The Multimedia Specialist at the Akron Zoo will get the opportunity to flex their creative muscles and grow their skills in videography, photography and graphic design. They will support the marketing team by designing content over a variety of media platforms.
The Multimedia Specialist will report to the zoo’s graphic designer and will create a variety of content including, but not limited to: TikTok videos – Instagram reels and posts – Facebook posts – YouTube videos – General Zoo b-roll – Event photos and videos – Guest photos, print material, signage, invitations, mailers, logos/branding, event materials, booklets, brochures, print advertising.
Generate content over a variety of media platforms. Print collateral and other material under the guidance of our graphic designer. Take photos and video of the animals and guests in the park for use by marketing staff. Generate video content for social media under the guidance of our Marketing & PR Manager
Bachelor’s degree or college senior pursuing degree in multi-media design, graphic design or similar; or equivalent experience
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required
Previous experience with video/photography and graphic design
Specific qualifications and requirements for current openings can be found within each application listed above.
Generally speaking, conservation and scientific programs in zoos and aquariums have become highly technical and specialized. Although practical experience with animals may sometimes be substituted for academic training, most entry-level keeper positions now require a four-year college degree. Training in animal science, zoology, marine biology, conservation biology, wildlife management and/or animal behavior is preferred. Curatorial, research and conservation positions typically require advanced academic degrees.
However, advanced academic training in and of itself is insufficient, and it may take years of “on-the-job training” for someone to learn the practical aspects of exotic animal care. A few institutions offer curatorial internships, which are designed to provide this practical experience.
Students wishing to pursue animal-related careers are encouraged to carefully review the curriculum of the schools they wish to attend, as some programs focus more on a zoological application than others.
Students who are interested in the business side of zoo and aquarium operations should concentrate on skills related to a particular area of expertise, such as accounting, public relations, marketing or personnel management.
Whatever your career goal, guidance counselors can offer assistance in determining the most appropriate course of study.
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