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Visual Information Specialist (Student Trainee)

This job is in the division of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services of a busy, exciting urban national park. The work of a Visual Information Specialist includes graphic design for large and small projects, creating social media ads, and improving/updating the park website.

  • Assists in the updating of existing publications and the creation of new publications. Examples are activity schedules, brochures, flyers, maps, site bulletins.
  • Selects visual materials to support text and enhance the aesthetic appeal of publications. (Includes photographs, illustrations, maps charts, diagrams, etc.)
  • Specifies and decides on the placement of text in relation to art, artifacts, etc.; and with an emphasis on technical proficiency, determines fonts and typographical effects to be used, plans the effective use of color, texture and shapes to be used within the design.
  • Uses established computer technology and software such as Adobe Creative Suite and emerging technology specified by others on projects to communicate with the public.
  • Uses content and visual information to create materials to be used by front-line staff and web-based content.
  • Makes regular updates to the park's website and social media. Is a member of the social media team.
  • Assists in maintaining and organizing the digital image collection, soliciting new images from photographers, and integrating into the collection for use.
  • Assures that publications and web content follow NPS design standards and carry out the goals of public information products established by the interpretive team.