Our ideas are largely implemented by a community of like-minded individuals that we call 'volunteers'. Some volunteers work for Arktos in their spare time for free, some are paid on a freelance basis and some work full-time. If you share our orientation and if you think you have the necessary motivation and skills to work with us, we invite you to apply to become a volunteer.
Volunteers mostly help with publishing new books and promoting them. Examples of tasks include translation, editing, proof-reading, layout and design of new manuscripts; cover design; preparing promotional materials like banners and flyers; and distributing these materials on the internet. Volunteers have also helped with updating the web-site (inserting products, banners, etc), and other ad hoc tasks.
Arktos is not a discussion club. We are looking for people who are highly motivated, capable of meeting deadlines, well-organised and want to make a difference. Arktos' volunteers are just as much friends as they are colleagues. We are therefore looking for people who share our vision and ideals, who will 'fit in'. Work-wise, we are looking for people for the following positions:
We need one or more habitual web surfers active on relevant parts of the web to help with promoting Arktos and its books on the internet through lists, fora, discussion groups and contacts. The position may also entail contacting book stores and other bulk customers directly, and receiving a commission on each sale.
This position may be offered as a full-time position to the right person willing to relocate to India for a period of time. Please contact us for more details if you are interested in this.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to help with proof-reading new manuscripts and other texts, such as product descriptions on our web-site. Fluency in English and attention to detail are essential. Pedantic perfectionism is desirable.
We are looking for people who can translate books into English from –
You should be completely fluent in English. We are particularly interested in translating Conservative Revolution and New Right materials, esotericism, traditionalism, and pre-war occultism.
Although we do not currently have plans to translate books from other languages than the above ones if you do know any other language you think may be useful please feel free to contact us. We will make a note of it and contact you if the need arises.
We are in need of a programmer conversant with php, SQL databases, xml, and/or other programming languages and software applications to help with updating and expanding our website, creating database scripts to automatise or speed up data entry, and other tasks.
Graphic Designer and Illustrator
We are looking for a graphic designer and/or illustrator who can help us with creating covers for future book releases, promotion materials such as flyers and banners, and graphics items for our web-site. Please send a sample of previous work with your application.
There are many benefits in becoming an Arktos volunteer. They include –
Step (1) We consider your application and either reject it or proceed to the next step (2). Reasons for rejecting it could be either normative (i.e. that your general orientation differs too much from our basic orientation) or related to your skills (i.e. that you do not have any skills that are currently required). If the latter is the case we may add you to our list of ad hoc volunteers and contact you when required.
Step (2) We will contact you to set up a skype or telephone conversation. This is to get to know you on a more personal level – it is not a job interview, so please relax and just be yourself..
Step (3) You will go through a three-month probation period where we give you some work to see how well you do. If at the end of the three month period we are happy with you we welcome you as part of our team.
Before you apply, please keep in mind that we are only interested in motivated individuals. Whilst we do not ask more of our volunteers than they can very reasonably manage, we do expect that if a person becomes a volunteer he will do the work assigned to him within a reasonable deadline, agreed between us and the volunteer beforehand. If you are a habitual procrastinator, then please do not bother applying.
The volunteer hierarchy is divided into three grades:
2. Senior Volunteer
3. Project Manager
As a new collaborator you will start at the first level.
Level 1 Volunteers work for free and often do things like proofreading, promotion, and assisting with the web-site. Once a volunteer has been with us for at least six months, he may be promoted to senior volunteer. The qualities we look for in this regard are motivation, reliability and skill.
Senior volunteers generally engage in more demanding work in terms of skill and responsibility including translation, layout, and editing. At this level, you will receive payment for certain tasks, such as translating or editing a book, on a free-lance basis. The amount will be modest, but 'every little helps'.
After at least six months as a senior volunteer, one may become a project manager if sufficiently responsible, reliable, trustworthy, well-organised and knowledgeable. Project managers do many of the same tasks as senior volunteers, but are additionally responsible for projects (or even departments) as a whole. That means they have to coordinate the various stages of a project, manage the people involved, and make sure that the product, usually a book, is ready on the set date.
Senior volunteers and project managers are paid either on a free-lance basis for certain tasks, or work for Arktos full-time.
Anyone who wishes to become an Arktos volunteer must adhere to our general set of values. These are indeed general – we don't expect every volunteer to believe in exactly the same thing ñ but there is a 'golden thread' that runs through our volunteers' different approaches. Examples of things we are concerned with are –
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