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Special Assistant: Combat Art

Special Assistants | Triangle, VA | Part Time

Job Description

The Combat Art Special Assistant helps to promote the Marine Corps Combat Art Program (MCCAP). The Special Assistant will develop content for the MCCAP Facebook group and Instagram, schedule and promote artist events and an annual symposium.

The position is limited to 29 hours per week with a term not to exceed three years. The position requires evening and weekend shifts that vary from week to week.


  1. Develop/draft Combat Art-related social media content in consultation with Museum staff
  2. Monitor MCCAP Facebook group and draft responses to comments
  3. Schedule, promote, and attend monthly MCCAP Second Saturday events at NMMC
  4. Photograph and/or film combat art events, programs, and artwork
  5. Assist with planning and execution of annual Combat Art Symposium to include outreach to artists and art curators, scheduling and facilitating presentations and plein air painting events
  6. Assist with annual Student Art Competition to include designing flyer, sending to schools nationwide, promoting on social media, collecting artwork, scheduling judging, and awards presentations
  7. Post special event information to special interest groups, homeschoolers, and social media
  8. Assist with special events and collaborate with other strategic communications campaigns


  1. BA in art, art history, military history, museum studies, and/or material culture
  2. Experience creating online content for a large organization
  3. Knowledge of fine art and Marine Corps history
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills
  5. Photography and/or videography skills
  6. Ability to multi-task and manage time
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical Requirements:
The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard. The employee frequently is required to be in one position for long periods of screen use, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear both in person and over devices. The employee interacts in close spaces and frequently with other workers, vendors, and guests. May be in situations which require conflict resolution. The position works in a museum environment with artificial light and air.

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.