Can you support an AIM member museum by becoming a Trustee? Here are the latest Trustee vacancies from AIM members for September 2018
Image: Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Tiverton Museum is an award winning independent museum located in the historic centre of Tiverton. It serves communities across Mid Devon, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes. We are planning a major re-development of the Museum incorporating the Visitor Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and provide a new community hub for the town.
Following a governance review we are seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join our Trustee Board who can bring experience and skills in marketing and communications, fundraising, , commercial operation and museum development to help us deliver this exciting project and develop our longer term ambitions.
The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future. For an informal exploratory conversation please contact Pippa Griffith on: 01884 256 295 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: Monday 15th October 2018.
Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd November 2018
Museum of Cambridge
The Museum of Cambridge is a small lively independent museum located in the historic Castle Hill area, adjacent to Kettle’s Yard. We are for and about Cambridge. We are a popular visitor destination and work with communities across the City, providing a wide range of outreach activities and events.
The Museum occupies the former White Horse Inn, a 17th century Grade 11 listed building, the only publicly accessible historic building in Cambridge that preserves its original interior. Our Folklife collection together with our childhood collection, is one of the most important social history collections in the region, based on the collection built up by the folklorist Enid Porter.
We currently putting in place a number of major changes to our governance and management. Our two main priorities over the coming years will be to develop our fundraising capacity and ensure that our finances are well managed with robust systems in place. We also need to continue to develop our research and curation of the collections, and explore the important role that our Museum plays in contemporary Cambridge.
We anticipate that the Trust Board will meet four times a year to set and review our strategic and business objectives. Trustees will also engage with the Business Boards, providing support and advice in their areas of expertise. We are aware that trustees have other commitments and lead busy lives but willingness to become more involved in the Museum’s activities, helping with occasional events or working with the collections would be welcomed.
To help take the Museum forward we are seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join our Trust Board who can bring skills and experience in financial management (treasurer role) , fundraising, commercial operation, buildings maintenance and a knowledge of social and local history. The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and help shape our future.
For and informal exploratory conversation please contact Annie Davis on: 01223 355159.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 28th September 2018.
Interviews will be held on 17th October 2018
Medway Queen Preservation Society – Kent
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re seeking a treasurer as we go through a period of resilience and growth. With suitable experience, you will be able to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs; monitor and report its financial viability; and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. There are 4 meetings a year. Please send a CV and cover letter to email@example.com if you wish to be a part of our exciting project to preserve the heritage of Bromsgrove.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 per annum
Daytime or evening meetings: Evening
Closing date for applications: 5th October 2018
Contact details for applicants to find out more: 07866844314
The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust is seeking a new volunteer Treasurer to take on the task of leading the financial and related matters in the work of this small charity to Protect, Enhance and Promote the Kennet & Avon Canal. The current Treasurer is planning to stand down at the end of 2018 after 6 years in this fascinating and rewarding role.
The candidate does not have to be a qualified accountant, but would be expected to have gravitas, confidence and up to date accounting and business skills, including charity knowledge, to present a finance case to trustees and others within KACT. An ability to present financial affairs to nonaccountants is invaluable. A keen interest in canals, the built environment and boating would be helpful.
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.
We are inviting expressions of interest for a new volunteer role in family and formal learning at Crofton Beam Engines. The role would particularly suit someone seeking work experience as an entry into the museum and heritage sector, and we would support the development of your professional skills through networking and inclusion in professional development events where possible. Applications also welcome from those with experience in education delivery or support. The role requires some flexibility and would involve supporting and leading sessions plus assisting with resourcing them, as well as planning content on occasion. In return, you would develop experience in planning learning sessions and meeting schools’ needs in terms of links to the curriculum.