Opportunity: Climate Champion Trustee - Museums Association

Opportunity: Climate Champion Trustee

The Museums Association is seeking a trustee to join our board as a climate champion for a three year term.

  • Organisation: Museums Association
  • Salary: Unremunerated but expenses are reimbursed
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Closing date: 05.07.2021

Job description

We are a small independent charity that campaigns for museums to change lives and has a vision of inclusive, participatory and sustainable museums at the heart of their communities.

We know that the climate crisis is having a devastating impact on our planet and we believe that museums can play a critical role in raising awareness, changing behaviour and championing change with our communities.

A core aim in our Strategic Framework 2020-21 is to campaign for museums to address the climate crisis and we are seeking a trustee with experience in this area to join our board.

Becoming a trustee is a great opportunity to help us to develop new policy, and advocate to governments across the UK and other stakeholders on behalf of museums. Our board is made up of a diverse group of people who work in and with museums. The board works closely with the senior management team to deliver our strategic aims.

Person specification

In addition to the qualities needed by all board members set out in the role description, this trustee should also demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of campaigning on sustainability and climate issues
  • Passion and commitment to tackling the climate crisis
  • A track record of making change on sustainability and climate issues
  • An understanding of how museums can engage with their audiences to awareness of climate issues
  • A vision for championing change in museums

It would also be desirable but not essential to have knowledge of the museum sector.

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to charlotte.lindus@museumsassociation.org with subject heading ‘Climate champion trustee’.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 5 July 2021.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on 2 August 2021.

We welcome applications from people with a range of diverse backgrounds, particularly people with disabilities, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people from a range of socio-economic and educational backgrounds.