your findings for a general audience.

We’re looking for someone with a deep interest in the ideas, debates, and fields of research pertinent to Long Now; someone who is self-directed but collaborative, with the ability to thrive on a small but growing nonprofit team; someone who possesses the expertise to analyze performance metrics and manage social media campaigns; and someone with the discipline to maintain a consistent daily output of social content.

Above all, we are looking for someone who is excited by the challenge of extending Long Now’s global reach as our organization seeks to become the center of gravity for long-term projects and long-term thinkers around the world.

The Social Media Manager reports to Long Now’s Director of Strategy, but will also work closely with Long Now’s senior staff leadership on the organization’s overall social strategy.

This full-time position can be done remotely (US only), but will be expected to be available during Pacific Time Zone working hours. Compensation is commensurate with experience, $50,000 - $70,000.

To apply, send an email to jobs@longnow.org with the subject line: “Social Media Manager: [Your Name].” Please include a cover letter, resume, and 1-3 sample social media posts that Long Now might create. Note the intended social platform for each post, and include or describe any visual component.



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About Long Now

The Long Now Foundation is a center of gravity for long-term projects and long-term thinkers around the world.

Humanity has achieved civilization-scale impact; our work aims to meet that with civilization-scale thinking. We strive to be good ancestors by preserving possibilities for the future.

All our projects and programs invite you to contemplate the long now — a broader sense of this present moment which expands to include the next and last 10,000 years.

Ideas, tools, and projects that aid long-term thinking are incubated, built, and supported by The Long Now Foundation.

Membership Program Associate

The Long Now Foundation is hiring for a full-time Membership Associate position. We are looking for a new team member who is detail oriented, values excellent customer service and is always willing to go the extra mile for our members and donors. This position would support Membership Coordinator, Director of Programs, and other staff to keep our Membership program running smoothly. We are a small, ambitious, flexible and fast-paced team.

About Long Now:

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

Long Now Talks explore compelling ideas on long-term thinking from speakers around the world. You can watch the videos, subscribe to our podcasts, and read about our ideas, interviews, projects, stories and musings spanning the deep past into the far future.


This is an hourly full-time position with some evening work needed for events. The pay is $20 - $22 per hour, depending on experience, and includes benefits. This position could be a great fit for recent graduates with some retail, customer service, or internship experience.

Long Now's offices are located at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, and the organization offers a hybrid work schedule. Much of the work can be done from home, but some aspects of the job including the Membership Fulfillment and live event work will either take place in our physical office space or at venues in the area.

Long Now and our partner venues have policies and procedures around COVID that are in place to keep our staff, members, and the public as safe as possible, and to comply with local and state guidelines. Cooperation and compliance around these policies and procedures are required of all of our staff members.

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To Apply:

To apply, send an email to jobs@longnow.org with the subject line: “Membership Program Associate: [Your Name].” Please include a cover letter either attached as a PDF or pasted in the body of your email, and a resume either attached as a PDF or linked to in the body of your email.