St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery

Job Title: Trustees
Location: St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery, Hampshire
Time Commitment: 5 meetings a year
Contact Details:

Become a Trustee of St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery

Help us achieve our ambition to become one of the most respected small museums and art galleries in the UK, inspiring the community through art, heritage and culture. Join our friendly and talented group of Trustees to help drive forward the ambitious plans for this independent charity to make a positive impact on the lives of local people.

Next year will be our 25th anniversary and we will be celebrating our wide variety of community focused programmes; from our Art1st Group which provides creative opportunities to those with a wide range of support needs, to our Young Curators panel which provides vocational experience for young people aged 11-16. These programmes and more are supported by our national quality art exhibitions and vital heritage work which draws on the Museum collections to help educate and enrich lives.

In 2023 St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery became an Arts Council England funded National Portfolio Organisation with confirmed funding until 2026. It has never been a better time to become a part of the St Barbe team and to help us continue to grow.

About St Barbe:

  • We are located in Lymington, Hampshire and serve the communities of the New Forest and its coast
  • We have over 20,000 objects in our collection made increasingly accessible through the King Research Room and now on-line
  • We are an Accredited Museum with Government Indemnity status
  • We produce innovative cultural programmes with the aim of diversifying our audience and reaching out to people of varied backgrounds, ages and abilities
  • We work with partner organisations to expand our work in schools, youth groups, dementia homes and rural areas to encourage participation in heritage and creative activities
  • We have an excellent cafe, tourist information point and an attractive gift shop.

We are keen to appoint trustees in the following areas:

  • People who are familiar with fundraising in the charity sector, preferably within the local area
  • People with a strong finance or accounting background
  • People with knowledge of and good contacts in the local business sector
  • Anyone interested in the arts and cultural heritage of the New Forest.

Trustees meet four times a year for quarterly board meetings and once per year for a Board Effectiveness review. St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee and as such the Trustees have serious governance responsibilities, duties and obligations.

Being a Trustee at St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery is an extremely rewarding and enriching experience and we hope you will consider joining us.

Additional information

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee then please do reach out and discuss your application with our Director, Maria Ragan before you apply:

Charity Number: 1018779

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 5

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications:       Open

Contact details or web link for applicants to find out more:

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee then please do reach out and discuss your application with our Director, Maria Ragan before you apply: