Trustee with Digital Experience

Trustee with Digital Experience

At a glance


  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees


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


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Trustee meetings are bi-monthly; Steering group meetings if required to support the role holder in delivering the strategic objectives.


18 Feb 2022

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 to be the primary gateway to exploring Dartmoor, its history and people.     

Our mission is to collects, conserves and interprets artefacts and stories relating to Dartmoor, its history and people.  We engage with visitors and the local community to inspire diverse audiences and future generations to love and protect 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 can take the lead on our developing our digital objectives including

  • E2 - Engaging with people beyond traditional physical constraints (Non-physical engagement) -such as by establishing ‘wild’ interaction sites on defined Moor locations
  • E5 Visitor experience – developing and maintaining a digital engagement plan that supports a progressive and changing interpretation plan.

The trustee will also provide advice and guidance on digital tools such as ongoing development and maintenance of the website, management tools and networks.  The Trustee will be also be responsible developing the Digital Strategy, setting and managing the digital budget and reporting progress at the Trustee meetings.

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:

  • Experience in a digital role
  • Experience in developing and delivering a digital strategy
  • 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 enabling the museum to move into the 21st Century, to make use of technology to improve interpretation and the overall visitor experience.  It will also support our goal of reaching beyond the physical constraints of the museum through digital engagement onto the Moor itself.

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.    

A few more details

Please include in your application a CV and an accompanying statement saying why you would like to apply for the role and what you could bring to the role.

  • 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...