Become a trustee – help shape the future of Wessex Museums

Would you like to…

  • Be part of a dynamic, innovative and inclusive museums partnership?
  • Develop your skills in new areas?
  • Build a network of contacts in the arts and heritage sector?
  • Gain experience in strategic planning?
  • Be part of promoting culture and heritage in the South West?
  • Be involved in the planning of exciting art and exhibition programmes across four museums?
  • Use your voice and lived experience to guide our work and give something back to the community?

The Wessex Museums Trust is charity which exists to build the resilience and relevance of our partner museums and others across our region.

Our mission is to support our museums to connect, inspire and add value to peoples’ lives.

We are seeking new trustees who hold strong connections to the region; a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; and have a passion for art, culture and heritage.  We are keen to find trustees who can bring diverse voices and experiences to our board.

We are also interested in individuals with particular experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Organisational/charity leadership and development
  • Campaigning
  • PR/Communications
  • HR
  • Income generation & fundraising

Role profile and application

Find the full role profile here.

To apply please provide:

  • 500 words explaining why you would like to be a trustee for Wessex Museums Trust, and what knowledge and expertise you would bring.
  • A copy of your CV (3 pages maximum).

 Applications should be sent via email to Wessex Museums

 Deadline for applications

Friday, 7 January 2022, 5pm

Any questions or further support

If you would like an informal confidential discussion about the role before applying or would like support or assistance with the application process, please contact us.

Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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