PR Consultant – Stone Age to Corinium Project
We are looking to appoint a PR consultant that will work with the Museum team to launch the new museum galleries at the end of November and help raise donations.
The Corinium Museum is in its final stages of National Lottery Heritage Funded project “Stone Age to Corinium – Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds”. Stone Age to Corinium will create a museum that is more relevant to today’s communities, maximising on the building spaces, enhancing the visitor journey through reinterpretation and improved access, and working with new partners to produce a vibrant programme of archaeology related events and activities. The project will create new Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Roman interactive galleries. Objects that are currently in storage will be conserved and put on display for the first time, including rare stone and bone tools, rock art, beakers and other grave goods. This will help us to write a complete history of the pre-Roman occupation of the Cotswolds.
2. Promotion of Stone Age to Corinium
Consultants will need to develop and deliver a marketing campaign to promote the new galleries and generate new income and support museum development by the following:
- Plan and implement a marketing campaign for the Stone Age to Corinium launch
- Raise the profile of Corinium Museum within the Cotswolds and nationally, to increase visitor numbers and income generation
- Plan and promote a live online launch event
- Promote the new galleries using existing marketing deliverables provided by Third Floor Design
- Arrange promotional filming and photography of new Welcome Desk, Prehistory Galleries, Discovery Centre and Garden
- Enlist and liaise with high profile supporters of the Museum to provide promotional content for the Museums social media channels
- Write and distribute press releases, encourage TV and media coverage/ photo opportunities
- Increase the Museum’s presence with-in the town
- Assist in the creation of marketing materials and social media campaigns
- Work with internal marketing and communications teams to promote fundraising activity and encourage giving
Consultants delivering this work must also be willing to work with the Director, museum staff and local authority to identify the Museum’s key promotional and fundraising aims and ultimately enhance the work of the Museum and its reputation with the sector.
The live online launch date for the Stone Age to Corinium galleries is Friday 27th November. All promotional work will need to be completed in time to open the galleries to the public on Saturday 29th November.
We are looking for an immediate start.
4. Fees, expenses and payment
Individuals are invited to submit a quote for this contract. Costs should cover all travel expenses, meetings on-site and other costs associated with the work. They should also state VAT requirements.
5. Submission of proposal
Proposals to fulfil this brief should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 12th October.
Please email proposals to Amanda Hart, Museum Director [email protected]
Vacancy for Chairperson of The Friends of Corinium Museum
The Friends of Corinium Museum are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Chairperson to lead the Managing Committee, following the retirement of its Chairman who has fulfilled the role since the organisation was created in 2006.
In addition to heading up the Committee, the Chairperson is expected to liaise with the Museum Director and have time available to attend other meetings and events as necessary.
Applications would be welcomed from people with the following attributes and experience:
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence people
• A proven track record of leadership and achieving results
• Well-developed financial and analytical reasoning skills
• A readiness to play a leading role in fundraising and cultivating sponsorship
• Interest in and knowledge of the heritage sector
• Time to dedicate to the role
In line with the rest of the Committee, the role is voluntary and unremunerated.
Corinium Museum has arguably the finest and most extensive Romano-British collection relating to a town and its hinterland in the world. It holds large and internationally significant collections of archaeology, social and rural history and is recognised as a major archive of outstanding archaeological material being used by researchers from all over the world.
The Museum premises are owned by Cotswold District Council, but have been managed since August 2013 by SLM Ltd as part of the Council’s outsourcing of its leisure property portfolio.
Corinium Museum is in its final stages of a National Lottery Heritage Funded project “Stone Age to Corinium – Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds”, which will create new Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Roman interactive galleries. Objects that are currently in storage will be conserved and put on display for the first time, including rare stone and bone tools, rock art, beakers and other grave goods. This will help in the writing of a complete history of the pre-Roman occupation of the Cotswolds. The work has been partly funded by the Council, but has relied upon significant other fund raising undertaken by or channelled through the Friends.
The Friends of Corinium Museum
Established in 2006, the body is a registered charity (No. 1118026), with some one hundred and twenty members. Its role is:
• To raise funds for the benefit of the Museum.
• To act as a conduit for grant payments for specific projects.
• To help acquire new artefacts, with guidance from the Director.
• To engage members of the local community in the Museum’s activities, providing a sociable body, assisting the Director and supporting the Museum’s objectives.
• To help raise awareness of the Museum and improve its profile within the community.
The Committee of nine is drawn from the membership, all in a voluntary capacity. There are three Trustees of the charity, currently the former Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer. The Committee meets four times a year, organising a number of events for members, culminating after the 31st October year end with the AGM, which is usually held in November.
For further details about this role please contact Amanda Hart [email protected]
To apply for this role please submit a CV and covering letter to Tony Berry, Friends of Corinium Museum, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester. Gloucestershire. GL7 2BX