Trustee vacancy – Museum of East Dorset

The Priest’s House Museum Trust trades as the Museum of East Dorset, an award-winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. We serve communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of exhibitions, events, outreach activities and learning programmes.

The Museum of East Dorset, which incorporates an Information Centre, has recently undergone a major £1.8m refurbishment programme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The works have transformed our visitor offer and will enable us to reach out, support and engage with our wider community, improving our ability to deliver our charitable aims and objectives, and
offering enjoyment, learning and inspiration to visitors of all ages.

The Trust is seeking a new Trustee to join its Board to support the development and delivery of the strategic plan. We are looking for the following skills:

  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Fundraising including from bespoke events, business, community grants, Trusts and Foundations, individual and legacy giving etc.
  • Engagement with Dorset Council (or similar) and wider networks to leverage funding to support the delivery of health and wellbeing projects from the museum for the benefit of local communities
  • Ability to develop meaningful KPIs to measure and assess the impact of delivered health and wellbeing projects.

The role of a Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your own expertise and experience to support and shape the museum’s future. We are looking for Trustees who are diplomatic, computer-literate, able to present ideas and challenge points in a convivial manner, and who can get on with other Trustees, staff and volunteers. Hospitality/tourism or media experience would be an advantage.

The Trust is keen to diversify its Board and welcomes applications from all ages and backgrounds, including those who may not have served as a Trustee. Induction and access to appropriate on-line training will be provided. Applicants may be from outside the East Dorset area, although Trustees must be available to attend four board meetings each year, to sit on at least one committee, and to support museum events through attendance and ad hoc volunteering.

Please send a letter of application and short CV to Mario Roncaglia on no later than 25 April 2022.