Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J69534
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital Trustees
  • Project / programme management
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations

Where

Okehampton, EX20 1HQ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? None

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 0-3 hours / week
Trustee meetings are 8 weekly; Steering group meetings may be required to support the role holder in delivering the strategic objectives.

Deadline

30 Nov 2020

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is seeking trustees who have vision and enthusiasm, combined with a love of Dartmoor to help with our exciting transformation to a dynamic museum that is relevant to the future.  

What will you be doing?

Our vision is for the Museum of Dartmoor Life in 5 years time to be the primary gateway to exploring Dartmoor, its history and people by engaging local and global communities through a vibrant centre, mobile exhibitions and an interactive online presence that captures and interprets stories of Dartmoor in exciting and inspiring ways and in collaboration with partners.  

Our mission is to collect, conserve and interpret artefacts and stories of Dartmoor, its history and people so that we can inform and educate visitors and the local community and inspire future generations to love and preserve the Moor and its heritage. 

We are looking for trustees that can help us deliver this exciting new vision and transformation from a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.    

In particular we are looking for a trustee that has enthusiasm and is willing to take the lead in activities as required to help deliver the strategic objectives.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal volunteer will first and foremost have a love of Dartmoor and enthusiasm for conserving its history. Other skills, experience and behaviours include:

  • Integrity
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively

What difference will you make?

This role will be instrumental in transforming the public perception of a rural museum in Okehampton to one which is the primary gateway to exploring the whole of Dartmoor, its history and people.    

We currently have approximately 8000 visitors a year and we would like increase this to 50,000 by 2024 by expanding our business model to reach beyond the physical boundary of the museum building and onto the moor itself through digital integration. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a great opportunity to be involved at the development stage of our 5 year strategic planning and influence the approach the museum takes to achieving our vision.  This is a chance to work with a dynamic team committed to conserving the history of Dartmoor and inspiring future generations to love and preserve the Moor and its heritage.    

Before you apply

Causes
  • Museums / heritage
  • The object of the CIO is to provide, maintain and develop the Museum of Dartmoor Life for the public benefit.

    The museum exists to provide opportunities for visitors, volunteers and members...