Other Outdoor Social Media Technician
Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Social Media Technician. The overarching objective of this position is to assist with public land management as it relates to recreation and visitor services. More specifically, the Technician will aid in a variety of public support activities including, but not limited to:
• Exploring and validating social media as a valuable tool for additional outreach and stewardship development;
• Developing social media platforms in conjunction with Park staff, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube;
• Collecting and analyzing data from online contacts and outreach to help understand trends and offer solutions to possible outreach scenarios that create more online, “virtual” park stewards;
• Supporting development of podcasts to augment the Park’s (and surrounding areas) visibility to the widest audience. This will include analysis of Park trends, as well as national online trends, and using this research to target specific media outlets at specific times;
The Technician will serve as a liaison between other Park Divisions and the Branch of Media within the Park network and will be exposed to and support a variety of other interpretation and outreach activities. This position offers experience working with NPS professionals on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management through outreach strategies. Those seeking workforce development experiences for the purpose of public benefit through social media innovation should apply.
• Rate of pay: $20/hour
• Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute and available starting your first day of service.
• 26 week appointment beginning April/May 2019, or upon completion of a Department of Interior background investigation;
• Potential for an extension up to one year, pending positive performance review and available funding;
• 40 hours per week; some overtime and weekend work may occasionally be required.
Joshua Tree National Park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in southern California, 2- to 3-hour drive from Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Joshua Tree National Park is of special management concern, lying in the transition of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. Aside from the outdoor recreation opportunities and natural wonders within the park, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, the Mojave Preserve, as well as Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas are nearby and afford a diversity of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking and rock hounding to fishing, boating and skiing/snowboarding.
• Coursework and/or demonstrable experience utilizing social media platforms and/or website development tools in an official capacity; developing and/or implementing outreach strategies or visitor services activities; or equivalent experience;
• Knowledge of guiding principles of recreation, cultural or natural resource management, desirable;
• Experience providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach and/or interpretation;
• Experience collecting field data and/or following established data collection protocols;
• Proven ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including NPS and GBI staff, partner organizations, and the public;
• Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills;
• Ability to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team focused on accomplishing goals and mission of the NPS and GBI;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and be in overall good physical condition; prior experience working in the desert southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable.
• Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application.
How to ApplyApply Online: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=ADVENTUREJOBS&req=2019-RAP-023
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