Web Designer Needed to Help the Travel Town Museum Foundation! (Ages 55+))
LA WORKS RSVP
Quick Overview: We’re looking for a talented Web Designer to update and develop our on-line educational outreach information.
Organization Name: American Southwestern Railway Assoc, Inc. dba the Travel Town Museum Foundation
Organization Website: https://www.traveltown.org/ (this is our old site, we are updating!)
Mission: Our Mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful web design, and be willing to work with our President to create and fulfill our design for the look of the website. They should have good user interface design skills in Wordpress. They will work with ASRA/TTMF management to keep the site up-to-date and prioritize page development, coordinate draft revisions of multiple pages, and manage the revisions and completions in a timely manner.
- Review current in-development site, create a strategy to list and then coordinate the completion of all the pages and links.
- Input site content and graphics by coordinating with ASRA-TTMF management; could include designing images, icons, banners, other links etc.
- Upgrades site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology if applicable; maintaining links, and making suggestions for improvements.
- Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.
- Create "Standard Operating Procedures" manual for ASRA-TTMF so other volunteers can update site as necessary, if primary user is unavailable.
- Practical experience working with Wordpress (our existing in-development website platform)
- Knowledge of web user interface design and web programming skills
- Strong teamwork and verbal communication skills
- Ability to use illustration tools and develop multimedia content
- Experience working with nonprofits preferred but not required
- Experience in education, or railroad history a plus!
Time Commitment: In the beginning as much time as you need to get the site up and running, then approximately 1-2 hours per week on maintenance. We would like a commitment of at least 8 hours a week to get things rolling.
Our organization is a member of the presidential service awards program, and we have an annual luncheon and award ceremony to appreciate our volunteers.
Location: This opportunity is virtual. While our restoration crew works Saturdays at the Museum, and you as the website developer are encouraged to come out and see the work that is progressing regularly, all work can be done from your home.
About LA WORKS RSVP
570 W. Ave. 26 Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90065, US
Founded in 1991, our mission consists of three principal pillars: INCREASE volunteer participation in community service projects; PROVIDE our nonprofit partners with access to volunteer labor and other RESOURCES; and EDUCATE and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community. L.A. Works' RSVP opportunities are specifically designed for active baby boomers who want to make a lasting contribution to the Los Angeles community.
L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.