Communications Committee

January 30, 2019

The Communications Committee is looking to expand by recruiting more volunteers to help manage the media relations, social media and event coordination.

This is a working committee and will give participants the opportunity to be hands-on with any one of the ‘portfolio of tasks’ assigned.

Current Opportunities

  1. Media Relations Coordinator:  to contact and stay in touch with media, mostly Halifax, but also Provincial and some national. That person will help generate on-going media coverage of the project and events planned over the next few years.

  2.  Social Media Planner and Coordinator: to work on expanding the SM platforms. The person in this role will work in conjunction with the staff person currently managing the web, Facebook and Twitter activity. Video and written content generation will be a focus, along with developing a planned social media strategy.

  3. Event Coordinator:  to work with the Committee and relevant Board members in initiating several annual events, generally aimed at attracting visitors and tourists to the site. This is a specialized skill set and prior experience, either voluntary or otherwise, would be preferred.

 Benefits to you:

This opportunity is ideal for anyone wishing to gain the experience vital for working in the Communications, Marketing or PR sector. The volunteer will have a chance to work with an exciting multi-faceted product (historical, engineering, recreational and tourism oriented), reporting to and being mentored by an experienced Marketing Manager (former Trade Centre and NS Museum Marketing manager). This will be a role that will enhance any resume.

How much time:

To gain real benefit from the placement we look for a personal commitment of at least a year. Meetings will likely be monthly and the projects assigned should take no more than 6-12 hours a week.

 What you need:

An enthusiasm for the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and working with people. If you have an interest in gaining practical, hands on skills this is for you.

If you wish to be considered for one of these posts then please complete an application today