September Trustee Vacancies At AIM Member Museums

Can you spare some time to become a Trustee at an AIM member organisation? If so, the following AIM members would love to hear from you.

 

York Museums Trust

Number of Vacancies: 2

Number of Meetings: 7

Daytime or Evening Meetings? Mostly evenings

Skills / Experience / Expectations York Museums Trust (YMT) is an independent charity which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s on behalf of the City of York Council which owns the buildings and their designated collections. Since its formation in 2002 YMT has developed into an innovative, energetic and successful organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding and fast changing environment. The YMT Board led by Professor Sir John Lawton is strong with a broad range of skills and backgrounds. Due to planned retirements, there is a need to recruit new Trustees to join the Board from November 2016. Applications are particularly welcomed from well-connected individuals experienced in some or all of the following sectors: museums (especially collections management and capital projects), finance, digital, fundraising, diversity, and community development / education. Whatever your background, you will have experience of working at a senior level in organisations undergoing change and have an interest in our core areas of activity.

Contact Details More information on the role and York Museums Trust is available here:

York Museums Trust

Closing Date: 30 September 2016

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Photo: ©York Museums Trust

 

 

Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections

Number of Vacancies: 1

Number of Meetings: 8 plus occasional visits

Daytime or Evening Meetings? Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections is a go-ahead and innovative independent museum in Selborne, north east Hampshire. We were founded by a member of the Oates family to commemorate the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, and Captain Lawrence Oates, the polar explorer, and Frank Oates, who explored in Southern Africa and central America in the late nineteenth century. We offer exhibitions on all three men, and in addition White’s garden, restored to its 18th century designs, and a Field Studies Centre visited by 4000 school children a year. Current visitor numbers are 22,000 and these are expected to grow considerably over the next few years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund we will shortly start the delivery of a £3m project to improve the museum’s facilities and interpretation, and to promote resilience and sustainability for the foreseeable future. We have excellent staff and a committed, specialist and energetic group of trustees. A chartered accountant is sought by Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections to join the trustees with particular responsibility for the oversight of management accounting and the annual final report and accounts. You would be joining a high quality and friendly group of trustees and ideally would need to live within 30 miles of Selborne (postcode GU34 3JH). There are four trustee meetings a year, and four meetings of the Executive and Finance Committee which examines the organisation’s work and finances in detail every quarter. We have excellent staff, including two Co-Directors and a strong accounting team. Our charity business structure is currently being reorganised to reflect modern requirements This role would suit a recently-retired or self-employed individual seeking to join a strong team at the start of a very interesting time.

Contact Details Chairman of Trustees Dr Rosemary Irwin: rosemaryshirwin@gmail.com

Closing Date: ongoing

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Photo: © Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections

Framework Knitters’ Museum

Number of Vacancies: 5

Number of Meetings: 6

Daytime or Evening Meetings: Evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

We are looking for Trustees who have skills and experience in business management, marketing, HR, education, finance, law or ICT. Overall we are interested in individuals who can think strategically, be ambitious, and see the big picture. We meet bi-monthly and offer a full induction to the role. We have working groups for specific tasks, which Trustees may be involved with too. Our plans for expansion of exhibition space, retail and catering are well developed, so this is a truly exciting time to join us. If you’re not sure it’s for you, ring us for a friendly, no commitment chat.

Contact Details: Debbie Read on 07711 118398, or 0116 2701222.

Website: Framework Knitters Museum

Twitter: @FrameKnitter

Closing Date: 01/12/2016

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Photo: © Framework Knitters’ Museum

 

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Dates For Your Diary – Upcoming AIM Events

We have created this at a glance guide to all upcoming AIM events so you can see what events are right for you, and also how to book. If you need any other information about these AIM events, please email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

8 September 2016 – Cardiff

AIM Wales Events – UK Launch of AIM Admissions Research Report and AIM Hallmarks in Wales

UK Launch of AIM Admissions Research Report (morning session)

This morning event will launch the official report containing vital research into the impact of charging for admissions on museums and heritage sites, including results from the recent admissions survey. Attendees will receive copies of the summarised report before enjoying a buffet lunch.

AIM Hallmarks in Wales (afternoon session)

Attendees are invited to lunch followed by an afternoon session exploring the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. Guest speakers will reflect on their own leadership approaches and organisational development in light of the Hallmarks and there will be more information about the AIM Hallmarks programme. Thanks to funding from Welsh Government, AIM members in Wales are now eligible to apply for grants via the AIM Hallmarks Awards.

Attendees are welcome to attend either or both events with a buffet lunch included.

Further information and booking: AIM Wales Events  

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Wednesday 28 September – Birmingham

Monday 14 November – London

Reviewing Your Board For Succession Planning

Led by Joy Allen of Leading Governance, this seminar is for any board which needs to recruit new trustees or broaden its range of skills, this interactive workshop will provide practical tips for board succession planning, including how to conduct a useful skills audit and recruitment methods in practice.

Further information and booking: Reviewing Your Board For Succession Planning

Trustees 5Reviewing Your Board For Succession Planning will help any board that needs to recruit new Trustees – join us in Birmingham or London

Tuesday 4 October – London

Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects: Free AIM Biffa Award Seminar

If you are about to start a new capital heritage project or want to deliver a successful interpretation project, this seminar at the London Transport Museum will inspire you and give you the confidence you need. Museums and heritage sites embarking on a major development project will gain invaluable top tips on how to manage processes and planning, how to avoid pitfalls and recognise opportunities and how to manage communications and relationships with key stakeholders and volunteers.

Further information and booking: Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects

Cromford_Mills_-_General_001Museums and heritage sites embarking on a major development project will gain invaluable top tips at our Biffa Award funded seminar in London

19 October – London

Engaging Board Meetings

Led by Anne Murch and Gaby Porter, this workshop is for anyone who has ever felt that their board could be engaging with big, exciting questions as well as the routine oversight of their organisation. It will aim to answer questions such as “How do we engage board members in creative conversations and invite them to contribute their ideas with enthusiasm?” as well as enabling boards to ensure they bring their attention to what matters most for the organisation.

Further information and booking: Engaging Board Meetings

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This workshop is for anyone who has ever felt that their board could be engaging with big, exciting questions as well as the routine oversight of their organisation

 

July Trustee Vacancies At AIM Member Organisations

Can you spare some time to become a Trustee at an AIM member organisation? If so, the following AIM members would love to hear from you.

 

Birmingham Conservation Trust

Number of vacancies: 4

Number of meetings: 8

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Skills/experience/expectations:

Amongst the trustee roles we seek to fill are treasurer, a chair of the management committee of our multiple-award winning Coffin Works museum, and trustees with fundraising experience.

Contact details:  Please email our Director, Simon Buteux simon@birminghamconservationtrust.org. Simon can also be contacted for an informal chat on 0121 233 4785 or 07973 498013.

Further information about BCT is available on our websites:

www.birminghamconservationtrust.org

www.coffinworks.org

Twitter: @BirminghamCT    @coffinworks

Closing date: 15/07/16

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Photo: courtesy of The Coffin Works

 

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology

Number of Vacancies: 2

Number of Meetings: 4-5

Daytime or Evening Meetings: mostly evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA) is a Scottish Registered Charity (SC018418) that created and runs the Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore, Loch Tay. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, this award-winning attraction features an authentic recreation of a loch-dwelling and showcases life in Scotland’s Iron Age to some 20,000 visitors a year, making a significant contribution to the local economy. Now the Trustees are embarking on an exciting new development phase which includes building a new museum and fieldwork centre. Accordingly, the Board is seeking volunteers with strong skills and proven experience in accounting, financial management and analysis, fundraising and marketing to help take this ambitious project forward.

Contact Details: Ms Barrie Andrian: stua@crannog.co.uk

Website: Scottish Crannog Centre

Twitter: @ScottishCrannog

Closing Date: 31/07/2016

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Photo: courtesy of The Scottish Crannog Centre

 

Ryedale Folk Museum

Number of Vacancies: 3

Number of Meetings: 6

Daytime or Evening Meetings: Evenings with one away day per annum

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

Ryedale Folk Museum is a museum of twenty heritage buildings covering six acres in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. In recent months, the Museum has been undertaking a process of business transformation while retaining its aspirations to be central to the community and including its role as an educational establishment. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with knowledge and skills in the following; professional museum experience, fundraising, primary education, historic buildings, personnel management and commercial expertise (including retail and events).

Contact Details: Jennifer Smith, Director 01751 417367 or trustees@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Website: Ryedale Folk Museum

Twitter: @RyedaleFolk

Closing Date: 31/07/2016

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Photo: courtesy of Ryedale Folk Museum

 

Huguenot Museum

Number of Vacancies: 4

Number of Meetings: 6

Daytime or Evening Meetings: Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

The Huguenot Museum is the country’s first museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Huguenots, Britain’s first refugees. The Museum explores the story of their persecution in France and flight to Britain, the communities they established, the crafts trades and skills they brought with them to this country and the legacy they left behind. The Museum has an important role in drawing links with Huguenot history and culture and its ongoing relevance today.  The Board seeks new Trustees in order to bring in additional expertise to help the Museum as it enters the next stage on its journey. We are looking for people who will be committed to supporting the Huguenot Museum and can draw on their professional skills and knowledge to offer guidance and in some cases, practical support, to a small staff team. Our new Trustees will be brilliant advocates of the museum, key to enabling the museum to secure support for its activities from a range of donors and stakeholders. We are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds and we are particularly looking for people with substantial experience in any of the following areas:Business, financial and charities management, Fundraising, Museums and education, Retail management, Marketing/media/PR, Local knowledge of Kent and Medway, Arts practitioners

Contact Details: Emily Fuggle, Director, 01634 789 347

Website: Huguenot Museum

Twitter: @huguenotmuseum

Closing Date: 01/08/2016

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Photo: courtesy of The Huguenot Museum

 

Museum of Bath at Work

Number of meetings: 4

Daytime or evening meetings: day

Skills/experience/expectations:

Treasurer, living in the Bath area and able to keep our accounts up-to-date, liaise with the Director on a weekly/fortnightly basis and prepare annual accounts for submission to Companies House and the Charity Commission. Marketing and fundraising roles to work with the Friends, trustees & the Director. The marketing role would be to ensure that we maintain a high profile locally and nationally. The fundraising role would be to develop a strategy for ensuring that we maintain a sound financial position and that funds can be secured for special events. Good communication skills with qualifications & experience is required

Contact details: Trevor Turpin. trevor.turpin@btinternet.com

Website: Museum of Bath at Work

Twitter: @BathAtWork

Closing date: 15/8/16

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Photo: courtesy of Museum of Bath at Work

 

Framework Knitters’ Museum

Number of Vacancies: 5

Number of Meetings: 6

Daytime or Evening Meetings: Evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

We are looking for Trustees who have skills and experience in business management, marketing, HR, education, finance, law or ICT. Overall we are interested in individuals who can think strategically, be ambitious, and see the big picture. We meet bi-monthly and offer a full induction to the role. We have working groups for specific tasks, which Trustees may be involved with too. Our plans for expansion of exhibition space, retail and catering are well developed, so this is a truly exciting time to join us. If you’re not sure it’s for you, ring us for a friendly, no commitment chat.

Contact Details: Debbie Read on 07711 118398, or 0116 2701222.

Website: Framework Knitters Museum

Twitter: @FrameKnitter

Closing Date: 01/12/2016

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Photo: courtesy of Framework Knitters’ Museum

Dates for AIM Trustee Seminars Announced

As part of the AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme, AIM is launching a new series of in-depth seminars for trustees of museums, galleries and heritage organisations. These seminars build on the introductory regional workshops for trustees held in March and April and offer greater insight into some of the topics raised by attendees at those events.

All the seminars are free and open to trustees who are members of AIM or come from AIM member organisations. For further information about any of the seminars or to book your place please email: shanna@aim-museums.co.uk

Engaging Board Meetings, led by Anne Murch and Gaby Porter

Manchester, 7th July, 12.30 – 4.30pm or London, 19th October, 11.30 – 3.30pm

Strengthening the Chair/Chief Executive Relationship, led by Hilary Barnard and Ruth Lesirge

London, 15th July, 11.30 – 3.30pm or York, 12th December, 11.30 – 3.30pm

For this seminar, we strongly encourage Chief Executives and Chairs of Trustees to attend as a pair.

Reviewing your Board for Succession Planning, led by Joy Allen of Leading Governance

28th September, Birmingham, 11.30 – 3.30pm or 14th November, London, 11.30 – 3.30pm

There will be more information about all of these seminars in the first edition of the AIM Trustee e-Newsletter, published later this month. To sign up for this free new round up of information, news and opportunities of particular relevance to Trustees, please email: shanna@aim-museums.co.uk or visit www.aim-museums.co.uk

The AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme is supported by Arts Council England and sponsored by Development Partners.

April Trustee Vacancies at AIM Member Organisations

Can you spare some time to become a Trustee at an AIM member organisation? If so, the following AIM members would love to hear from you.

 

Organisation: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Location: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Role(s):  Trustees

Number of vacancies: 2

Closing date: 11.59pm, Monday 2 May 2016

Website: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 Board meetings per year plus preparation, plus project-based work (often by email or phone), Museum events when possible.

Board members should understand the issues pertinent to successful governance of a charity; an ability to think strategically and to constructively question and review reports, finances, forward plans, overall objectives, major resourcing issues and potential risks; and have a clear interest in Museum objectives to promote the art of literature and creativity. We are particularly looking for candidates with a background in Human Resources and/or Finance. Catering and Retail experience would be welcome. Board members also gain new experiences and knowledge through working with a group of leaders with backgrounds in museums, publishing, business, theatre, the law and education.

Contact details: If you are interested in being considered for the role of RDMSC Board Member please send a current CV and a short statement outlining what you might bring to the governing body of the Museum for attention of Company Secretary Eunice Wennberg office@roalddahlmuseum.org

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Organisation: The Cynon Valley Trust

Location: Aberdare, south Wales

Role(s): Treasurer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: The Cynon Valley Trust Facebook

The Cynon Valley Museum Trust is in the final stages of negotiations before taking over the Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery in Depot Road, Aberdare, South Wales. The Trust requires a Treasurer with financial and fund raising experience to work with this charity as the plans to re-open the above iconic, accredited venue gathers pace. With an exciting programme being planned the Trust would welcome applications from anyone interested in joining this community venture to keep this unique museum financially sustainable for future generations.

Contact Details:  For more information please contact:
Dinah Pye (Chair – Cynon Valley Museum Trust) on 01685 813318 or please send a CV to dp.ams@sky.com

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Organisation: Stotfold Mill Preservation Trust

Location:  Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Role(s): Trustees

Number of Vacancies: 4

Closing date: 30 April 2016

Website: Stotfold Mill

Stotfold Watermill is run by volunteers. The mill burnt down in 1992 and has been completely restored. It opened to visitors in 2006 and produces quality stone ground flour. We are looking to recruit people with skills in the following areas: business management; strategic development and planning; governance of charities and financial management.

Contact Details: Apply in the first instance by email to enquiries@stotfoldmill.com

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Organisation: The Judge’s Lodging Trust

Location: Presteigne, Powys

Role(s): Chair and a Board of Trustees

Number of Vacancies: 7

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: The Judge’s Lodging

The Judge’s Lodging Trust will shortly be acquiring the freehold of the Shire Hall in Presteigne. This will enable us to embark on an exciting new development to realise the potential of the building as a centre for learning and discovery of everyday life and justice in the Welsh Borders. We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and a Board of Trustees with experience in financial management, marketing and fundraising, volunteering and heritage management to work with our newly appointed Development Manager to shape our future and raise our profile.

Contact Details: Sam Hunt at info@judgeslodging.org.uk

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Organisation: British Association of Friends of Museums

Location: Home based

Role(s): Vice Chairpersons

Number of Vacancies: 2

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: British Association of Friends of Museums

As positions are home based good telephone and E-mail skills are essential. A good inside knowledge and past experience of working with Friends Groups and Volunteers is desirable in order to understand their priorities and problems. We need two Vice Chairpersons, one will take over the Chairman’s role in October after a six-month introductory period and the other will support the new Chairman and ultimately take the chair at a later date.

Contact Details: Phone or e-mail the incumbent Chairman Bernard Rostron for an informal discussion and a full disclosure of what duties are involved. Alternatively write to 23, Newhouse Crescent, Norden, Rochdale OL11 5RW

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Trustee Position Sought:

London – willing to travel 20-30 miles for right organisation

Are you available for daytime/ evening meetings: Some daytime, mostly evenings

Skills/experience you could offer: Culture change/customer service/people management/media management/operations/visitor experience/security/commercial income generation/stakeholder management/strategic planning

If you would like putting in contact with this person, please email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

 

Sharing Experiences & Ideas: AIM Sessions For Heritage Trustees

It was a gloriously warm and sunny day that greeted us in Coventry yesterday for the latest AIM trustee session held at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. The session was the latest in a series of activities that AIM has created as part of the AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme to support trustees from AIM member organisations and across the whole heritage sector.

Funded by Arts Council England and sponsored by Development Partners, the session started with an introduction to the overall AIM Hallmarks by Trainer, Rachel Hunter, who outlined how clearer museum governance can help trustees to understand their collective and individual roles and responsibilities. Alongside the AIM Hallmarks, the AIM Golden Rules for Good Governance featured prominently as a useful guide to best governance practice.

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Session Trainer, Rachel Hunter, has been leading the sessions across England along with Marilyn Scott

Trustees from museums and heritage organisations across the Midlands and South West attended the session and the positive and upbeat atmosphere in the room matched the weather outside as they shared experiences and discovered practical ideas that they could put into place at their own museum. Some of the top tips from the participants included:

*Pose agenda items as questions – to help save time and to help trustees really understand what is needed

*Make time for away days – to give trustees time to think about overall governance and not only the day to day running of the organisation

*Put governance on the agenda – to ensure that it is discussed alongside organisational topics

*Write for digital – amend your annual report for the web and include images to help make a compelling story for your museum

*Advertise your trustee vacancies – if you need more trustees, advertise vacancies if possible. The AIM Trustee Portal is ideal for this

*Make your AGM work for you – use your AGM to meet and greet the public, local stakeholders and to aid transparency

*Keep updated on governance topics – sign up for the new AIM Trustee Newsletter to help stay on top of governance issues

There are still a few AIM trustee sessions left to run, so I asked Rachel Hunter why people should consider attending. “These sessions bring together board members from independent museums of all sizes and allow participants to learn from each other,” she explained. “The sessions give trustees the opportunity to step back and reflect on what they are doing and how they can make positive improvements and changes at their organisation.”

 

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Sharing experiences and exchanging ideas with other trustees gives chance to reflect

Upcoming AIM Trustee Sessions

 Seven Stories, Newcastle – 18 April 2016

Lime St, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

Website: Seven Stories

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham – 19 April 2016

High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Website: Galleries of Justice Museum

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

Hughes Hall, Cambridge – 20 April 2016

Wollaston Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EW

Website: Hughes Hall

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

Throughout this year and next, AIM will also be launching other new initiatives to support Trustees including workshops, a dedicated governance newsletter and board development programmes. If you would like to keep informed about these exciting new schemes, please sign up for the Trustee Newsletter or email: helenw@aim-museums.co.uk

 How To Book

Please download the booking form below and email it back to: emma@aim-museums.co.uk

Booking Form: BOOKING FORM Trustee events 2

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Helping Museum Trustees to Get Ahead: Free AIM Governance Sessions

Being a museum or heritage trustee is a rewarding but sometimes daunting task, so as part of the AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme, AIM has introduced a series of special sessions tailored to meet the needs of trustees today.

These free sessions are suitable for all trustees: you might be a new trustee and unsure of your responsibilities or a more experienced trustee who would like the opportunity to network and share your experiences with others – no matter what your background, these sessions will help you to gain confidence in your role.

Supported by Arts Council England and sponsored by Development Partners, each session will show you how to strengthen governance in your museum to help it prosper and thrive. The sessions will also inspire and revitalise the way you work by offering fresh thinking, a chance for reflection and a mutually supportive peer network.

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The sessions will inspire and revitalise the way you work by offering fresh thinking, a chance for reflection and a mutually supportive peer network

 

Participants will benefit from:

*A session covering the roles and responsibilities of Trustees led by a governance expert

*The chance to share ideas and experiences with Trustees from other museums in your region

*An overview of the AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme: the chance to find out how the AIM Hallmarks can support your museum, and to request further support

*The opportunity to build a mutually supportive peer network

*The chance to sign up for the new AIM Trustees newsletter, further workshops, Chairs’ lunch at AIM Conference in Edinburgh and future funding news

*Refreshments and AIM governance material will also be included

*At most events, trustees will also have the opportunity to visit the host museums, with tours offered in some cases

“Good governance is critical to the success of an organisation, but can sometimes be put aside due to the day to day operations,” explained Rachel Hunter, who along with Marilyn Scott will be leading the sessions on behalf of AIM. “These sessions will give Trustees the chance to focus on their role, to assess how they contribute and to think about where governance features on their board agendas.”

Dates and Venues

Woking: The Lightbox – 14 March 2016 (3-5pm)

Exeter: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery – 15 March 2016 (3 – 5pm)

London: The Museum of the Order of St John– 16 March 2016 (3-5pm)

Manchester: The People’s History Museum – 23 March 2016 (2.30 – 4.30pm)

York:  The Bar Convent – 13 April 2016 (3-5pm)

Coventry:  The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum– 14 April 2016 (3 – 5pm)

Newcastle: Seven Stories – 18 April 2016 (3 – 5pm)

Nottingham: Galleries of Justice Museum – 19 April 2016 (3 – 5pm)

Cambridge: Hughes Hall – 20 April 2016 (3 – 5pm)

Further information about each venue, websites and directions: AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme

Event Schedule

Welcome and introductions

Presentation: Strengthening your museum with better governance

Discussion: Roles and responsibilities, leadership for trustees and for managers

The AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme: Your chance to find out more

Tea, cake and networking

How To Book

Please download a form:  booking-form-trustee-events-2 and email it to: emma@aim-museums.co.uk

Governance Session Information Sheet: Trustee Sessions Information Sheet

If you can’t attend any of these sessions but would like to subscribe to the new AIM Governance newsletter, please email: emma@aim-museums.co.uk

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AIM Launches New Hallmarks Governance Programme

One of the Hallmarks identified by AIM as contributing to a Prospering Museum is Governance. Successful museums are those where Trustees and senior staff or volunteers understand their different roles and work together towards a shared purpose – so how can we ensure that harmonious relationships are established and nurtured?

To support Trustees from AIM member organisations, AIM has just launched the first in a new series of development activities as part of its overall AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme. Supported by Arts Council England, AIM has created regional events across England so that Trustees can meet other board members from different organisations, share experiences and discover practical ideas.

These informal and useful sessions will explore best practice by posing scenarios for discussion which will enable Trustees to share actual experiences. This will result in constructive actions for Trustees to take back to their respective organisations to help them prosper. These sessions are free for Trustees of AIM member organisations and can be booked by using the form at the end of this page.

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Need some practical ideas on governance? Sign up for the regional AIM Trustee events

 

The dates and venues for these sessions are:

 

The Lightbox, Woking – 14 March 2016

Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA

Website: The Lightbox

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter – 15 March 2016

Queen St, Exeter EX4 3RX

Website: RAMM

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

The Museum of the Order of St John, London – 16 March 2016

St John’s Gate, St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ

Website: The Museum of the Order of St John

Starts at 3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

The People’s History Museum, Manchester – 23 March 2016

Left Bank, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3ER

Website: The People’s History Museum

2.30pm – 4.30pm cake and refreshments included

 

The Bar Convent, York – 13 April 2016

17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ

Website: The Bar Convent

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry – 14 April 2016

Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP

Website: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

Seven Stories, Newcastle – 18 April 2016

Lime St, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

Website: Seven Stories

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham – 19 April 2016

High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Website: Galleries of Justice Museum

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

Hughes Hall, Cambridge – 20 April 2016

Wollaston Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EW

Website: Hughes Hall

3pm – 5pm cake and refreshments included

 

Throughout this year and next, AIM will also be launching other new initiatives to support Trustees including workshops, a dedicated governance newsletter and board development programmes. If you would like to keep informed about these exciting new schemes, please email: helenw@aim-museums.co.uk

How To Book

Please download the booking form below and email it back to: emma@aim-museums.co.uk

Booking Form: BOOKING FORM Trustee events 2

 

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Trustees Needed: Bursledon Brickworks Trust

The Bursledon Brickworks is a Grade II* site of international importance between Portsmouth and Southampton and is the last steam driven brickworks. The Bursledon Brickworks Trust is now seeking four new Trustees including a Chair.

Skills and experience required include:

*Interest in industrial heritage

*Fundraising

*Marketing and publicity

*Museum development

Successful applicants will be required to attend approximately twelve meetings per year.

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For further information, please contact:

Pamela Moore on:  023 8027 5153

Email: enquiries@hampshirebuildings.org.uk

Closing date: 31 March 2016

Website: Bursledon Brickworks

Discover and Discuss the AIM Hallmarks in Manchester

If you couldn’t attend the recent AIM Hallmarks event in London, there are still places for the upcoming ‘Discover and Discuss the AIM Hallmarks’ event at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on Wednesday 13 January 2016.

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This event will give an overview of the ideas underpinning the AIM Hallmarks and will explore the importance of organisational culture and purpose with speakers who are leading practitioners and thinkers.

Hilary Barnard and Ruth Lesirge from HBRL Consulting will be talking about the ‘Dynamics of Executive and Governance Leadership’ and Janet Barnes, former CEO of York Museums Trust, will talk about her experience of leading an organisation through significant change, reflecting particularly on the changes to organisational culture required. In addition, Richard Evans, Director, Beamish, the Living Museum of the North will also be speaking.

This event will also provide networking opportunities and the chance to ask AIM staff any questions about the new AIM Hallmarks Investment  and Hallmarks Learning  programmes.

Free tickets can be booked online here:

  Discover and Discuss the AIM Hallmarks in Manchester

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