COUNTY DURHAM CHARITY WELCOMES 100TH EMPLOYEE Tuesday, 3 October 2017
A County Durham charity is celebrating a landmark addition after welcoming its 100th member of staff.
Kathryn Wilson has joined The Auckland Project as a Visitor Experience Officer and will lead the team in running its new Mining Art Gallery which opens later this month.
The 34-year-old, who lives near Consett, County Durham, is the 100th person to join the Project as it works to create a world-class visitor destination in Bishop Auckland.
Currently, 30 per cent of employees are from Bishop Auckland with 51 per cent from County Durham and 19 per cent travelling to work from the North East.
Kathryn joins the team with four years of experience as an engager at Beamish Museum where she found her true calling connecting with visitors after a 12-year career as a solicitor.
In her new role Kathryn will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Mining Art Gallery, working with a team of The Auckland Project staff and volunteers to engage with visitors and offer insight and information on the artworks on display.
Also working at the gallery are Visitor Services apprentices, Perrie Athey, Alicia Simpson, Will Jowett and Jayellen Dixon
The Mining Art Gallery will open on Saturday, October 21 and then daily from 10am- 4pm.
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