FRIENDS OF THE FAIRFAX STATION INC
The museum seeks a volunteer to update and manage its website. The website is written in Bootstrap but we desire to have the current site converted to a widely-used web development tool such as WordPress in order to improve the ease of maintenance. A major goal is to introduce functionality improvements by reducing reliance on outside services and vendors. The scope of work is as follows:
1) Convert existing website from Boot Strap to Word Press (or other similar):
-- Use existing page content and descriptions.
-- Design changes optional if templates exist that can easily accommodate current content. Changes that make the website more mobile-friendly are highly desired.
-- Simplify website by eliminating/consolidating pages.
-- Introduce a limited number of simple, new features, mainly on the Volunteer section.
2) Assume responsibility for regular updates/maintenance.
-- Train 1 or 2 current volunteers on routine updates and maintenance to assure in-house backups.
Although work can be completed remotely, a local resident is preferred. We plan to reopen once it is feasible. Local knowledge of, and familiarity with the museum, its operations and programs would help with future updates.
Applicants should include example of websites they have developed or designed. We will provide a more detailed description of desired features and updates upon application. Time requirements depend on the ability of the applicant, but we estimate the first task to require no more than 80 hours. Deadlines are flexible. Regular maintenance should require no more than one hour per week.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About FRIENDS OF THE FAIRFAX STATION INC
PO BOX 7, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, FAIRFAX STATION, VA 22039, US
Preserve and educate about local history through events, activities, exhibits and programs at what was the last operating railroad depot in Fairfax County.
The all-volunteer Friends of the Fairfax Station operate the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, dedicated in 1987, to preserve and educate about local history. A variety of events, programs and activities focus on local history, the importance of railroads to Fairfax County and Northern Virginia and the unique role of the station during the American Civil War.
All event planning and daily operations at Fairfax Station are the result of the commitment of our volunteers. We are in regular need for volunteers to assist with all aspects of museum operations, ranging from assisting with museum operations during open hours to fundraising, program development, facility maintenance and board leadership. We always are looking for dedicated individuals to help share the workload and increase the scope of the museum’s events and activities.