Trustee vacancy – Royal Armouries

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to join the Board of Trustees of the Royal Armouries, the national museum of arms and armour. The appointee will have skills and experience at a very senior level in the management of museums and earlier career experience as a curator, conservator, collections manager or interpretation manager. Expertise specifically in arms and armour is not required.

Although, as with all National Museums, the Royal Armouries is facing difficulties and uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our underlying sustainability has recently, pre-Lockdown, been boosted by the transformation of our commercial operations, which we expect to recover over the next eighteen months. Meanwhile, we are continuing to develop an ambitious Master Plan for the organisation’s future.

Arms and armour are among the products of human endeavour which have had the greatest impact on the history of the world: thanks to humanity’s relentless desire for advantage in attack and defence, they have been pivotal in forming and re-forming its cultural and geopolitical shape. They continue to do so, the consequences of their use are all around us and they will inevitably shape the future.

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

Closing date 18 June.