Trustee - Old Kiln Museum Trust/Rural Life Centre
Old Kiln Museum Trust/Rural Life Centre
04/01/2013 - 13:41
South East, Surrey
The Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum Trust is a visitor attraction which collects and preserves a unique collection of objects and buildings associated with rural village life c.1750 to 1960.
Through its team of dedicated voilunteers it maintains and preserves a way of life once common to local people, whilst providing a unique set of tools allowing skilled craftsmen the chance to exercise their skills and pass these on to the next generation. The trust considers the needs of all its users and seeks to educate and inform them.
- The museum was begun as a volunteer enterprise, and is striving to generate sufficient resources to employ skilled staff to manage the museum and conserve its collections.
- The trustees' role is to provide collective empowerment and connective leadership, sustaining the spirit of the Rural Life Centre and leading change through dialogue.
For more information on the museum and its work please visit www.rural-life.org.uk.
We are looking for trustees with financial, legal, curatorial of business management experience and, above all, enthusiasm.
The trust meets bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings at the museum however the trustees can call in and meet the volunteers at any time during the year.
We would also expect the new trustees to be able to help the Director and management committee with guidance on specific elements of the museum's business and development and to help progress a future development plan for the Rural Life Centre.
Trustee experience or financial, curatorial, legal or business management experience.
Four meetings per year held in the evenings at the museum. We would also like you to occasionally drop in and meet some of the 70+ regular volunteers.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment