Publicity coordinator


To promote the Museum and its activities across a wide audience both locally and regionally in order to increase visitor numbers, assist with funding and raise its profile.


The Museum opens each year from April until October. It is run entirely by volunteers and managed by a Board of Trustees. We have one volunteer who manages social media but need a person to develop and co-ordinate publicity across different media including local publications and radio, regional press, local organisations and managing the distribution of posters and leaflets.
In addition to the Museum we also run several external exhibitions and events each year especilly during our 'closed' season that ned to be advertised. These activities are key to the financial sustainability of the Museum.
ensuring that all news and events are entered on the Museum's website

Skills & Qualities

Good communication skills are key including the ability to write clear and understandable public and press information.
The ability to work as part of a team, liaiasing with other volunteers who manage other aspects of the Museum's publicity and information sharing.
IT skills relevant to the work as described
Knowledge of the Museum, its collections and hisory will be key but can be learned

When & Where?

There are no fixed hours for this post but it is envisaged that the postholder will volunteer for about 10 to 15 hours a week; this may vary as there will be more inout needed when exhibitions and events are being planned.
As above, remote working can take up the major part of this role but attendance at some meetings may be necessary.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

All volunteers are offered induction into the Museum including a tour of the building.
We are currently not able to offer expenses.
There are several opportunities for training from external providers each year.

Volunteer Benefits

Working as a volunteer with the museum gives the opportunity to learn about the history and heritage of Weardale and its people
It is an opportunity to learn skills useful in both the work and social environments
The postholder will be eligible for a Volunteer Pass which gives benefits at other Museums in the north of England

Other Information

The Weardale Museum is a small folk museum which preserves and protects the history and heritage of Weardale. Although small it has won awards in teh pst and its collections are an eclectic mix of items that reflect industry, farming, domestic and social life.

The Weardale Museum More information
Hours: varied but about 10-15 hours per week on average Type: Museums/Heritage

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