Social Media Technician
Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park
Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Joshua Tree
National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire
two (2) Social Media Technicians. The overarching objective of this
position is to assist with public land management as it relates to
recreation and visitor services. More specifically, the Technicians will
aid in a variety of public support activities including, but not limited
• 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 You Tube;
• 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 Technicians 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.

Compensation & Timeline:
o Rate of Pay: $21.00/hour
o Affordable Care Act-compliant health benefits (medical, dental,
o Start date: November 2014, or upon availability and completion of DOI
Background Investigation
o Length of Appointment: one 12-month and one 6-month position will be
o Full time, 40 hours/week (some weekend work may be required);
potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review

For a full position description including qualifications and
instructions for hot to apply please visit the Research Associate
employment page on GBI’s website: