Events and Marketing Placement

Kite Festival at Downhill Demesne

Would you like to join the Events and Marketing team at Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House?

By getting involved, you could…

  • Gain experience in the planning, set up and delivery of a large portfolio of events.
  • Assist in providing copy, information, press releases and marketing material to a local, national and internal audience.
  • Gain insight into the digital world of social media and web editing.
  • Assist in the co-ordination and delivery of our weddings.
  • Join an enthusiastic and varied team where you will make new friends.
  • Learn about the history, nature and conservation management and running of Portstewart Strand, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House.
  • Have the chance to help as required across all departments on various projects to gain key transferable skills.
  • Gain valuable working experience within the largest conservation charity in Europe.

What’s involved?

  • The direct planning, delivery and promotion of our events.
  • Obtaining event funding.
  • Preparing and leading event activities e.g. children’s crafts or help in the set-up of weddings.
  • Making sure events run smoothly and safely.
  • Learning how to devise property risk assessments.
  • Use social media to communicate with our ever growing digital audience.
  • Update and keep fresh our property websites.

This role will suit you if you are/have …

  • IT literate - A whizz at computers and software.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Cheerful, positive and keen to learn – a good team player.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Someone who enjoys meeting people and is able to respond to their needs.
  • Keen to learn more about event planning and delivery.

Extra information

  • Placements run from September to June  (Seasonal placements also available)
  • Placements are voluntary.
  • Travel costs are fully covered.
  • You will receive a volunteer card which has many benefits including free entry onto all of our sites.
  • All equipment necessary will be provided.