October 2018 Trustee Vacancies

Almond Valley
Almond Valley Heritage Trust

Can you support an AIM member museum by becoming a Trustee? Here are the latest Trustee vacancies from AIM members for October 2018

Arts Marketing Association (AMA)

AMA have four Board spaces available this year. They are seeking a range of candidates and are particularly keen to hear from people who are in the first seven years of their career in the cultural sector, as well as those who agree with the ambitions they have set in their 360 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The AMA board currently comprises of nine members and they are now holding an election for four places, to bring the total number up to eleven.

They are looking for people who are ambitious, passionate, excited about driving the AMA forward and committed to helping their members reach more and more diverse audiences.

Applications close: 30 October

Find out more information and how to apply at:

Arts Marketing Association (AMA)


Aldeburgh Museum – Suffolk

Roles: Trustees

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

Closing date for applications: November 30, 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:

Aldeburgh Museum – Suffolk


Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association – Birmingham

Roles: Trustees

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.

Daytime or evening meetings: Mostly evening.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  nigel.evans@penmuseum.org.uk

The Pen Museum


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

Closing date for applications: 1st December 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  info@rural-life.org.uk

Tilford Rural Life Centre


British Association of Friends of Museums – non-specific location

Role: Trustee

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.

Daytime or evening meetings: Day time

Closing date for applications: 30th November 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  a.m.walker@hotmail.co.uk

British Association of Friends of Museums


Almond Valley Heritage Trust – Livingston

Role: Trustees

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 rac@almondvalley.co.uk

Closing date: 30 November

Almond Valley Heritage Trust


Medway Queen Preservation Society – Kent

Roles: Trustees

We are looking for 3 or 4 additional trustees to enhance the society’s organisational and marketing capabilities. To improve our online presence, to build footfall at our Visitor Centre and on our ship tours and to strengthen the administrative capabilities generally. The ideal candidates will be prepared not only to guide these activities but also to adopt a hands-on approach in the field of their choice. Allocation of areas of responsibility will be agreed according to the wishes of the successful applicants and skills of the existing board and volunteers.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 12 formal meetings per annum with “work” between meetings according to time available.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime. Usually 3rd Monday of each month starting at 11am

Closing date for applications: No fixed cut-off but applications by end October 2018 would be appreciated.

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  info@medwayqueen.co.uk

Medway Queen


Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre – Sussex

Role: Trustees

We are looking to add to our Board membership, seeking people with an ability to think strategically, assess opportunities and manage risk, provide oversight of staff and volunteers; and with experience of business management in either the public, private, or voluntary sectors.  Prior governance and volunteering experience would be welcome.

We are seeking candidates with skills in the following areas:  museum management, marketing, income generation and fundraising, engagement with educational institutions, community and local engagement, the leisure industry.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Up to 12, monthly in evenings

Daytime or evening meetings: Committee work, if applicable during the day

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  richard.vernon@amberleymuseum.co.uk Or graham.duxbury@amberleymuseum.co.uk

Amberley Museum


Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections – Hampshire

Role: Chair of Trustees

A rare opportunity to take on a transformational leadership role. Could you drive a new chapter for this historic heritage attraction? Following a £3m refurbishment, Gilbert White’s house, garden and Field Studies Centre are helping thousands of visitors to gain knowledge of the natural world and learn about sustainability.

Closing date for applications: 31 Dec 2018

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/opp/chair-board-trustees-17

Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections











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