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Special Assistant: Distance Learning Education

Special Assistants | Triangle, VA | Part Time

Job Description

Working at the National Museum of the Marine Coprs, the Distance Learning Education Special Assistant provides technical assistance for distance learning programs that are hosted on videoconferencing applications such as Zoom, Skype, Skype for Business, Google Meet, and other programs as needed. The Special Assistant will be responsible for setting up studio spaces for live and pre-recorded programs, assisting with filming, editing, and delivering asynchronous videos in a timely manner, as well as maintaining equipment and software used by the program.

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


  • Assisting with sustaining the functionality of studio equipment
  • Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of Distance Learning programs and applications
  • Assisting with administrative duties, responding to program requests, and maintaining scheduling calendar
  • Staying up-to-date with current videoconferencing applications and trends in educational technology
  • Storyboarding, filming, editing, and delivering video content
  • Conducting pre-program technology tests with schools and organizations
  • Assisting with the preparation of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning programming
  • Researching, developing recommendations, and implementing new video concepts


  • Experience utilizing various video conferencing and streaming applications
  • Strong writing skills
  • Advanced photography, video editing, and videography skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in military and/or American history

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.