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Location:  Waterloo, Iowa

Job Summary   

Looking for a college student who can commit to 1 or more semesters to gain a wonderful hands-on work experience with a regional nonprofit affiliated with the National Park Service.  Individual will assist development of programs, marketing/communications and education materials for the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Create graphics and design layouts for program, marketing/communication and education materials, including e-newsletters, website, social media, print ads and visitor guide, flyers, postcards and reports
  • Collaborate with the marketing and program staff to support projects with design solutions
  • Prepare and send out communications to partner organizations and potential tourists using email communication tools
  • Assist in implementing website updates
  • Assist in mailings, filing, copying, and preparation for meetings and other general office duties


Majors – Communication, Graphic Design, Graphic Technologies, History, Interactive Digital Studies, Leisure, Youth, Human Services (Non-Profit Management/Tourism), Marketing, Public Relations or other related major
Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Proficient and comfortable working in Adobe Creative Suites, including InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications
  • Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals
  • Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with instruction and as a team member
  • Proficient in email and internet communication


Other Considerations

Requires occasional work on evenings/weekends and in-town and out-of-town travel with occasional overnight travel.


Reports to:                        Communications & Marketing Manager

Wage:                                 $9.25/hour

Hours per week:               20 hours/week for fall/spring, 20 hours/week for summer

Semesters:                         Summer and fall 2018, possible spring 2019

Email cover letter, resume, and design samples to

*Closing Date: May 31, 2018