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Digital Education Programmer

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ORGANIZATION: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

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Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking a volunteer programmer to join our communications team. As a volunteer, you will support the National Marine Sanctuary with developing digital education programs for several computer-based, touchscreen exhibits displayed at the Gray's Reef Ocean Discovery Center, located in Historic Savannah, Georgia. Programs will incorporate multimedia files (video, audio, photos) intended for visitors of the center which include adults and families.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop programs intended for virtual education displayed on touchscreen computers
  • Incorporate multimedia elements including audio, video, and photo files
  • Assure proper implementation of programming into the exhibit adhering to technical benchmarks
  • Test program on touchscreen exhibits
  • Contribute to user interface development, as well as the integration of graphic design and audio features
  • Configuring and setting up pre-defined exhibit hardware and software
  • Performing tests and implementing validation procedures
  • Maintaining code, resolving issues, and performing bug fixes


Qualifications
  • Ability to volunteer minimum 5 hours per week for a minimum 10 weeks
  • Proficient coding in one or more of the following, Python, JavaScript, C++, Java, and Adobe Captivate
  • In-depth knowledge of full lifecycle programming and related technologies
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working on VR is a plus
  • Must be within commuting distance of Savannah, GA and able to work on-site and remotely


About Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Safely tucked away in the Atlantic Ocean, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is cared for and treasured by divers, anglers, scientists, and conservationists. NOAA designated the area as a national marine sanctuary in 1981 because of its diversity of species and abundance of marine life. Almost 1,000 species of invertebrates-animals without a backbone-and 200 species of fish have been identified at Gray’s Reef. The area is abundant with wildlife swimming around, crawling on the ocean floor, and growing on its rocky ledges.

The 22-square-mile sanctuary protects a vibrant, hard-bottom ocean area off the Georgia coast, about 19 miles east of Sapelo Island, and 40 miles southeast of historic Savannah, Georgia. The average depth of the sanctuary is 65 feet, making it an advanced scuba dive.

The mission of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources, values, and qualities of the sanctuary for current and future generations. Our vision is that Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will continue to be an area teeming with a diversity and abundance of marine life supported by healthy habitats in clean ocean waters.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary offers opportunities for fishing and diving throughout the year. The sanctuary has a visitor center in Savannah, Georgia, and online experiences for those who don’t have a boat to travel to the offshore sanctuary.

More opportunities with Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

Location:

10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources, values, and qualities of the sanctuary for current and future generations.

Description

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is an amazing ocean park open to fishing and diving. The 22-square-mile sanctuary is the only protected natural reef and one of a few natural marine protected areas in the Atlantic Ocean between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Located 19 miles due east of Sapelo Island, Georgia, the live-bottom reef is situated on the mid-continental shelf within the South Atlantic Bight and the Carolinian Ecoregion.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is teeming with diverse and abundant marine life. Scientists have identified more than 200 species of fish and 900 species of invertebrates that use the sanctuary. Threatened loggerhead sea turtles rest and forage at Gray’s Reef year-round, and the reef lies within the critical habitat and only known winter calving ground of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. Since 1981, NOAA has conserved the quality of this unique and fragile ecological community as a national marine sanctuary. The mission of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources, values and resources of the sanctuary for current and future generations through proper management.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Education & Literacy
Environment
Animals, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

340 Martin Luther King Junior BoulevardSavannah, GA 31401

(32.07449,-81.09927)
 

SKILLS

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Software Development
  • Python
  • PC Platform

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Minimum 5 hours for at least 10 weeks. Flexible hours and schedule.
  • N/A

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