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Social Media and Geology Assistant

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504458
Division/Organization: Extension
Department: Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Location: MINERAL POINT RD 3817
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts, Education and Training, STEM

Department Overview:

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:

Mid April- Mid May (Flexible) 

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position can work primarily remotely although some work may need to be done in person at WGNHS's Mineral Point Office. A computer and internet condition are needed. Some travel to the research facility in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. 

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

4-10 Hours during the week, flexible in the summer. 


Flexible, must have some availability during standard business hours for weekly meetings.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



  • 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. 
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. 
  • 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. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Majoring or minoring in geosciences, geography, earth sciences, or other environmental sciences. 

Position Summary/Job Duties:

  • Create 1-2 weekly posts for social media. 
  • Attend weekly meetings with the social media team. 
  • Help with longer-term social media plan to continuously improve WGNHS’s online presence for better audience reach. 

To apply: In lieu of a resume, prepare a 1-paragraph statement of interest and a brief list of relevant experience (including classwork, professional experience, or other projects). Please direct any questions to

Physical Demands:

  • Some physical labor (moving and arranging samples) in the research facility in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin may be needed. 

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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