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South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development is seeking members for its Strategic Advisory Group.

South West Museum Development is passionate about museums and believes in their value to make a difference to communities and in people’s everyday lives. As a National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation we provide trusted, locally relevant support and help museums develop, innovate and collaborate. We are an established programme, looking ahead to its future beyond the current funding cycle, and are seeking new members who want to shape the future of the programme and that of the over 210 Accredited museums in the south west.

We are seeking members who share our passion and can help develop our profile, impact and financial resilience. We particularly welcome applications from skilled professionals with expert knowledge and standing in their field in the following areas:

  • Connections: Partnerships and networks
  • Capacity building: Learning, skills and volunteering
  • Sector intelligence: Evaluation and research
  • Environmental responsibility: Sustainability and action
  • Inclusion: Equity and community

Members are expected to serve a minimum of two years. We particularly welcome applicants from outside the museum sector in areas such as higher education, the media, the commercial and voluntary sectors alongside those from the museum and wider cultural sector.

We are committed to equality and diversity and will endeavour to ensure diversity on the Strategic Advisory Group.  We welcome applications from talented individuals who can meet the criteria outlined within the Person Specification regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or relationship status.

Remuneration: These posts are not remunerated but an annual stipend of £350 for travel is available.

For more information and documents please see:

Role description
Person specification
Briefing pack

For further information please contact Programme Manager, Victoria Harding at victoria.harding@bristol.gov.uk .

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to Programme and Projects Officer, Roz Bonnet at roz.bonnet@bristol.gov.uk Applicants invited to interview are advised that interviews will take place in Bristol on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th December 2021.

Application deadline: 12 Noon Monday 22 November 2021