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Graphic Design Volunteer
Work Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday or 32 hours/week Monday to Thursday.
Provided: Housing and $15/day ($75/week if 40 hours; $60 if 32 hours)
Length: 6-12 months
Anticipated Start Date: We are aiming for a start date as soon as possible. Note that if you have not worked or volunteered with the National Park Service previously, it will take approximately two months for your background check to clear and to get your PIV (computer access) credentials.
Description of Duties
This volunteer works in the Division of Interpretation and Resource Education’s Center for Creative Media, under the supervision of the park’s publications program manager. The volunteer assists in the production of park publications and other printed material, such as newspapers, magazines, brochures, pamphlets, site bulletins, rack cards, fact sheets, flyers, posters, bulletin board displays, and/or reports using established formats and style guides. Specific duties include:
Assist in implementing the park’s publications plan and long-range interpretive plan by producing products that satisfy the goals and objectives for interpreting park resources and providing visitors with a safe and enjoyable park experience.
Use Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop) to create publications and other print media; and/or the original art and maps contained within the projects.
Find photographs or illustrations that meet designer or publisher needs, including subject material, image resolution, format, and composition to create eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing products. Photos may be found using on-line web searches, park collections, personal contacts with photographers, or even taking photographs yourself.
Edit products for accuracy, clarity, conciseness, tone, grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, and audience-appropriateness, ensuring that the ideas presented are coherent and consistent with Grand Canyon National Park and National Park Service standards.
Confer with subject matter experts, park staff, and park partners to obtain or verify information.
Knowledge of the graphic design.
Knowledge of and experience in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop (in order of importance; InDesign is used the most). Knowledge of Section 508 accessibility and tagging documents for accessibility in InDesign a plus.
Knowledge of reference sources available to check facts and style manuals.
Ability to edit documents to ensure they are clear, concise, understandable, factually accurate, and grammatically correct materials that communicate intended messages or information by using a variety of writing styles.
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
Basic knowledge of resources in Grand Canyon National Park and familiarity with the topics and controversies of concern a plus.
The volunteer’s work is closely supervised and the supervisor or their designee approves final work. However, there is latitude for creativity in the design process prior to its presentation for the supervisor’s approval.
The volunteer works with other staff in the Center for Creative Media to develop and understand work plans and assignments and to coordinate cooperative efforts for specific projects. Close coordination with coworkers is necessary to ensure effective time use and to foster the future melding of the various design elements into a coherent project.
Work is generally conducted indoors in an office setting, and involves the use of typical office equipment, including a computer. Occasional outdoor work is necessary, for example, to walk trails or become familiar with the area or subject of a publication. Outdoor work may involve hiking into the Grand Canyon on steep trails, and exposure to the canyon’s extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, sun, wind, and precipitation).
The volunteer will gain an understanding of one of the largest print media programs in the National Park Service while making positive contributions that will inform and inspire visitors to Grand Canyon National Park.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Shared housing consisting of a private bedroom and bathroom and shared communal areas is provided. Housing is extremely limited at Grand Canyon National Park. No spouse, relatives, or pets are allowed to live in shared housing.