Applications Being Accepted For
Plant Healer Magazine & Medicine Of The People/Traditions In Western Herbalism Conference
Management & Outreach Position(s)
For years, the two of us here have managed to do everything from writing, teaching, conference organizing, and magazine editing to website development and marketing/outreach all by ourselves, but we cannot continue to provide ever more services to the community without adding some hard-working staff. By developing one or more compensated positions, we hope it will enable some special person or persons to take responsibility for a number of the tasks vital to Plant Healer Magazine and the TWCH/Medicine Of The People herbal conference, and hopefully to become an integral and long term part of this important mission and concerted effort.
Management and Marketing/Outreach Needs
Continuing to grow and to serve the herbal community requires many ongoing tasks, and likely more than one person/position/role.
The various project needs include: Research, outreach and marketing, talking to potential sponsors, ad sales, phone calls, dealing with complex transportation arrangements for teachers, giving reminders to Plant Healer writers to make sure their columns arrive in time, contacting media about interviews and articles to get more our our message out, replying to magazine tech help questions from subscribers, replying to any misc. emailed queries not requiring our personal attention, managing people and tasks at the conference in Arizona each September, and more. If someone has writing and proofreading skills, that would be very useful as well.
Of all these needs, only on-site management of the conference would require someone’s physical presence, any of the rest could be done from home.
Strong support for our aims. Determination to follow through on all commitments. Internet service and a phone with unlimited long distance service. Financial experience, good people management and communication skills, and ideally knowledgable about the herbal movement and its personalities.
We will figure out some mutually agreeable compensation, from giving you conference tickets and courses to cash commissions on sales and actual cash wages, in some agreed combination based on your needs, commitments and results. And we’d hope you’d also feel rewarded by the opportunity to be a part of this work of inspiring, informing and empowering a growing folk herbalism movement.
If interested any one or all of the following roles, please fill out the application questions at bottom.
Itemized Needs and Roles (consider any one of the following, some combination, or even all):
1. Outreach – Online, and importantly, By Phone
Please note we are not a nonprofit, we can’t subject our projects to a corporate board. We have been nearly NO profit until the last couple years with the magazine taking off. Sponsors contributions are Gifts as far as the IRS is concerned, not donations.
2. Customer Service – Online Only
3. Medicine Of The People Conference: Off-Site
4. Medicine Of The People Conference: On-Site Management
It would eventually be great if at least one special person felt excited and content to be an integral, long term or permanent agent/adjunct/organ/aide of and partner in the PH/Conference/Anima mission and projects, making this an important part of their core identity. And until then, we’ll welcome and be ever so grateful for any amount of help, on any one or all of the above, for however long it might be offered.
We want to pay as well as possible, to be giving in return, and to be rewarding the work equal to the effort put out, the degree of dedication and devotion.
Please fill out and return:
Year of birth:
Unlimited Phone Service & Internet?
Which of the following Roles are you interested in being responsible for?
How do you know about our organization and projects, and what draws you to help?
Can you describe our aims, and how you feel about them?
How involved are you in the herbal community, and who familiar are you with “who’s who”?
How much time can you be sure to give?
Do you enjoy talking to new people on the phone, and describing projects you believe in?
Any financial management experience?
Any marketing experience?
Other relevant past experience, knowledge or credits?
Please describe your current skills and any qualifications for this role:
What are the chances you’d want to stay a part of this long term?
Based on what you ready above, what kinds and level of compensation do you want or need?
Any questions or comments?
Gratefully, Jesse Wolf & Kiva Rose