Am­bas­sadors wanted to help share sto­ries

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Social Focus - BY SA­MAN­THA DICK

WANGARATTA lo­cals with a tal­ent for sto­ry­telling are en­cour­aged to ap­ply for the role of vol­un­teer am­bas­sador at the Wangaratta Vis­i­tors In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

Ru­ral City of Wangaratta man­ager of arts, cul­ture and events, Penny Har­g­reaves, said the team is look­ing for a con­fi­dent, ap­proach­able per­son to help pro­mote our ru­ral city and sur­round­ing re­gions.

“Wangaratta has so many amaz­ing sto­ries; of­ten you don’t know what’s in your own back­yard,” Ms Har­g­reaves told the Wangaratta Chron­i­cle.

“We’ve got a great cul­tural precinct, in­clud­ing the Cathedral, the art gallery and the Bullawah Cul­tural Trail.

“We want vis­i­tors to be able to talk to a friendly face, to a lo­cal who knows what’s go­ing on.”

Ms Har­g­reaves said an ideal can­di­date would be some­one who is com­fort­able talk­ing in front of small groups and is able to work with young peo­ple.

“We want peo­ple who know Wangaratta well and who love shar­ing sto­ries,” she said.

“One as­pect of the po­si­tion would include run­ning pub­lic walk­ing tours and as­sist­ing peo­ple dur­ing large events, such as the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival.”

“Dur­ing big events, we have a lot of vis­i­tors wan­der­ing around and it’s im­por­tant for them to meet lo­cals in or­der to build a con­nec­tion to the place.”

Ms Har­g­reaves said ap­pli­cants re­quire a Work­ing With Chil­dren Check (WWCC), which can be ar­ranged through coun­cil.

Lo­cals of all ages are en­cour­aged to ap­ply for the role.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.vis­it­wan­garatta. com.au or email tourism@ wangaratta.vic.gov.au.

Ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est forms are avail­able to pick up at the Wangaratta Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre at 100 Mur­phy Street, Wangaratta. (OFF REID ST)

JOIN THE TEAM: Peter Head­land is a long­time vol­un­teer at Wangaratta’s Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and is en­cour­ag­ing other like­minded lo­cals to get in­volved. PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

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