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Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Trustees needed

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the Trustee Board.

The Priest’s House Museum & Garden is an award winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. It serves communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes.

The Museum has recently been awarded Heritage Lottery funding for an exciting major re-development of the Museum incorporating the East Dorset Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage new audiences.

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the Trustee Board (two of the vacancies are due to current Trustees coming to the end of their tenure) who can bring experience and skills in some of the following areas:

  • Accountant/treasurer
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Digital marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources with focus on learning and development
  • Local networks – to be well connected across local, regional and national networks
  • Retail, hospitality and tourism

In order to help us deliver this exciting project and develop the Trust’s longer term ambitions.

Each Trustee is a Non Executive Director, which is a voluntary unpaid position providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future.

For an informal confidential discussion to hear about the opportunity and the Priest’s House Museum Trust, and for a recruitment pack please contact:

Emma Ayling, Museum Director on 01202 882533 or e-mail


You are invited to apply in confidence by submitting your CV, together with a brief covering letter highlighting why you want to be a Trustee, outlining your suitability to the role and how you feel you can contribute with reference to the skills and experience we are seeking (please refer to recruitment pack), any other information which you think will help the Selection Panel, and clarifying where you heard about the Trust.

Download Trustee recruitment pack

Please post or email your application, in confidence, to:

David Morgan
Priest’s House Museum & Garden
The Museum of East Dorset
23-27 High Street
Wimborne Minster
Dorset BH21 1HR


Deadline for applications: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Interviews will be held at the Priest’s House Museum & Garden on: Tuesday 23 October 2018

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