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We are looking for Trustees

Our trustees are responsible for our strategy and governance – which probably sounds rather grander than it is.  They generally have specific professional experience which allows them to take the lead in a particular area of the museum’s activities.  For example, our Collections Trustee heads up a team that cares for and displays our artefacts and other objects, while our Treasurer records our income, pays our suppliers and prepares our accounts.

As well as their specific responsibility, all our trustees attend a board meeting every six weeks where they discuss, in outline, what’s been happening and what they want to happen over the next few weeks, months or years.

At the moment, we’re looking for three new trustees:

  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
    • Our museum is run entirely by volunteers, so the Volunteer Co-ordinator is an essential part of our board.  Critical responsibilities include recruitment, training and rota management
  • Building Co-ordinator
    • Our museum is housed in a beautiful timber-framed building dating from 1760.  It’s a major part of our offering to visitors, but needs someone to make sure it’s safe, secure, clean and well-looked after.
  • Fundraiser
    • Entry to our museum is free, so we rely on donations and income from our programme of talks, walks and other events to raise the money we need to survive.  In addition, we have plans to enhance our exhibitions, which will not be cheap!

If you think you might be right for one of these roles, please contact Paul Drake who will arrange a tour of the museum and an informal chat to explain more about the museum and the role.  E-mail him at finance@tewksburymuseum.org

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