Join our eclectic Youth Panel to be the driving force behind our digital development and gain new skills to shape your career path. We are looking for creative, motivated and dynamic team players aged between 16 and 24 to apply for the following voluntary roles within the Youth Panel:
- Video and photo editor
- Digital marketing rep
- Children and Youth education rep
- Horticulture rep
Two other panel roles are Researcher and Creative writer; however, these vacancies have already been filled by current Youth Panel representatives.
What will I be doing?
Our Youth Panel was created in summer 2020 with the aim of involving more young people in our organisation. We need your fresh ideas and creative thinking to keep our organisation up to speed with the rapidly-changing demands of the Heritage industry and the interests of our visitors and followers.
Led by the Visitor Experience Manager and Trustee Youth Representative, the six roles will work collaboratively on the development of our new Online Portal, creating social media content and driving our activity plan to engage and educate younger audiences. All roles will appeal to people with different skills and interests, so we are excited to create a dynamic and multi-skilled group!
Time commitment & working location
We ask for a 12-month commitment to the Youth Panel and approximately 20 hours of your time per month (five hours per week).
With the exception of the Horticulture rep who will be working mostly onsite, the roles can be carried out remotely so we welcome applications from people who do not live locally to the Hall or have their own means of transport to get here. There will also be opportunities to work on site where required.
All roles are voluntary unpaid but are a fantastic opportunity for you to play a defining role in a small heritage organisation and gain valuable skills and experience. Every month, you will be invited to take part in a skills session led by our staff, trustees or partner organisations. These may include:
- Volunteer & people management
- Introduction to heritage and charity laws
- Buildings conservation
- Digital & print marketing
- Heritage site management
- Audience development
- Understanding accessibility for visitors with learning difficulties
- CV & careers skills
- Horticulture management skills
Please see individual person specifications for each role. We advise you to read the relevant role specifications thoroughly before applying.
How to apply
To apply for one of the specified roles, please send your CV and cover letter to Amy Evans, Visitor Experience Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please email them to Amy or email to arrange an informal telephone discussion.
Your cover letter should state:
- The role/s you wish to apply for
- Your skills, knowledge and personal attributes which make you the ideal candidate for the role.
- Why you would like to volunteer for Middleton Hall & Gardens
We look forward to receiving your application. Closing date Sunday 2nd May.
To hear from U25s who have volunteered at Middleton Hall & Gardens in the past, please click here.