National Leather Collection - Social Media Assistant

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Main objectives

  • Create a social media campaign to promote the project and provide updates about ongoing work.
  • Produce content for YouTube.

Tasks and activities


  • Use social media management tool Hootsuite to write content in your own voice.
  • Take photographs and edit archive images for use on our social media platforms.
  • Create and use project hashtags to raise awareness.
  • Edit audio files of interviews to upload on our YouTube channel.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager


2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Familiarity with social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Be creative when writing posts
  • Good organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.
  • Training in the handling of museum objects.
  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.