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Marketing Intern, Kuti Wildlife Reserve

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Ever thought about living in a Wildlife Reserve in Africa? Are you a passionate marketer looking to make a difference? Perhaps you're looking for a career break or you're a recent graduate with a stand-out CV? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone who is not only looking for experience in marketing but also wants to put their heart and soul into a project and leave their mark.

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, hardworking, flexible, able to work autonomously as well as in a team, commercial, organised, great with detail, happy to get their hands dirty, be sociable and a great networker...we don't ask for much! 

You'll be an integral member of the small Kuti team and will be required to multi task, whilst maintaining your focus on developing the marketing of this project. You will be working on both international and local marketing initiatives including events, campaigns, PR, website build, donor relations, volunteer recruitment and education outreach. This is a full time role requiring serious commitment but we work hard and play hard and there will be plenty of time to explore the country, go on safari and spend days off  at the lake, just 30 minutes away. If this appeals to you then please read below for more on the project and how to apply. 


Kuti Wildlife Reserve is a stunning 2000 hectare reserve located close to Salima, just an hour and a half from Malawi’s capital city Lilongwe, and 30 minutes from Lake Malawi! 

Set up as a wildlife reserve in 2005, Kuti aims to protect the habitats and wildlife within the reserve, whist benefiting the communities that surround it. Dedicated to supporting the local villages and educating on matters of sustainable living we hope to change perceptions towards wildlife and conservation. As a not-for-profit organisation all the revenue generated through our eco-tourism goes back into the project and helps to fund our community project work. 


You will report into the Manager, focusing on increasing awareness of our project and bringing in revenue to help us continue with our work. Your responsibilities will include:

• Helping to recruit direct volunteers through new marketing channels.

• Increasing interest in our project and acquiring beneficial links through social media/developing blogs etc.

• Increasing local visitation through tactical marketing, in particular for groups/organisations.

• Creating/developing ideas to improve the visitor experience.

• Running and devising fundraising events

• Supporting the education team with visiting school groups and outreach visits

• Re-invigorating our “friends”/membership scheme

• Seeking out local and international press coverage and writing articles for local and international publications.

• Managing volunteers on marketing projects/events/any of the above topics.


In addition to the long list of qualities listed above, you will also need at least 1 years’ experience in marketing/sales. Excellent copywriting skills and computer literacy are a must, at the very least in Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and Excel. Design and web editing skills, photography and photo-shop knowledge are also highly desirable.


We're looking to fill the role as soon as possible and you will need to commit to the role for 6 months, working a 6 day working week with a long weekend off every month. Your accommodation will be provided inside the reserve, amongst management and other staff houses. You will be living in a local-style volunteer house, with solar power and private facilities.  You have your own local style kitchen, cooking on fire stoves, or you may join our volunteers with chef-cooked meals twice a day, costing just $17 per week!  We will collect you from the airport and arrange for transfers to Kuti but all other expenses including flights, visas and insurance are your responsibility.


Send your CV and covering letter to Gen – The deadline for applications is 3rd December 2014, please submit earlier if possible.




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