This is a paid internship position open to applicants aged 16 to 25.
The D-Day Story tells the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy using the personal possessions and words of the people who took part. In 2020 we opened the latest addition to the museum, the last surviving Landing Craft Tank from D-Day - LCT7074.
On D-Day LCT 7074 carried men and equipment to Normandy and after the war it become a nightclub on the River Mersey. The D-Day Story worked in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy to restore the ship and put it on display. The project and the funding for this post has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
We are running an exciting and varied events programme designed to widen our audience and attract more families, young people and visitors with disabilities to the museum and our fantastic new exhibit.
What is the role?
This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience of planning and running events at a busy visitor attraction. Reporting to the Public Participation Officer, you will carry out admin to support the organisation and marketing of events on the Landing Craft Tank and in the museum. You'll get involved in running events, making sure they run smoothly on the day and that visitors have a fantastic experience. You'll also work with the customer service team to welcome visitors to the museum and the ship.
Evaluation and feedback from visitors is vital to help us grow and develop our event programme and report to our funders. As part of your role you will collect data and write reports on events.
You don't have to be an expert on the Second World War and Landing Craft Tank 7074, it's more important that you are keen to learn how to organise an events programme and provide fantastic customer service.
Subject to Covid restrictions the role will involve working on site at The D-Day Story, Portsmouth and home working.
Who is the person?
We are looking for a young person aged 16-25, who can demonstrate they:
- Are great at communicating with people in person and online.
- Enjoy helping customers have a fantastic experience.
- Are well organised and can prioritise different tasks.
- Have a good standard of written and spoken English.
- Have experience of organising and/or running events - this is useful but not essential.
- Are comfortable with carrying out physical tasks such as moving boxes of resources or setting up rooms for events.
- Are comfortable working outside as LCT 7074 is an outdoor attraction.
- Have a flexible approach to working hours as the role will require some weekend and evening working.
A full driving licence is useful but not essential. You must be able to travel to The D-Day Story and possibly other areas of the City of Portsmouth.
In your application please provide examples of things you have done at work or in education that you feel demonstrate the qualities we are looking for. Please use each bullet point phrase as a heading for your examples.