Multimedia Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Multimedia Specialist fluent in Spanish and experienced in videography and visual storytelling is needed to assist the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) in further disseminating best practices in forest restoration. ELTI’s goal is to build capacity and enable people to implement on-the-ground actions that ultimately contribute to conservation and restoration of tropical forests. ELTI is planning to expand their efforts to increase forest restoration awareness through the development of multimedia training materials to reach a more diverse audience. This initiative will be focused on developing training materials on key forest restoration practices conducted at ELTI’s focal training sites as well as highlighting best practices of ELTI Alumni whom have conducted forest restoration activities in order to facilitate peer-to-peer training. This information will be disseminated through social media as well as traditional means (seminars, conferences, printed information) and utilized in ELTI’s online program, which facilitates forest restoration training for diverse international audiences. These training themes will be facilitated through multimedia formats such as videos, sound recordings, gifs, images, animations, etc.

The Multimedia Specialist will develop multimedia products (video, images, illustrations, posters, etc.) illustrating best practices in forest restoration practices, create multimedia case studies of ELTI’s focal training sites, create scripts and facilitate the recording/transcribing and editing of footage of ELTI Staff and Alumni, photograph and record ELTI Staff and other course facilitators to create ELTI online program training materials, and to identify other multimedia opportunities that could further advance ELTI’s efforts to disseminate best practices and environmental awareness.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change.

Partner Information

Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a college or university in communications or equivalent experience
• Advanced/fluent in both written and spoken Spanish
• 2-5 years of experience planning, staging, recording and editing video footage
• Advanced multimedia (especially videography) and visual storytelling skills
• 3 years of experience with applications or other type of editing software
• Experience interacting with a diversity of decision makers (farmers to policy makers)
• Ability to physically work outdoors in extreme heat, humidity and rain

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Panama

  • Panama may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
  • After arrival in Panama, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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