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🔗Digital Humanities Content and Outreach Specialist

National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation (NPF) seeks two experienced Digital Humanities Content and Outreach Specialists to create outreach, communications, and humanities content for the National Park Service (NPS) Mellon Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. The Specialists will support the work of two cohorts of approximately 15 post-doctoral Fellows and a wide range of national parks by building and maintaining the program’s digital presence.

This role offers a unique opportunity to engage the public online to share untold histories of National parks across the United States and Territories. Specifically, the Specialists will provide hands-on assistance intended to foster digital humanities education outreach and communication with global audiences, park service staff, and other project stakeholders. This work is key to the NPS preparation for the nationwide commemoration of our country’s semi-quincentennial in 2026, which explores the nation’s expansive and complex history from the revolutionary era to the present and well beyond the Atlantic region of the U.S.

This position will formally report to and receive administrative support from the National Park Foundation and report to the NPS project director for most day-to-day activities. This position will also work closely with the NPS Mellon Humanities Fellowship Program National Director as project lead, American Conservation Experience (ACE) NPS Mellon Humanities National Coordinators, and the Digital Humanities consultant on digital content development and digital humanities goals. The Specialist will collaborate with various teams, including web, social media, and communications, working with all partners, including NPF, NPS, and ACE, as well as the broader project team of fellows and hosts.

Overall Duties:

  • Plan, develop, and maintain the program’s digital presence by building a wide range of web content for public engagement, including but not limited to websites, databases, archives, blogs, and social media. These sites introduce various NPS staff to the Mellon Humanities Fellows and their work.
  • Support the success of post-doctoral fellows and their host parks by collaborating on developing potential digital humanities projects, including but not limited to digital storytelling, podcasts, interactive maps, exhibitions, and other content.
  • Track project development, enhance collaboration across all partners, and ensure project benchmarks are met to achieve project goals.
  • Develop, track, manage, and maintain a project documentation system to facilitate and expedite consistent inventory and archiving of all Humanities Fellowship project materials.

Two Specialists will Share the Following Tasks, Which May Include:

  • Create and maintain a relevant digital presence
  • Collaborate on day-to-day operations of internal (NPS/NPF) and public-facing websites, including content design, maintenance, and management primarily on, MS SharePoint, and social media sites.
  • Implement digital communications strategies to support program storytelling, including collaboration across NPF, NPS, and ACE Communications and Digital Media Staff
  • Analyze statistics for web, email, social media, and video to share key findings and recommendations with the project team based on the data
  • Ensure published web content follows established policies, protocols, and best practices for social media and website development and accessibility (e.g., Section 508)
  • Build and help maintain a digital collection of audio and visual media created throughout the program to share on internal and external web platforms.
  • Support digital humanities project development.
  • Support fellows’ projects by helping to build, design, and catalog content on that may include podcasts, interactive maps, and videos
  • Provide user support, training, and documentation to fellows on various tools and software applications, working with, accessibility best practices, and other relevant topics as needed.
  • Provide content strategy support, including aligning with organizational goals, identifying audience needs, focusing on a central theme, identifying indicators of successes, and evaluating progress on goals.
  • Conduct research, including images and permissions, to assist in the development of digital projects as needed.
  • Help to plan and implement archiving and sustainability approaches and documentation for interpretive and educational web products to preserve and make work accessible beyond the life of the fellowship projects.

Support program collaboration

Create, update, and maintain an NPS MS SharePoint site for the program and assist with records management and project organization, manage email distribution lists and help schedule, edit, and send e-newsletters using GovDelivery or comparable platform
Maintain effective communication and working relationships with program partners and participants.
Some combination of the following experience preferred:
General experience/Qualifications
Experience producing, manipulating and archiving content of different formats (video, audio, jpeg) to comply with general accessibility standards.
Experience working with NPS, or in partnership with a federal agency, park, museum, historic or other cultural organization
Experience creating digital content that demonstrates an investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as well as accessibility standards.
Subject matter expertise in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, public-facing interpretation, or museum education on humanities topics and themes, preferably Masters level.

Create and maintain digital presence
Experience using a content management system (CMS) to organize digitized and born-digital content including the development of metadata and tagging schemas
Demonstrated ability to use communications and interpretive skills to write effectively for digital media and frame content in meaningful and engaging ways for internal and external audiences.
Demonstrated ability to develop content and project messaging on different platforms for multiple audiences (e.g., restructuring a narrative for an exhibition, blog, and social media format; posting a webinar video for internal staff and selecting a portion for public program storytelling)
Experience developing communications products in a professional context including the ability to implement content strategies and layouts for digital publications, web platforms, and social media and understanding how analytic data can be used to assist in developing, managing, and evaluating digital content.

Support digital humanities project development.
Demonstrated ability to use plain language to convey topics in accurate, concise, effective, and understandable ways accessible to a wide range of audiences with different levels of education, ability, interest, and points of view.
Basic knowledge of specialized subject matter nomenclature, terminology, and other features particular to the digital humanities.
Experience working on a matrixed team supporting a digital humanities project’s development, content strategy, outreach, or other elements.

Support project collaboration
Demonstrated ability to work independently as a positive, contributing member of a team
Demonstrated ability to communicate (both written and verbal) and work effectively with different staff and partners/stakeholders of diverse backgrounds
Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated skill tracking detailed, matrixed tasks as well as supporting and facilitating positive interactions between team and partners
Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:
The National Park Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits program. This is a fixed-term, three-year position at $65,000 per year plus benefits. This position is a hybrid and remote-eligible role at NPF’s newly designed headquarters in Washington, DC. It will have access to an onsite fitness facility, an exciting downtown Washington, DC, community, and various metro stations.

For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter in your application materials.

Our national Washington, DC headquarters operates in a hybrid work environment. Remote work will be considered for the role from CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NH, NM, NJ, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and OH.

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