VOLUNTEER: 2RRR 88.5FM, Sydney (NSW)

Danny Chifley, 17th September 2019
2RRR 88.5FM - Ryde Community Radio is seeking a number of off-air volunteers for the positions of music librarian, newsletter volunteer, admin assistant and interpreters. 

2RRR is a not-for-profit community radio station committed to the provision of a broadcasting facility that aims to allow and encourage the widest possible community usage through broadcast participation. To join the station in achieving this goal, applications are sought for the following volunteer positions:

  • Music Librarian - labelling and systematically organising the CD’s that get sent to the station, alphabetically and by genre and date. Music librarian experience desired but not essential. 
  • Newsletter Volunteer - compiling, writing and sending out 2RRR’s weekly newsletter that goes out to listeners every week via Mailchimp. Mailchimp experience desired but not essential. 
  • Admin Assistant - Assistant to work closely with Content Co-Ordinator and Station Manager to complete important day-to-day administrative tasks around the running of the station. Admin experience necessary. 
  • Interpreters - We need Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Hungarian, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada and Arabic speakers to help interpret our Ethnic programs. 

All applications should be emailed to office@2rrr.org.au. If you have any questions, please call 9816 2988.

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