Cirencester College

Would you like to develop your leadership skills? Are you interested in the way museums and tourist attractions work? Are you good at planning and making decisions? Would you like to help plan and deliver events in the Corinium Museum? Would you like to put forward your ideas and comments about museum provision for young people?

**Please note this challenge is for Cirencester College students only**

What's involved?

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure the museum’s displays, exhibitions, programmes and marketing strategies are youth-friendly
  • Undertake market research (questionnaires) with museum visitors
  • Plan holiday activities for young people and their families and assist with workshops
  • Offer ideas and implement marketing strategies aimed at bringing more young people into the museum
  • Contribute to a monthly ‘Teen Takeover’ twitter event
  • Create content about our collections that engage young people and their families
  • Review the current museum provision and make constructive comment in respect of improvements
  • Plan and deliver at least one event for Takeover Day in November
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take minutes at meetings on a rota basis

5 roles – From October- suggested 9 months

Time committed – 2 hours every fortnight. To be mutually agreed amongst the panel and museum.

Why get involved?

This role will support the museum in its work developing and engaging our younger audiences. You will be required to attend weekly meetings to undertake planning for events and resources that will improve the museum’s offer for young people. You will interact with members of the public and this will help develop confidence and communication skills.  You will feedback observations, planning ideas and research to museum staff who will offer direction in taking the ideas and initiatives forward. You will be asked to contribute to social media through Instagram, Twitter or blog writing during your placement and will lead on Teen Twitter (A Takeover Day and Kids in Museums initiative.) This role will promote your ability as an efficient leader, a successful planner, a marketing guru and hands-on deliverer.

Skills: Enthusiasm for archaeology and local heritage. Administration skills. Ability to use IT for planning i.e. creating a spreadsheet, ideas flowchart, social media and recording meeting minutes and agendas. Creativity skills and a big picture thinker. Excellent communication skills. Report writing skills.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign in to your Volunteer Makers account or sign up to Volunteer Makers

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: Appointment is by interview. Please send CV with a letter or e-mail to stating why you would like to volunteer in this role and what makes you the ideal candidate for the position. Please note any dates you are likely to unavailable during the placement. 

Step 3: We will contact you to arrange an interview.

Ideal Skills

  • Event Management
  • Social Media
  • IT Skills

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Creative and Arts
  • Local History
  • Archaeology
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Museum Collections

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