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Special Assistant: Public Affairs Social Media

Special Assistants | Triangle, VA | Part Time

Job Description

Working at the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC), the Social Media Special Assistant helps develop strategies to increase the active fan base and user engagement across all NMMC social media platforms which will raise awareness and attendance at the NMMC and its public programs. The Social Media Special Assistant will help create original text, photos, and video, review posts, draft responses, and assist with electronic newsletters and website updates. The Special Assistant will be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends.

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. This is NOT a remote position and requires the employee to work on site.


  • Assist with monitoring social media platforms to include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Threads, and LinkedIn.
  • Generate content for approval and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos and news).
  • Draft responses to queries in a timely manner and monitor reviews.
  • Photograph artifacts and events for social media.
  • Assist with input for social media design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures, and blog layout).
  • Create graphics for social media and video productions
  • Suggest and assist with implementation of new features for brand awareness.
  • Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools and application.
  • Assist with producing e-newsletter and updates to website.


  • Strong written and visual communication skills
  • Experience with social media platforms for business
  • Experience with content management programs
  • Strong photography skills
  • Ability to create videos for social media
  • Graphic design
  • Strong editing skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule

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.