Social Media and Geology Assistant


  • Part-Time
  • Mineral Point Rd
  • Application deadline: 2022-05-22

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research. We provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, water resources, soil, and biology of Wisconsin. We collect, interpret, disseminate, and archive natural resource information. We communicate the results of our activities through publications, technical talks, and responses to inquiries from the public. These activities support informed decision-making by government, industry, business, and individual citizens.

  • Anticipated start date: June 13, 2022
  • Anticipated end date: May 31, 2023
  • Anticipated hours per week: 20-30
  • Salary range: $13.00 per hour


To be considered eligible for this position, you must meet all the following minimum qualifications:

  • Majoring or minoring in geosciences, geography, earth sciences, or other environmental sciences.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have an interest in science communication.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with social media management software such as Hootsuite is preferred but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of videography or photography software is preferred but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Online is preferred but not necessary.
  • Eligibility to drive state vehicles is preferred but not necessary.

To Apply

Prepare a 1-paragraph statement of interest and a brief list of relevant experience (including classwork, professional experience, or other projects).

Applications are due by the end of the day (11:55 PM) on May 22, 2022. Please direct any questions to Jady Carmichael (

This position will involve:

  • Mostly working in the Madison office although much work may be done remotely at first. A computer and internet condition are needed.
  • Some travel to the research facility in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
  • Some physical labor (moving and arranging samples) in the research facility in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

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