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Trustee at Elgin Museum (The Moray Society)

Elgin Museum are currently seeking candidates for the role of Trustee of The Moray Society. They are looking for individuals who can bring insights from a broad range of experience and backgrounds, have a strong interest in the culture and heritage of Moray, and who can help steer Elgin Museum and The Moray Society beyond Covid-19 to become a more resilient and sustainable organisation.

Closing Date 28 February 2023
Contract Type Part time
Location Hybrid
Employer Elgin Museum
Salary

n/a - Voluntary role

About the Role

Elgin Museum is currently seeking candidates for the roles of Trustee of The Moray Society. They're looking for individuals who can bring insights from a broad range of experience and backgrounds, have a strong interest in the culture and heritage of Moray, and who can help steer Elgin Museum and The Moray Society beyond Covid-19 to become a more resilient and sustainable organisation. Trustees will have a strong connection to the Moray area, well-established networks that bring positive benefit to Elgin Museum, and a commitment to delivering our organisation’s vision. Trustees have a duty of care and diligence and are expected to bring their skills to the Board for the benefit of the organisation. Sometimes Trustees will be invited to sit on working task groups appropriate to their skills, or progress and deliver specific projects or activities. We would like our Board to be representative of the community we serve, and actively encourage people of diverse age, gender, background and abilities to consider putting themselves forward. We’re particularly interested in seeking applications from people who have experience in any of the following:

• Fundraising

• Marketing

• Business management

• Environmental sustainability

• Running a cultural organisation

We would be interested to hear about your skills, abilities, and experience even if we haven’t mentioned them above.

Essential Criteria: Strong interest in the culture, heritage and prosperity of Moray General interest in culture, heritage and museums Willingness to act as an ambassador by representing the Museum to the outside world Well-connected at a local and national level Motivated to help drive the museum forward in collaboration with the Board and Elgin Museum’s Management Committee Willingness to devote time and effort to the Society and Museum, including attending trustee meetings and occasional events Highly effective communication and advocacy skills Commitment to the aims and interests of the Museum; Ability to attend four Board meetings and an AGM annually (remotely or in person); Ability to maintain regular contact with the Museum by email and or/in person Membership of The Moray Society

Desirable Criteria: An understanding of museums and/or previous experience within the museum sector; A readiness and ability to take on and deliver agreed projects and areas of activity; Well-developed and effective networking skills in a range of contexts and situations; An understanding and awareness of national (and local) policies relating to museums, culture, heritage and tourism

Trustees do not need to be resident in Moray to apply, however the post of Trustee is not a paid position and no expenses are available. Please visit our website to find out more about the role, how to apply and details of our other vacancies: https://elginmuseum.org.uk/trustees/

Apply here