JOB VACANCY: Business Administrator Apprentice, Cornwall Museums Partnership

Cornwall Museums Partnership is a charity that exists to help all museums in Cornwall to thrive, for the benefit of everyone living in and visiting Cornwall. We develop and manage collaborative programmes of work which are designed to help museums raise standards, engage with more people and to be sustainable and resilient. We help museums to do the things that some find difficult to do on their own including advocacy, audience development, fundraising and workforce development.

Possible start date: 18/05/2018

Programme duration: 12 months

Job description

The successful candidate will be joining our small and supportive team based at Krowji in Redruth. You will be working primarily alongside the finance manager and business development manager to undertake a wide range of duties including:

  • Inputting financial information into the bookkeeping system and helping to maintain the accounting records.
  • Undertaking general administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying and answering the telephone.
  • Managing booking of external events and projects.
  • Ordering any stationery or general office supplies that may be required by the team.
  • Maintaining data within the new database once it is fully set up.
  • Contacting museums to collect data (for example their visitor numbers).
  • Supporting the team to run training events when required.
  • Undertaking any other work as requested by the team.

You will be expected to manage your own workload so an organised person with good attention to detail would do well. This role will allow you to develop and grow with excellent support from our team. There are opportunities to attend additional training courses or events to learn more about Cornwall’s cultural and heritage sector to further develop your talents.

For a full job description and additional information please download the pdf document below.

Cornwall Museums Partnership Seeks Chair of Trustees

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Cornwall Museums Partnership is a charitable incorporated organisation which exists to help all museums in Cornwall to thrive. Between 2018 and 2022 we will invest nearly £4.5m in an ambitious programme to promote innovation, help museums to raise standards, improve museums’ business performance, and develop and share new knowledge about museums’ collections to inspire a wide range of people. Put simply, we want to help museums to make people’s lives better by ensuring that Cornwall’s unique cultural identity is shared with and enjoyed by as many people as possible.

Cornwall Museums Partnership is looking for a new Chair to succeed Sir Ferrers Vyvyan who steps down after completing his successful 3 year term in the role, having led the formation of the charity and its entry to the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation cohort.

The Chair will lead the board and ensure its ambitious strategy is effectively delivered. Strong governance skills and experience of senior leadership at board level or equivalent, plus experience of non-executive/trustee governance are essential, and candidates should demonstrate a commitment to CMP’s mission, aims and values, and a willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities. This is a great time to join our charity which is recognised nationally for its innovative, collaborative approach.

For more information please download the role profile at the end of the page.

To apply please send a letter and CV to Ferrers Vyvyan at or call 01326 221224   to arrange an informal discussion about the role.

Closing date for applications 5pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Trustee vacancies at Cornwall Museums Partnership

Help shape a bright future for Cornwall’s heritage
2 Trustee vacancies Cornwall Museums Partnership
4 meetings per year, plus 2 days per month strategic support

Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) is an innovative charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) that exists to support all museums in Cornwall.
Our vision is that Cornwall’s museums will be a strong network of sustainable organisations, at the heart of Cornwall’s culture, creating memorable and enjoyable experiences for all. Between 2018 and 2022 we will invest nearly £4.5m to help museums in Cornwall to thrive. Our ambitious programme will promote innovation, help museums to raise standards, improve museums’ business performance, and develop and share new knowledge about museums’ collections to inspire a wide range of people.
Put simply, we want to help museums to make people’s lives better by ensuring that Cornwall’s unique cultural identity is shared with and enjoyed by as many people as possible. As a board member of CMP, you will provide the strategic direction for the efficient delivery of the charity’s objectives working with over 70 museums, a range of community and business partners, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council to maximise its impact.
You will be a powerful and persuasive ambassador for the charity with funders, donors, members, supporting its ambitious agenda to help all museums in Cornwall to thrive.
We are seeking exceptional individuals with relevant expertise and experience to influence, shape and drive forward our mission.
You will have a track record of strategic leadership in a third sector organisation or commercial business, with a passion for Cornwall, and its future. We are particularly interested to hear from people with a background in finance or business.
You will possess strong communication skills, with the ability to influence a broad range of high-level stakeholders.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic team to help create a bright future for Cornwall’s heritage see the attachment below for a role description.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Job vacancy: Director, Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Role: Museum Director

Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall 

Salary: in the region of £60,000 dependent on experience

Housed in original cable station buildings and wartime tunnels, Telegraph Museum Porthcurno tells the extraordinary story of the scientists and engineers who, from Victorian times, developed and maintained a world-wide network of undersea telegraph cables.  This network formed the blueprint for today’s global fibre network that enables the operation of the internet, the world-wide-web, and international trading.

The Telegraph Museum is an independent, award-winning museum and holds the only nationally Designated Collection and Archive in Cornwall. The Museum is fully-accredited and is administered by the Porthcurno Collections Trust, a registered charity. Within the last few years the Museum has benefitted from almost £3 million investment to improve its exhibitions, visitor experience and buildings – and to create a new learning and archive centre housing its Designated Collection. We are building on the previous investment through a current gallery development programme in the wartime tunnels supported by DCMS Wolfson, Arts Council England, The Pilgrim Trust, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Rank Prize Funds.

The museum are seeking to appoint a new Museum Director to provide strategic direction and administrative and financial leadership for the organisation.  He or she should aspire to support staff and volunteers to provide an exceptional experience for visitors of all ages.  The Director will also have overall responsibility for the designated Archive which houses documents and memorabilia that record the history of communications dating back to the 1870’s.

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of fundraising experience, project management and successful delivery of programmes.  They must also be able to demonstrate an ability to maintain excellent financial control.

Please download our application form and candidate brief for further information and to submit your application. Candidates may also be interested in our museum overview.

Contact Gareth Parry (Chair of Trustees) at for more information.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 8th February 2018.