South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Trustee (with responsibility for Exhibitions & Events) - Frome Heritage Museum

The Trustees of the Frome Museum Trust are responsible for its Victorian listed building, an internationally acknowledged range of collections, a nationally recognised reference library and display galleries.


This is a position where the Board is looking for strategic experience and judgement in:

Working at the policy level of a complex organisation

Planning business development and anticipating resource implications

Ensuring corporate consistency of policy and image

Additionally, the Board is looking for vision and relevant experience in developing and guiding a continuing Programme of Exhibitions and Events:

Liaising with fellow-Trustees and operational Management Committee members to encourage and advise those colleagues who are planning and managing exhibitions, displays and presentations.

Ensuring the Programme of Exhibitions and Events is presenting information, impressions and ideas that are consistent with the vision and objectives of the Museum.

Suggesting themes, occasions and personalities that could be the subject of exhibitions or displays.

Encouraging innovation in the presentation of exhibitions and events, and supporting the use of new techniques made available by IT colleagues.


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the extent to which they have the following background: Management experience in a business, public sector or third sector environment. Experience in a museum, library, art gallery or educational environment. Experience in exhibiting or related visual presentation disciplines Good communication skills. Availability for regular Trustees’ and Management Committee meetings (a total of c. 10 meetings per year) usually held on Monday mornings. There will also be a annual Planning Awayday, a Volunteers’ Forum Day and a Museum Open Day.

Please write or e-mail in confidence to: Robert Cuzner, Secretary, Frome Heritage Museum, 1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset BA11 1AT, or robert.a.cuzner@outlook com. with full details of how you can be contacted. Please provide a brief resume of your suitability for this position and details of your current availability.

Organisation name: Frome Heritage Museum

Contact name: Bob Cuzner

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01373454611

Contact website:

Type: Volunteering

Location: 1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset BA11 1AT

Deadline for completed applications: Monday 31 December 2018

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