Can you support an AIM member museum by becoming a Trustee? Here are the latest Trustee vacancies from AIM members for November 2018
The Brunel Museum – London
Brief description of Trustee role(s):
A new Private Sector Fundraising Trustee, to take oversight responsibility for developing a strategy and action plan to increase our income from private sector sources – individuals and companies.
A new Museum Management Trustee, to take oversight responsibility for developing a strategy and action plan for optimising the use of the Museum’s buildings, displays and collections to convey our key messages to target audiences.
A new Engineering Trustee to take on two main areas of responsibility a) Acting as a link between the Museum and the world of engineering, and b) Providing management oversight of the significant infrastructure developments that we are planning over the next four years.
A new Treasurer to take oversight responsibility for the Museum’s financial management and future strategy.
We have only two employees, five Trustees and no paid administrative staff currently, so – in common with all our existing Board members – we are looking for new Trustees who are prepared to be hands-on and administratively self-sufficient, as well as strategic and managerially astute when necessary.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Monthly Trustee Meetings. Time commitment approximately eight hours per month.
Daytime or evening meetings: Evenings (typically 6 pm to 8 pm). Occasional daytime meetings in London on particular issues.
Closing date for applications: December 21, 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more: John Attree. firstname.lastname@example.org. 07852 030308. 020 8444 7509.
Brief description of Trustee role(s): The Wessex Museums Trust is seeking a Chair and Treasurer to join our trustee board at this exciting time in our development.
The Wessex Museums Partnership comprises the four museums which best tell the stories of Dorset and Wiltshire from prehistoric times to the present day – Dorset County Museum, Poole Museums, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. Together we are a charitable incorporated organisation – the Wessex Museums Trust – and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Our ambition is to inspire more people to explore and enjoy the outstanding art and heritage of our region.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Time commitment: approximately 3 days per month. Trustees are expected to attend 6 Board meetings per annum.
Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more:
Wessex Museums Partnership Manager
Organisation Facebook account: Wessex Museums
The Archive of Microcars – Kent/Surrey
Brief description of Trustee role(s): The Archive of Microcars is a newly formed charity based in Kent/Surrey but serving all of the UK and supporting Microcar clubs and societies worldwide.
We are looking for a volunteer treasurer with suitable experience, who will maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs; monitor and report its financial viability; and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. Our income and expenditure are very low and should not exceed £25 000 per year. All meetings and decisions are handled on line as the trustees are spread over the UK.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Probably 1 hr per week
Daytime or evening meetings: On line not specific
Closing date for applications: 30 December 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more:
Please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com if you wish to be a part of this forgotten part of motoring history.
Three positions, with preferred backgrounds and experience in education and community development, fundraising, and heritage conservation. Aldeburgh Museum has recently been awarded a £800,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to modernise the Museum and remodel the presentation of the collections. The roles are voluntary and unpaid, and applicants should be passionate about heritage, and offer energy, creativity, and some free time. The new Trustees will join an existing Board of six Trustees and have the opportunity to help shape the future of the Museum at this exciting and challenging time.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 12 Board meetings per annum plus on average one to two days a month approximately depending on the Museum’s business arising outside of Board meetings
Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime, with occasional early evening meetings with the Museum’s stewards and volunteers
Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association – Birmingham
The Board of Trustees is seeking new members to assist the museum to grow and develop. Applicants are required to be actively involved and contribute towards the delivery of the strategic aims of the Museum. In particular, the board encourage applicants with finance and marketing backgrounds in the charity and heritage sectors.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Seven meetings per annum including Annual General Meeting. Time commitment approx. 15 hours total.
Old Kiln Museum Trust, Tilford Rural Life Centre – Surrey
Role: Trustee (Curatorial)
The Tilford Rural Life Centre, an accredited independent ten-acre open air museum with forty thousand artefacts including buildings, seeks a Trustee to bring strategic leadership to curation, conservation, interpretation and management of the collection. Ideally the candidate will have significant collections management experience and a knowledge of rural history.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Minimum Four meetings + approx. 2 strategy days per annum
Daytime or evening meetings: Evening meetings and strategy days on the weekend
British Association of Friends of Museums – non-specific location
Can you contribute to our mission to support and celebrate museum Friends and volunteers across the UK? We need a proactive advisor to the Council with the skills to ensure we meet the financial standards of a Registered Charity. Our funding comes from subscriptions, an insurance scheme and grants.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 3 to 4 Council meetings p.a. in London. Occasional meetings with Chair/Vice-Chair and Administrator at venue to be agreed. AGM – variable venue. Time commitment varies across annual cycle. Average 2 hours per week.
The Almond Valley site welcomes over 130,000 visitors each year, we employ over fifty staff at the height of the season and have annual turnover in excess of £1m. In planning for the continued growth and development of Almond Valley, we now aim to recruit a number of new Trustees to join the Board and play their part in steering the charity to continued success.
As a Trustee, you will contribute to the sound governance of the charity, drawing on relevant experience and skills to set strategic policies and promote the progress of the organisation. You will have an affinity with the work and culture of the Trust and may bring special insight into a area of interest relevant to the Trust’s objectives.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Board meetings are held six times a year at Almond Valley: usually on a Wednesday evening between 18.30 and 20.00. Trustees might also choose to participate in occasional working group meetings or other development activities
Contact details for applicants to find out more: If further information is required, please phone our director, Robin Chesters, for an informal discussion; otherwise please e-mail a brief personal profile, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org