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Location: Eyam Museum, Derbyshire
Time Commitment: Bi-monthly meetings
Contact Details: www.eyam-museum.org.uk/get-involved
Closing date: 2024-02-29
Eyam Museum in the Peak District of Derbyshire is looking for a qualified accountant to take on the role of Treasurer within the next six months.
The successful candidate will become a Trustee of the Museum and will have oversight of the financial operations of the organisation. We have a highly qualified bookkeeper who manages day-to-day payments and receipts, payroll and pension, bank reconciliations and monthly financial reports. The accounts are audited each year.
We are looking for an accountant who will have the experience to advise the other trustees on financial matters, produce an annual budget and monitor performance against that budget, and play an active part in the decision making of the trustee body. While emphasising these skills, we also wish to add to the diversity of our Board, allowing us to better understand and cater for more diverse audiences across the age range.
Eyam Museum’s primary purpose is to tell the story of Eyam Plague (1665 – 66). It is a highly successful organisation – well run, financially secure with substantial reserves and widely respected within the sector. Visitor numbers have quickly returned to pre-COVID levels (at c. 33,000 in 2023) and the organisation is a vibrant and energising place for visitors, staff and Trustees alike. The Museum is a charity and a limited company with a retail arm which is a wholly owned subsidiary company.
The Museum is about to embark on an ambitious Options Project looking at how best to develop our audiences, collections and the building in which they are housed. We will be working with professional consultants and are seeking a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to undertake this work in the next few months.
This is an exciting time to join and to help mould the Museum’s development over the next few years. This is a voluntary role for a candidate who is willing to participate actively, using their skills and experience to help drive the achievement of our Vision.
Appointments are initially for three years, renewable.
Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:
We hold bi-monthly in-person Management Committee meetings which include both Trustees and key employees (the Museum Manager, Curator and Retail Manager who are all part-time). Trustee-only meetings, including the AGM are usually appended to these Meetings. Trustees are expected to agree to attend a proportion of these meetings in person joining via Zoom for the remainder. The meetings are held in the evening.
Daytime or evening meetings: Evening
Closing date for applications: 29 February 2024
Contact details or web link for applicants to find out more:
Organisation website: www.eyam-museum.org.uk