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Graphic Designer and Illustration Volunteer Opportunity

Junior Wildlife Ranger


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Overview

Gain experience and build your portfolio by volunteering at an innovative and dynamic environmental nonprofit connecting the next generation to public lands through hands-on learning. Our programs teach youth the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation, the vital role public lands play a role in sustainability, and give them the tools to become environmental stewards. Volunteering at Junior Wildlife Ranger, a project of the Earth Island Institute is a great way to give back to the community, to develop your resume, and get involved with environmental education for youth at the national level on your own schedule.

Qualifications

We are looking for people who are great communicators. Your ability to exercise time-management and work independently is important; ability to work in a group is a must. Other qualifications are listed below.

General Information

  • Time commitment is 3-4 hours a week, beginning mid-October 2020 and ending March 2021.
  • Start and end dates are flexible, though we are looking for candidates who can commit at least 6 months, if not more, to being a volunteer.
  • This position is work-from-home on your own schedule. All volunteers should expect to meet with their team once a week with a call with the executive team once a month, as well as work with volunteers from other teams on joint projects.
  • Earning academic credit for volunteering is possible, if applicable.

Artistic and Design Team Responsibilities

  • Work with the Associate Director of Design and Director to design artistic material in a wide variety of formats. Some examples include:
  • Print media such as activity booklets, pamphlets, or flyers.
  • Digital icons, graphics, and content for the website.
  • Apparel and merchandise
  • * Your designs will be published online or printed.

Requirements

  • Ability and access to use common digital art platforms. We rely heavily on Adobe software, so familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign highly recommended. Use of other platforms to produce work is fine, but you must be able to edit and export through the above file formats.
  • The content produced by the Artistic and Design Team can be both graphic design and illustration oriented, so background in both fields is recommended. One example is putting together a refuge activity booklet from text and images generated by another intern, but also creating illustrations and visuals for the booklet.
  • The final team will consist of both illustrators and graphic designers. Be prepared to commit to a weekly conference call to discuss project drafts and ideas. This is a very collaboration-heavy environment, and ability to share ideas and work in a team is critical.

Applying

Please include a cover letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, and why you are motivated to work on this project. Include this information, along with your name, city, and state. If you have a resume, please attach it. Provide a sample of your work as a folder attachment or portfolio link. Applications that do not include portfolios will NOT be considered. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

To learn more about Junior Wildlife Ranger, visit our website juniorwildliferanger.org

Overview

Gain experience and build your portfolio by volunteering at an innovative and dynamic environmental nonprofit connecting the next generation to public lands through hands-on learning. Our programs teach youth the…

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How to Apply

Please include a cover letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, and why you are motivated to work on this project. Include this information, along with your name, city, and state. If you have a resume, please attach it. Provide a sample of your work as a folder attachment or portfolio link. Applications that do not include portfolios will NOT be considered. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Please include a cover letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, and why you are motivated to work on this project. Include this information, along with your name, city…

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