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Digital Media Specialist

About the Nauticus Foundation

Nauticus is a maritime-themed museum located on the scenic Elizabeth River waterfront in the heart of downtown Norfolk, VA. In addition to the museum, the Nauticus campus includes the historic Battleship Wisconsin, Sail Nauticus Sailing Center, the Decker Half Moone Center, and the schooner Virginia. We offer a business-casual environment with competitive wages and benefits.

About the Position

Digital Media Specialist

The Digital Media Specialist is responsible for executing the organization’s digital and social media presence.  Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, the position engages with the public daily and designs social media campaigns and initiatives to build awareness, generate visitation, and shape public perception of Nauticus and its programs. 

The Digital Media Specialist “never works the same day twice.” There is always something new and exciting happening on campus to promote via social media including new Nauticus exhibits and events, Battleship Wisconsin events, and Sail Nauticus sailing events and activities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Serving as the organization’s primary communicator for Nauticus social media accounts and digital review sites (e.g. Yelp, TripAdvisor). Attending events, programs, exhibit openings, ceremonies, etc. and produces/publishes original, creative, high-quality content.
  2. Developing the overall social media plan and detailed social media strategies across 10+ digital platforms that targets existing as well as new and diverse audiences.
  3. Managing organizational website(s) and content
  4. Advocating for the organization in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate

This Digital Media Specialist also:

  • Designs digital media campaigns aligned with business goals
  • Coordinates the creation of digital content (e.g. website, videos, and videoboard)
  • Establishes web presence to boost brand awareness
  • Maintains a strong online voice through social media
  • Works with PR, marketing, sales and development teams to ensure brand consistency
  • Tracks digital media performance to optimize digital media activities
  • Manages all Internet-based paid social media marketing campaigns
  • Manages videoboard requests and postings

About the ideal candidate

This position represents a unique opportunity to make a difference in a one-of-a-kind organization. It’s also your chance to impact the future of Nauticus’ digital footprint.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field,
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge and experience developing social media plans and strategy. Familiarity with up-to-date digital media developments
  • Working knowledge of digital media to expand and diversify audience base
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of standard software programs, Excel, Word, Outlook, social media platforms and digital content management tools
  • Be familiar with current/trending social media platforms, web design and content management systems using WordPress
  • Have solid knowledge of digital editing software (e.g. Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Audacity)
  • Strong written communication skills.

The salary range for this position is $35,000 to $40,000 per year based on experience and skills.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter by Friday, September 20, 2019, to info@nauticus.org.

Education Specialist (Education Volunteer Coordinator)

Description

The City of Norfolk’s Maritime Center, Nauticus, is currently seeking an Education Specialist (Education Volunteer Coordinator).  The Education Volunteer will be responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating public programs around Nauticus’ campus to include the museum and Battleship Wisconsin in order to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of maritime resources.  Work will involving planning, conducting and monitoring training of education volunteers.  Work will also involve presenting education programs, conducting off-site outreach programs, and planning, researching, developing, and coordinating program curriculum.  Duties are divided between administrative work and program presentation.

The Education Specialist (Education Volunteer Coordinator) will:
  • Plan, conduct, and monitor training of education volunteers.
  • Assist in the implementation of educational programs for school groups (pre-school through college).
  • Ensure that programs are aligned with state and/or national curriculum.
  • May act as a liaison with groups outside Nauticus to facilitate service and communications.
  • Assist with the promotion of education programs and events.
  • Conduct public presentations for school groups and community partners outside Nauticus to increase community awareness and involvement.
  • Monitor and train education staff members and/or volunteers to ensure visitors receive courteous and personal attention while visiting the facility.
Departmental Hiring Salary:  $29,391
 

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops, plans, schedules, and presents educational science and history programs to diverse audiences including but not limited to school groups, scouts, teachers, and the public including the physical set up for programs, events, and activities.
  • Conducts educational programs for patrons using chemicals, electricity, and large props, utilizing the aquarium during presentation, and performing off-site outreach programs and demonstrations.
  • Researches, develops, evaluates, and edits program curriculum to meet national and state standards for science, math, and history with a focus on STEM concepts using a cross-curricular approach.
  • Performs interactive educational science programs including tours, science-oriented table top activities, demonstrations, workshops, overnights, special events, outreaches, and marine touch tanks and exhibits.  
  • Handles tide pool animals, shark touching, and live animal programs.
  • Processes and maintains various operational, financial, and educational programs.  Creates and maintains various reports for use by senior management.
  • Responds to inquiries from visitors regarding the facility’s operations and available services.
  • Assists visitors with special needs, questions, or complaints in a courteous and responsible manner.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift from ground to above shoulder, climb, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field which may be obtained with four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

One year in the guest relations/customer service field.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Formal or informal classroom instruction and management experience.
  • Program and curriculum development experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • The successful candidate will be flexible, innovative, self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.
  • The successful candidate will be detail-oriented with the ability to work on several short-term and long-term projects simultaneously within established deadlines.

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Education Specialist (Exhibit Programs Coordinator)

Description

The City of Norfolk’s Maritime Center, Nauticus, is currently seeking an Education Specialist (Exhibit Programs Coordinator).  The Education Specialist will be responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating public programs around Nauticus’ campus to include the museum and Battleship Wisconsin in order to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of maritime resources.  Work will involve presenting education programs, conducting off-site outreach programs, and planning, researching,developing, and coordinating program curriculum.  Duties are divided between administrative work and program presentation.

The Education Specialist will:

  • Assist in the implementation of educational programs for school groups (pre-school through college).
  • Ensure that programs are aligned with state and/or national curriculum.
  • May act as a liaison with groups outside Nauticus to facilitate service and communications.
  • Assist with the promotion of education programs and events.
  • Conduct public presentations for school groups and community partners outside Nauticus to increase community awareness and involvement.
  • Monitor and train education staff members and/or volunteers to ensure visitors receive courteous and personal attention while visiting the facility.
Departmental Hiring Salary:  $29,391

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops, plans, schedules, and presents educational science and history programs to diverse audiences including but not limited to school groups, scouts, teachers, and the public including the physical set up for programs, events, and activities.
  • Conducts educational programs for patrons using chemicals, electricity, and large props, utilizing the aquarium during presentation, and performing off-site outreach programs and demonstrations.
  • Researches, develops, evaluates, and edits program curriculum to meet national and state standards for science, math, and history with a focus on STEM concepts using a cross-curricular approach.
  • Performs interactive educational science programs including tours, science-oriented table top activities, demonstrations, workshops, overnights, special events, outreaches, and marine touch tanks and exhibits.  
  • Handles tide pool animals, shark touching, and live animal programs.
  • Processes and maintains various operational, financial, and educational programs.  Creates and maintains various reports for use by senior management.
  • Responds to inquiries from visitors regarding the facility’s operations and available services.
  • Assists visitors with special needs, questions, or complaints in a courteous and responsible manner.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift from ground to above shoulder, climb, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field which may be obtained with four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

One year in the guest relations/customer service field.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Formal or informal classroom instruction and management experience.
  • Program and curriculum development experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • The successful candidate will be flexible, innovative, self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.
  • The successful candidate will be detail-oriented with the ability to work on several short-term and long-term projects simultaneously within established deadlines.

 

 

Education Specialist (School Programs)

Description

The City of Norfolk’s Maritime Center, Nauticus, is currently seeking an Education Specialist (School Program Coordinator).  The Education Specialist will be responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating educational programs for school groups (pre-school through college) to ensure that programs are aligned with state and/or national curriculum.  Work will involve presenting education programs, conducting off-site outreach programs, and interacting with patrons to provide assistance.  Additionally, work will involve writing materials for school-based programs to ensure that program content is aligned with Virginia Standards of Learning.  Duties will be divided between administrative work and program presentation.

The Education Specialist will:

  • Act as a liaison with groups outside of Nauticus to facilitate service and communications through outreach programming.
  • Assist with the promotion of education programs and events.
  • Conduct public presentations for school groups and community partners outside Nauticus to increase community awareness and involvement.
  • Assist in the implementation of educational programs around Nauticus’ campus to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding or maritime resources.
  • Monitor and train education staff members and/or volunteers to ensure visitors receive courteous and personal attention while visiting the facility.
Departmental Hiring Salary: $29,391

 Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops, plans, schedules, and presents educational science and history programs to diverse audiences including but not limited to school groups, scouts, teachers, and the public including physical set up for programs, events, and activities.
  • Conducts educational programs for patrons by using chemicals, electricity, and large props, utilizing the aquarium during presentations, and performing off-site outreach programs and demonstrations.
  • Researches, develops, evaluates, and edits program curriculum to meet national and state standards for science, math, and history with a focus on STEM concepts using a cross-curricular approach.
  • Performs interactive educational science programs including tours, science-oriented table top activities, demonstrations, workshops, overnights, special events, outreaches, and marine touch tanks and exhibits.
  • Handles tide pool animals, shark touching, and live animal programs.
  • Processes and maintains files of various operational, financial, and educational programs.  Creates and maintains various reports for use by senior management.
  • Responds to inquiries from visitors regarding the facility’s operations and available services.
  • Works with volunteers and assistants by helping with recruiting, training, scheduling, and monitoring staff, and maintaining personnel files.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, lift from ground to above shoulder, climb, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field which may be obtained with four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

One year in the guest relations field.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Formal or informal classroom instruction and management experience.
  • Program and curriculum development experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • The successful candidate will be flexible, innovative, self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.