Encore 96.3

Volunteer Opportunities - Encore 96.3fm

Katrina Hughes, 6th September 2019

Bundaberg Community Radio station Encore 96.3fm have a number of volunteer positions available.

Although Bundaberg based, some of these positions can be carried out remotely.


Opportunities include:

Rebrand Team Manager: Assist in creating a new brand / name including development of a website, Facebook presence and further longer-term ideas.

Fund Team Leader: Assist in fundraising activities, create fundraising activities, and develop and maintain a listener’s club to source voluntary donations and listener club rewards program.

Sponsorship Sales: Find and maintain sponsor accounts and assist in getting sponsor messages into production and on air.

Funds Sourcing Team Leader: Research National, State, and local availability of grants, funds and any source where the station can obtain financial or other worthwhile gain including applications and follow up.

IT Technician: Maintain and recommend all equipment, assist presenters with IT knowledge.

Program Manager: Consider programs time slots, content, suitability and training, working in conjunction with program scheduling.

Podcast Team Leader: Assist in creating podcasts for regular program time slots as fill-ins 

Promotions Team Leader: Develop a team to promote 96.3fm at regional events, markets, and within State/ Federal and local governments.


To apply:

All applications should be emailed to Peter Bayley, President,  Encore 96.3fm Bundaberg.

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