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SummaryTrustees with experience in building or volunteer management or in fundraising.
We are looking for three talented people to join our board of trustees.
All our trustees share in the overall responsibility for the Museum, but also focus on a specific area. They attend 6-8 board meetings a year and oversee many of the Museum’s activities. If you have a few hours to spare every week, an interest in the history of Tewkesbury, and relevant skills or experience, you may be able to help us.
We are currently looking for trustees to be responsible for:
Building Management – including the security and maintenance of the museum’s 350-year-old building. A suitable person would have a background in construction or facilities management.
Volunteer Management – including recruitment, training, rostering, and complying with relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Someone with an HR background or with previous experience of managing volunteers would be great for this role.
Fundraising. As well as maximising income from donations and events, we need to obtain grants for ongoing improvements to our displays. You’ll need energy as well as fundraising experience for this role.
Tewkesbury Museum is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
About Tewkesbury Museum
The Museum’s statement of purpose is: ‘To collect and preserve objects of relevance to the history of Tewkesbury and its environs. The Museum places special emphasis on the educational potential of its collections by documenting, conserving, promoting and providing access to them.’
The Museum occupies a timber-framed building built in around 1670, leased from Tewkesbury Town Council for a peppercorn rent, and currently in a poor state of repair for which remedial plans – but not funding – exist.
There are approximately 6,000 objects or groups of objects in the collection, arranged over six exhibition rooms, and spanning every period in the town’s history. These are recorded in a ‘Modes’ database.
Two of our displays have been enhanced recently: the fairground display, which consists of a model fairground made in the 1950s together with relevant historical notes; and the Battle of Tewkesbury display, which centres on a diorama of the battle made for the 500th anniversary celebrations in 1971.
Another display, celebrating Raymond Priestley, a survivor of Scott’s Antarctic expedition, is scheduled to be upgraded over the next year or two.