Warkworth & District Museum Society Inc. – Volunteer Opportunity
Title: Marketing Volunteer
This is an unpaid role involving approximately 5 hpw. Marketing experience and/or qualifications are essential.
Who are we ?
The Warkworth and District Museum’s main aim is to conserve and preserve the history of Warkworth and the surrounding district. We play an important role in providing education about the historical and cultural context of our local community, which in turn fosters a sense of pride and identity within those communities, to people of all ages and backgrounds.
We have well-presented internal and external displays representing the colonial past to more recent times. We are constantly developing and changing our displays to give our visitors an insight into the varied lives and pursuits of our pioneering families. The Museum Archives contains local historical records and photographs which are available to researchers.
We engage with different community groups Auckland wide and visits from school groups, tour groups and community groups are actively encouraged. We also participate in community events, have displays in local libraries, and hold annual open days.
We receive no government or council funding and are dependent on entrance fees, shop sales, fundraising activities and occasional grants for our operating costs. The museum has two-part time employees and over 75 volunteers contributing to its successful running.
Main Purpose of Volunteer Role:
To work closely with the Manager, Museum Executive and Heads of Departments to help promote the Museum to a wide and developing audience, keeping in mind the limited budget available
To assist with the development of a marketing plan and help to promote exhibitions, events and activities.
To drive up visitor numbers through liaison with groups, tourism operators and local communities. Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
To develop and help deliver a Museum Marketing plan
To promote the Museum and its exhibitions, events and activities via:
o Posters, leaflets and other promotional materials
o Social media
o Our website
o External websites
o Local radio and newspapers
To help develop sponsorship opportunities with local companies
To network through local and national tourism organisations
To identify web listings for the Museum and ensure they are up to date
To develop contact databases and ensure appropriate literature is distributed
Please send your CV and covering letter to Victoria Joule at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact Victoria on 09 4257093