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Jul 22nd 2020

Board Director Vacancies at Cornwall Museums Partnership


Help us to create positive social change with museums


4 board meetings per year, plus 0.5 days per month strategic support

Cornwall Museums Partnership is an independent charitable incorporated organisation, formed in 2015 to provide leadership for Cornwall’s 70 museums; to support them, represent them and give them a voice. We are a sector-leading charity which is not afraid to think differently. Our values of collaboration, inclusivity and innovation inform everything we do.

Our ambition is to be recognised nationally and internationally as a pioneering model of collaborative leadership which promotes innovation and resilience in the museums’ sector and beyond. We want to shift the dial in terms of the impact and value museums create. By working in partnership with museums, we want to help them to use their collections effectively to foster happy, healthy and prosperous communities where heritage is valued and celebrated.

We are looking for 3 people to join the board of our charity. First and foremost we are looking for people who share our values and vision. We are looking for at least 1 person with a strong financial background to join the board and our Finance Committee. We are also interested in people with experience in any of the following: the health sector, the third sector, social justice, law, museums or the creative/ digital sectors. We welcome applications from experienced and new trustees. We will provide a programme of mentoring and training if you have not been on a board before. Although the board members are not remunerated, CMP funds travel expenses for trustees and supports professional development costs where appropriate. Although a passion for Cornwall and its museums is essential, you do not need to live in Cornwall to fulfil this role.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic and friendly charity you can find out more about the role and our impact here; Impact Report 2020. We particularly welcome applications from under 30s, disabled or Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented on our board. Not sure whether your skills fit? Please don’t hesitate to contact our Chair, Fiona Morris, for an informal discussion

Full Role Description

Closing date: Friday 4 September 2020 at 5pm

Shortlisting: w/c Monday 7 September 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 21 September 2020