Volunteer Fashion Assistant (Runway for Refuge)
We are currently seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to join our team as a Volunteer Fashion Assistant (who will report to our Designer Relationships Manager, Brooke) for ‘Runway for Refuge’ 2023
As a Volunteer Fashion Assistant, you will work closely with the ‘Runway for Refuge’ committee, volunteers, and models contributing to the event's success. You will play a crucial role by ensuring smooth operations backstage and providing assistance leading up to, during, and after the event to deliver a successful and memorable experience.
If you have a passion for fashion, excellent organisational skills, and a desire to assist in making our event a success, we want to hear from you!
Location: New Plymouth, Taranaki.

Administrative Assistance: Provide essential administrative support to the Designer Relationship Manager and committee, including:
  • Assisting with fashion logistics, such as coordinating schedules, and managing and handling inquiries from models and sponsors.
  • Managing our fashion related pre & post event documentation and communication, such as data entry, spreadsheets and emails.
  • Liaise with event sponsors and volunteers to ensure their needs are met and they have the necessary information and support.
Backstage & Event Support: Work closely with the Designer Relationship Manager to assist with various backstage activities, including:
  • Providing support during fittings/rehearsals and coordinating with event committee.
  • Coordinating the flow of models before and during the show, ensuring timely changes and smooth transitions.
  • Assist with event setup and breakdown, including arranging displays, signage, and other event materials.
  • Coordinate backstage activities, ensuring models, designers, and volunteers are well-informed and prepared for their appearances.
  • Collaborate with the event team to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the event.
Key Competencies:
  • A positive attitude, proactive approach, and ability to work well in a team.
  • Strong organizational, communication skills, time management skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and data entry.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends, as required by event schedules.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing demands and responsibilities during the event.
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations and problem-solve effectively.
  • Passion for the mission of Women's Refuge and commitment to supporting their goals.
Join our 2023 ‘Runway for Refuge’ team and be part of an incredible charity runway event that combines fashion and philanthropy!
To apply, please submit your resume to brooke.s.barrett@gmail.com, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position.
Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and the general nature and level of work performed. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change or modification at any time.