Trustee vacancy – Museum of the Home

The Museum of the Home

Are you inspired by the Museum of the Home’s vision to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together? Are you passionate about the cultural sector and its ability to make a difference?

Why not apply to join its Board of Trustees.

The people

The Museum of the Home wishes to appoint three new Trustees who can drive forward the ongoing transformation of the Museum into a truly diverse organisation and the place to explore and debate the meaning of home. These appointments are made by the DCMS Secretary of State.

DCMS and the Museum are committed to ensuring its public appointments are diverse and benefit from a broad range of skills and perspectives, so that the board of the Museum of the Home is representative of the people it serves. The Museum and DCMS encourages applications from those whose experiences and perspectives are currently under-represented on the board and in the Museum sector.

Person Specification

The Museum of the Home particularly welcomes applications from those who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education in a cultural setting
  • Museums, including strategy and partnership building
  • As a practising artist, in any media.

Applications are also welcomed from those with no prior board experience.

Time commitment

Trustees are required to take part in the following meetings:

  • 4–5 board meetings per year – typically 2 hours long, with 1–2 hours of reading reports beforehand.
  • 1 away day – typically 4–5 hours long.
  • 3 meetings of one sub-committee which focus on specific issues – typically 1–2 hours long.


Length of service

Usually 3 years. We recognise that this may not always be appropriate so this can be adapted as necessary.

Board meetings

Meetings are usually held at the Museum of the Home; at the moment they are held on Zoom. Trustees are also encouraged to attend events or exhibitions, but we recognise that people have different demands on their time.


The role, as defined by the Charity Commission, is an unpaid voluntary position.

The Museum will reimburse money you spend taking part in Board business (e.g. travel, caring or support costs).

For the full details and how to apply, please visit the Cabinet Office website>>

Closing date 15 June.