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Marketing Positions for SS Red Oak Victory

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ORGANIZATION: RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

SS Red Oak Victory

Volunteer for a floating museum with a history and a future! Come join a kick-butt group of determined volunteers as we restore the "SS Red Oak Victory", a WW II-era Victory ship, and build an innovative venue for alternative arts and education on this historic ship moored on a 1944 Victory ship in the original the Richmond shipyard!

The SS Red Oak Victory is one of three remaining 1944 Victory-class cargo ships built in WW II and the only surviving ship build in Richmond. We are part of the Richmond Museum Association, are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all personnel in all departments are volunteers.

We are looking for two people to join our marketing team. Our ideal person will have experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • - Writing creative and compelling marketing content
  • - Designing and developing websites
  • - Optimizing web presence via SEO/SEM, Google AdWords, etc.
  • - Utilizing content management systems, e.g. WordPress
  • - Creating engaging on- and offline collateral
  • - Developing social media and email marketing and advertising
  • - Designing, creating and promoting public events
  • - Marketing of meeting spaces, venues, and commercial rentals
  • - Developing e-commerce; adding on-line sales to existing physical ship’s store
  • - Evaluating and understanding customer demographics
  • - Organizing outreach to diverse Bay Area communities

We are seeking people with experience working successfully in volunteer-run, non-profit organizations or commercial enterprises. An interest in the history of the Bay Area, nautical history, military history, or industrial history is a plus.

The ideal volunteer will have experience working in website platforms such as WordPress, and social-media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are looking for those who can work actively and creatively problem-solving in a team environment. Patience with techno-challenged individuals is a must! Much of the work can be done remotely but attendance at some team meetings on the ship is expected. We are looking for volunteers who can work five to ten hours per week, although any amount of time commitment is valuable to us.

From US Navy and Merchant Marine history, from the story of women and minorities in the workforce, the SS Red Oak Victory stands as a platform for the genesis of culture-shaping experiences. Sailors and merchant marines on the SS Red Oak Victory served in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. Women put on work-pants and welder’s masks and became known as "Rosie the Riveter" or "Wanda the Welder". Americans of all ethnicities contributed to the war effort and built Victory ships together.

E-mail our Marketing Director (fred@redoakvictory.us), today with a brief description of your experience and we’ll arrange for you to visit the ship and talk with our marketing team.

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About RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSN INC

Location:

PO BOX 1267, RICHMOND, CA 94802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richmond Museum Association is to preserve, display and educate about the history of Richmond, California and the surrounding area.

Description

The Richmond Musuem Association (RMA) operates the Richmond Museum of History, located in a historic Carnegie Library. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4PM for a small admission fee. The largest artifact in the museum collection is the SS Red Oak Victory, a Victory Ship built in 1944 for use in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. The ship is open for docent lead and self guided tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3.

The Richmond Museum Association (RMA) offers volunteer opportunities for people of all walks of life. Our community of like-minded volunteers works toward a common goal to inspire people through Richmond history. RMA will make you feel welcome whether you seek to develop professional skills, deepen your own personal interests or just want to feel more connected to the past. The Museum and SS Red Oak Victory depend on volunteers with a wide range of skills so we can accomplish goals like operating the ship under her own power or ensuring every local student visits the Museum once during elementary school. We offer a wide range of positions to fit diverse skill sets including everything from greeting guests to education to ship restoration and everything in between. Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, leading to health benefits and enhanced quality of life, so join us today!

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Media & Broadcasting
Arts & Culture, Community, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1337 Canal BlvdRichmond, CA 94804

(37.926,-122.334)
 

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hrs per week
  • Workplace is not wheelchair accessible.

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