The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

Job Title: Chair / Trustees
Location: The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Fife
Time Commitment: 6 meetings per year
Contact Details: Click apply button to find out more
Closing date: 2024-04-22

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is seeking a new Chair and Trustees to shape and guide the organisation’s future direction. We are looking for people who are committed to using their expertise and networks in support of our charitable objectives and goals.

Located in Anstruther, the Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland.  The company which operates the museum is a registered charity, and the museum has expanded to occupy several adjacent properties. The charity holds over 65,000 artefacts, including historic fishing vessels and two currently operational vessels, recognised as a collection of national significance.

We are particularly looking for:

  • Financial experience, either in the charity or commercial sector – ideally a mixture of both
  • Experience of developing effective media and communications – as manager or user
  • Senior operational experience in a museum or third sector organisation
  • Experience of effective fundraising and successful grant applications/projects
  • Experience of charity governance and/or legal experience
  • Experience of working with volunteers

Additional information:

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:

Formal Board meetings approx. every two months, alternating between on site and remote meetings.  Trustees also contribute by serving on committees such as the Resources Committee and any ad hoc commitments including correspondence. The aim is for an annual commitment of 12-15 days.

Daytime or evening meetings:      daytime

Closing date for applications:       22 April 2024

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