Communications Assistant at the Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa seeks a Communications Assistant to assist the Communications Team with a broad range of general business communication and community engagement activities.


  • Assist with online marketing, including developing and posting updates for the SCI website, blog and e-newsletters
  • Assist with internal event preparation and execution
  • Help grow SCI presence through social media
  • Participate in SCI video productions and editing including Science in 60(ish) Seconds
  • Run marketing reports from Google Analytics
  • Organize and distribute marketing/promotional items, as needed
  • Collect participant feedback and visitor evaluations both in person and online; Organize and present data for analysis
  • Assist with collateral production (trimming, stuffing, laminating and hanging signage)
  • Assemble and organize SCI news clippings
  • Assist in updating IMAX preshow slideshows
  • Submit SCI events to community calendars and partners
  • Represent SCI at events, both internal and external
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • College course work in Communication Studies, Marketing, Journalism/English, Public Relations or other related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Thorough knowledge of social networking and strong computer skills
  • Organized with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Self starter and highly motivated to exceed expectations
  • Video editing experience helpful
  • Available transportation and general understanding of Des Moines preferred

Working Hours:

This position is on a temporary basis, April 2014 – August 2014, approximately 10 hours per week, primarily weekday daytime hours with some evenings and weekend hours required

Compensation: $8.50/hour