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Social Media Volunteer

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National Trust for Historic Preservation


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

PROJECT SUMMARY

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is now amid a rebirth—re-imagining itself as a more relevant community asset by re-activating its historic spaces and stories, all the while showcasing why the preservation of an undeniable cultural treasure matters. Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House has appealed primarily to traditional historic house visitors, but in the recent past and in the present, is now producing a range of new innovative program offerings, through socially- relevant partnerships. The property includes the Woodlawn Mansion built in 1805, and a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. More information can be found at www.Woodlawnpopeleighey.org

The Social Media Volunteer will gain experience and knowledge in how to manage non-profit, museum social media accounts. He/she will participate in a variety of communications-based activities and will learn how to develop strategic social media content and community management techniques, with training in areas such as copywriting, reporting, image editing. Tasks and responsibilities may include identifying target influencer accounts for specific programs and campaigns, drafting copy for social media posts, maintaining monthly content calendar, tracking influencer posts and building reports, organizing digital image storage, brainstorming content ideas and drafting video storyboards, and scheduling posts. The Social Media Volunteer may also support staff during events and attain hands-on experience documenting museum programs on social media. 

This is a temporary, volunteer, experiential learning opportunity that is ideal for a student, early career professional or someone else with a flexible schedule and interest in getting involved at a historic site. There is no expectation of employment at the conclusion of the project. The period of the project can be flexible depending on the volunteer's needs, for approximately 8-12 hours per week (flexibility of schedule available). We seek someone for the summer and/or fall season. Due to current quarantine restrictions, the work will likely be completed remotely for the foreseeable future, but someone local who could come on site periodically as the site re-opens would be a preferred. 

OVERALL DUTIES

  • Day to day social media activities for the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey property, including some content creation and scheduling (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.)
  • Web/social media measurement and analysis

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in social media (beyond casual personal use) and web marketing
  • Skilled using a camera, capturing & editing quality video; photography
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign is a plus
  • Strong photography and/or videography skills is a plus
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Basic analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization. Basic project-organization skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills required, with ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently, and meet deadlines in a timely fashion. Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Friendly and professional demeanor on the phone and in writing, with ability to speak and write clearly in English. Bi-lingual language skills a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse colleagues; connections to or experience helping to engage culturally diverse audiences and partners a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Bachelor’s level studies (or equivalent years of experience) required; current or rising juniors, seniors or graduate students preferred. Studies or demonstrated interest in related subject matter preferred. 


PROJECT SUMMARY

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is now amid a rebirth—re-imagining itself as a more relevant community asset by re-activating its historic spaces and stories, all…

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Location

Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey Historic Site

9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309

How to Apply

Please upload a cover letter and resume to the application portal linked above.

Please upload a cover letter and resume to the application portal linked above.

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