Who we are
Kids in Museums is an independent charity focussed on making museums open and welcoming to all families, in particular those who haven’t visited before. With a dedicated Board of Trustees and an exciting range of events, partnerships and initiatives, Kids in Museums gives families visiting museums and galleries across Britain a dynamic and powerful voice. The Kids in Museums Manifesto and the Family Friendly Museum Award have been incredibly successful ways of encouraging and guiding museums and galleries across the country to make family visits engaging and enjoyable.
Kids in Museums became a Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England as part of its National Portfolio in 2018. Over the past 12 months, the charity has launched an updated Manifesto, recruited its first ever Young Trustees and Youth Panel, developed a new programme of specialist training and consultancy, refreshed the Family Friendly Museum Award and redesigned its website. In 2020, Kids in Museums will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its Takeover Day initiative and has ambitious plans to develop new programmes.
The Kids in Museums Board of Trustees holds the small Executive Team to account for the charity’s mission and vision, ensuring effective governance of the charity. Trustees support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Executive Director in the future direction of the charity. They develop the strategic direction of the charity and ensure that it operates within legal and regulatory guidelines. As the Kids in Museum staff is small, Trustees can be required to offer advice and skills on certain projects as the need arises.
We invite applications from people who have a demonstrable interest in the power of museums and the arts to transform the experiences and aspirations of children, young people and families. For this recruitment round we are particularly interested in meeting people who have practical, operational experience working in finance who could also join our Finance Committee. We seek applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and encourage all who are interested in the work of Kids in Museums to apply.
Application is by CV and cover letter which should be emailed to Emmajane Avery, Chair of Trustees.
If you would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role before applying, please email Emmajane Avery. Contact details can be found in the role description.
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