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 with the ability to create and deliver communication in both Spanish and English. 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:
The incumbent shall possess sufficient fluency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish to create and respond to social media posts, translate content from English to Spanish, and create audio/video media for mass distribution. 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.
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.
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