Chair, Board of Trustees

The Museum of Cambridge is a place where people can discover, engage with and celebrate the many and diverse stories of our city, the surrounding areas and the people who live there.

We are seeking a new Chair for our Board of Trustees, to take us through a transformational period of reorganisation and consolidation, leading to a resilient museum.

As a dynamic, motivated and committed leader and manager, with previous experience of enhancing and strengthening charitable organisations through well-balanced and sustainable income generation, you will join our nine-strong Board of Trustees as we embark on the challenge to restructure the Museum of Cambridge for the future. You will help to expand our range of skills and build our knowledge as we take the Museum through the next planning cycle and beyond.

A Trustee Recruitment Pack for this unpaid role can be found at:


More information about the Museum of Cambridge is available from our website:


We would particularly welcome applications from women, younger candidates and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

Deadline for applications: Noon, Thursday 24 August 2017

SWIM Project

The SWIM Project (Strengthening the Workforce in Museums) is building resilience in 14 Independent, Accredited museums across Cambridgeshire. We are currently recruiting for a number of Trustee roles – please see http://www.volunteercambs.org/trustees for further details.

Tagged as: heritage, museum, volunteer

About Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge tells the story of the city and surrounding area: its people, its environment and its development, and is based in a former coaching inn, a Grade II listed building.

We are normally open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, interpreting the 20,000-strong social history collection, engaging our 8500 annual visitors with exhibitions, workshops, lectures, schools’ sessions and family activities.  The folklore collection is of huge regional significance.