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Applications Invited for Trustees for Weymouth Museum January 2022

Are you interested in ensuring the future of Weymouth Museum? If so and you have the skills we are seeking please consider applying to become one of our Trustees.

Weymouth Museum Trust is constituted as a registered company and charity and its trustees are responsible for the effective governance of the museum and ensuring it fulfils its mission and delivers its vision.

The Museum has about 20,000 items in its collections which include fine art, social and community history, photography, costume, ceramics, maritime history, transport and local industry.

Our current Board has 6 Trustees and two non-elected representatives from the Council along with the County Museums Advisor.  We wish to inject fresh thinking and energy into the Trust and would welcome applications from people with a broad cross-section of skills and experience.  Previous experience in the museum/heritage sector would be helpful but is not essential. However, we are particularly looking for creative and forward-thinking people with experience of

  • Bid writing
  • Fundraising
  • Retail
  • Promotion of the museum and marketing
  • Building management of listed buildings
  • Contract management
  • HR management

We are seeking to appoint 4 new Trustees and the successful applicants would become directors of the not-for-profit company.

Weymouth Museum is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.

Background : Weymouth Museum Trust was formed in 2010 and its role is to manage the Weymouth Museum which is open to the public and to manage a local studies centre. The Museum is currently situated within the Brewers Quay building in Hope Square. The building is on the point of sale and within the agreement with the developer is a clause which commits them to providing a dedicated space for a new museum in the building.

For two years the museum will be closed, and the intention is to have a pop-up shop/museum in the town centre to keep the museum alive. The majority of the collection will be placed in off-site storage to protect it.   We are currently bidding to the National Heritage Lottery for funding to support our future development.

This is a crucial time for the Museum when much of the planning for the new museum space will take place. We intend to widen the scope of the current museum and engage in a considerable outreach programme which will encourage a much wider section of the community to be involved with the museum.

Role Description: Weymouth Museum trustees provide vision, direction, control and accountability in fulfilling the Museum’s public purpose.

As well as the relevant skills all successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the objectives and work of Weymouth Museum Trust
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • The ability to attend regular Board monthly Meetings which are normally held from 7-8 pm and currently are being held virtually.
  • Future and creative thinking

The term of appointment is for three years.

For more information about Weymouth Museum, please look at the website or our Facebook page:

If you would like more information on the role and responsibilities, an informal chat or a guided tour of the museum, please contact the Chair of Trustees (Marcia Headon) via email at

How to apply: Applicants should submit an up-to-date CV, and a single page (A4) statement either direct to Weymouth  Museum  Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth DT4 8TR or by email to the Chair of Trustees at

Please mark postal applications Confidential for the Chair

The closing date is Friday 4 February.  Applicants will be notified by Friday 11  February if they are to be called for interview.

Marcia Headon

Chair of Trustees

Weymouth Museum

The new entrance facilities were only made possible through an emergency fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We have also benefitted from the active support of The Friends of Weymouth Museum.