Jane Austen’s House

Job Title: Chair
Location: Jane Austen's House, Hampshire
Time Commitment: 3 days per month
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Jane Austen’s House, home of England’s finest novelist and where she revised and wrote all her ground-breaking novels, is seeking a new Chair of Trustees to take this vibrant museum and literary house into its next phase.

The current Chair has steered the museum through its transformation into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, through key Austen bicentenaries in 2013 and 2017, past the challenges of the pandemic-related closure and staggered re-opening, to the completion of major capital works to replace the House’s 70-year-old roof.

We now seek an inspirational individual with experience and dedication to take the House forward as it prepares to mark 250 years since Jane Austen’s birth in 1775, while continuing to develop innovative interpretation and programming to be enjoyed by a truly global audience.

Additional information

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 6 meetings a year plus subcommittees, approximately 3 days per month.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime meetings, a combination of online and onsite.

Closing date for applications:

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