1. Kids in Museums

Trustees

Hybrid / London

Kids in Museums is looking for new Trustees to join our award-winning charity. We’re looking for people who want to make change in the museum sector to increase access to culture and heritage for children, young people and families.

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Kids in Museums is looking for people who are passionate about improving access to culture for children, young people and families to join our Board of Trustees.

As a Trustee, you can help shape our mission to change the museum and heritage sector to make it better for all children, young people and families, particularly those who currently have the least access. You’ll be joining a dedicated Board that brings a wide range of skills and experiences to the charity and have the chance to become involved with exciting Kids in Museums programmes such as the Family Friendly Museum Award and Takeover Day.

Our Trustees have the opportunity to:

  • Learn new transferable skills such as strategic planning and risk management
  • Join new professional networks in the museum sector and beyond
  • Give something back by improving access to the museum and heritage sector.

All Trustees receive a free package of training and support to help them settle into their roles. All expenses are covered by Kids in Museums.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • An interest in Kids in Museums’ mission to improve access to museums and heritage for families, children and young people.
  • An analytical approach to decision-making.
  • An ability to communicate clearly and engage with a range of different stakeholders, staff and volunteers.
  • A set of skills to enable them to handle challenging situations. This could include offering advice under time pressure if the charity was facing a reputational challenge. Alternatively, it could be providing support and advice on a staff disciplinary process.
  • An ability to give feedback to staff, volunteers and other Trustees kindly and constructively.
  • A strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • A willingness to participate in the charity’s income generation work. This could include representing Kids in Museums at networking events, making introductions to potential supporters or reviewing funding applications.

If you are passionate about our mission, but don’t feel confident you meet all the points on the person specification, we still encourage you to consider applying. We’re keen to widen that range of people on our Board and your perspective may be one we need.

We welcome applications from everyone, but we are particularly keen to hear from first time Trustees, people with disabilities, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people from working-class backgrounds.

Supporting document(s)

  • kim-trustee-recruitment-pack-march-2024.pdf - Download
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