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Becoming a trustee

Help us to be innovative, accountable, creative and inclusive. Become a trustee.

Here at National Museums Liverpool we are eager to continue growing larger and more diverse audiences. We want our visitors to engage with us in new and exciting ways; and we want you to help us to achieve this.

We manage a number of internationally recognised museums and art galleries, which between them attract more than 2.6 million visitors per year. National Museums Liverpool is the only national museum service in England based wholly outside London. The range of our collections is immense, including archaeology, fine and decorative art, science, natural history, social history and slavery. Reflecting this, approximately 50% of our diverse audiences come from outside Merseyside, and we are acutely aware of our social responsibility to deliver a vibrant museum service that is used widely and valued highly. 

If you are excited about our museums, our mission, our collections, and what we do with them, help us to meet the challenges of the future by joining our board of trustees.

Trustee vacancies

We are now looking to appoint six trustees to assist the Chair in meeting the board’s ambitious aims at a crucial point in the organisation’s history. Our wide-ranging collections and active outreach work programme are overseen by the board of trustees, who provide guidance and expertise on National Museums Liverpool's overall strategy and its practical implementation.

New trustees will bring a strong understanding of governance and the skills, intellect and stature to be an effective member of a high calibre board. They will bring an understanding of the role that cultural institutions play in the community and the potential opportunities for delivering economic growth to the region. We are particularly looking to appoint trustees with specific skills and experience gained from a commercial, legal, architectural or estates background, and will also consider strong applicants with other areas of expertise.

How to apply

Find out more information and how to apply through our employment agency advisors, Saxton Bampfylde Ltd at www.saxbam.com/jobs using job reference EBRE. 

Alternatively, email EBRE@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0862 (during office hours). Applications should arrive no later than noon on 14 September 2015.  

More information

This post is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. We welcome applicants from all sections of society regardless of sex, gender reassignment, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, caring responsibilities, part-time working or other status.

About DCMS and public appointments

Find out more information about the commissioner for public appointments and how to make a complaint. [pdf, 55kb] Further details about public appointments and becoming a trustee are available from the Directgov and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport

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