Since the opening of the GWR rail service on the Dartmoor Line on 20th November the local Museum in Okehampton has seen an increase in day visitors. In the last month over 10,000 people used the Dartmoor Line showing that day-trips are a real possibility. Next year will provide even more opportunities for day trippers, as the service becomes hourly. This presents many opportunities for the towns and businesses along the route of the Dartmoor Line.
The Museum of Dartmoor Life is one of the places that wants to ensure they offer day visitors an exciting and stimulating visit so they learn more about Dartmoor, its history and people. It’s a small Museum, with a wonderful group of volunteers that help keep the Museum open, so they are looking for additional help from business professionals to deliver an ambitious new Strategic Plan.
If you have a love of Dartmoor and would like to apply your professional skills to a worthwhile cause, then the Museum of Dartmoor Life offers an excellent opportunity to be involved in this transformational journey from a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.
● Public relations – This role will be instrumental in transforming the public perception of a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.
● Digital – This role will be instrumental in enabling the museum to move into the 21st Century, to make use of technology to improve interpretation and the overall visitor experience. It will also support our goal of reaching beyond the physical constraints of the museum through digital engagement onto the Moor itself.
● Digital Marketing – This role will be instrumental in enabling wider engagement with visitors – locally, nationally and internationally, and in reaching a more diverse and inclusive audience.
● Income generation – This role will be instrumental in securing external funding such as grants and donations enabling the museum to deliver its strategic development goals and hence its growth from a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.
Further details and the application are provided on Reach Volunteering, or for further information go to our website at www.dartmoorlife.org.uk