Ambassadors wanted to help share stories
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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