Zero Net Emissions by 2025

We want you!

Posted on 12 March 2015 by e-news

aahearfromyou-1024x368Positions vacant at MASG

Do you have what it takes to work at MASG? Enthusiasm for environmental issues, working with a community group, want to see real change in the world, starting with local change?

We have three part-time positions that may be right for you.

You may have skills to suit more than one of these positions and should make it clear what you are applying for. We have funding for different periods for each but are working on further funding to extend each position. So there’s a strong future here.

You will be working alongside volunteers and will sometimes need to contribute time over and above your paid hours. You need to be motivated by and committed to the aims of a sustainable community.

Apply for a Position Description for each by contacting the MASG office on 5470 6978 or by emailing Mick Lewin. Closing date for all positions is April 10, 2015.

Wash Against Waste Trailer Coordinator

wash-against-wasteThe WAWT Coordinator will manage the marketing and booking of the WAWT, which is offered to public events. It is currently hired out to 25-30 events per year and we hope to increase it to 40 or more. We have a number of trained operators and volunteers but that needs to be increased as well.
Currently we have funding for three months at half a day a week. We plan to seek funding to extend this period.

Officer Manager/Projects Coordinator

Retro-modern-white-office-HGThe Officer Manager / Project Coordinator Is a key role in the MASG. The position requires a person who can:
• Offer guidance to the MASG Committee of Management (COM) on governance matters
• Use excellent communications skills in dealing with members, volunteers, Committee of Management and the community
• Undertake office administration using skills that include familiarity with office software tools, the internet and social media
• Support MASG sub-committees to:
o Organise and manage events
o Seek sponsorships and advertising
o Develop applications for grants
• Motivate volunteers and catalogue their skills to achieve the best results
• Coordinate smaller projects not managed by a Working Group.
• Support the Accounts Officer in maintaining membership records and the financial accounts as required.
This position has funding for one day a week and a six-month contract will be offered. We understand that the position can require more time than this if it is to be done to its optimum and further funding will be sought to expand it.

Communications Officer

comms_officerThe Communications Officer works with the MASG staff and with the project Working Groups to develop and maintain relationships in the community, with stakeholders and supporters. The CO will support MASG projects and specifically support the Community Renewables projects, presenting their activities to the community.

The Communications officer will act as a focus for the collection of stories supporting our goals and will ensure they are made available to the public and membership through the media and through

MASG e-News newsletter, the web and social media. This position is currently funded for six months at one day a week.




Mad March Hare Special on Memberships!

It has to be said that Hares in Castlemaine do not box the ears of other hares, jump vertically in the air for no reason, or display any peculiarities of their breeding season … that’s March for hares in the northern hemisphere. Locavore hares might be found supping on blackberries, putting on their fetching grey winter coats, or getting their burrows just right.

And they would certainly approve of MASG’s autumnal special on membership.

mASG_MembershipFor the month of March ONLY – join or renew with MASG and receive a gift of your choice from our fantastic range of energy saving devices – from EcoSwitches to Draftstoppas and energy monitors.

Membership valid until July 2015.

Drop into MASG at 325 Barker St to renew, 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday. Or join online and then come in to pick up your gift.

MASG Members’ Forum

We’re working on our Members Forum for Thursday, 26 March at 7.30pm, at the Castlemaine Uniting Church Hall. What would you like to see MASG doing in 2015? What are the exciting projects we are working on now? How can you be involved? Bioenergy, solar, wind?

Come along to our Members’ Forum and find out what MASG’s possibilities are for 2015.

icyrano001p1Last word

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.

~Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, États et empires de la lune, 1656

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