Social Media Intern – Women’s Suffrage Centennial

$13.29 – $15.62 Hourly
Pierce County – Tacoma, WA
Job Type
Washington State Historical Society
Job Number
7/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Washington State Historical Society is searching for a Social Media Intern to manage the social media program of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, and drive all aspects of its brand’s social and audience-building strategy.

The ideal candidate will have background in History, Women and Gender Studies, Museology, or a like field and be very social media savvy.  We’re looking for an individual who is an expert in community-building on key social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and has a proven track record of audience building from the ground up, and be an agile content creator with a creative mind.

Experience with editorial writing and promoting diverse content within a brand voice is important.  Passion about and knowledge of Women’s History a huge plus!

Drive the maintenance and growth of Women’s Suffrage Centennial social media accounts.
Hone a consistent editorial voice across all platforms.
Create content autonomously and in collaboration with the Centennial Coordinator and Director of Audience Engagement.
Ideate and execute social media marketing campaigns, contests, and engagement strategies.
An understanding of audience growth strategies.
An active presence on social platforms.
Experience juggling multiple projects and effectively prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Experience with editorial writing with a consistent brand voice.
Passion about Washington State History and Women’s History.
Knowledge of and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and social media publishing tools.
Supplemental Information
Application Process:
Attach to your application a letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position and a resume.  If you are unable to attach your resume and/or letter of interest, you may insert them into the “resume text” section of the application.Include three professional references in the “references” section of the application or include them in your resume.

Please carefully follow the above instructions.  We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the education, experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting, so be sure to attach or insert your letter of interest and resume.  The information you provide will be used as a basis for deciding who will be selected for the next step in the process.  An incomplete application packet may automatically be disqualified.

Interviews are anticipated to occur the week of July 2nd.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Washington State Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (253) 798-5901. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
More than Just a Paycheck!

Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That’s why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.
Insurance Benefits
Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.  There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.  Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.  Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.  To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.
Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).  New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.  For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems‘ web site.
Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).  This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.
Vacation (Annual Leave)

You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165.


Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:

New Year’s Day
January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday
Third Monday in January
Presidents’ Day
Third Monday in February
Memorial Day
Last Monday in May
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
First Monday in September
Veterans’ Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after
Christmas Day
December 25
Personal Holiday
Employee’s selection each calendar year

*Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.
Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130.
Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
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