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Would you like to join a board of enthusiastic and dedicated trustees?

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Would you like to join a board of enthusiastic and dedicated trustees who ensure that a unique Cheltenham museum continues to be an asset to the town?

The Holst Birthplace Museum is a small independent museum, run by the trust. It is one of only two composer birthplace museums in the country. Visitors to the museum can learn about Holst’s life, his music, his family and friendships, whilst being reminded of domestic life at the end of the 19th Century.

The Holst Birthplace Museum is seeking to appoint two new trustees: one with responsibility for events and one with responsibility for volunteers. The two trustee roles are described below:

Holst Birthplace Trust: Trustee with responsibility for Events

Alongside the usual duties of a trustee – including giving strategic direction, setting overall policy, ensuring effective and efficient administration and financial stability – the trustees at the Holst Birthplace Trust are expected to play a role in the life of the museum. Each trustee has a special area of responsibility, and we are looking for a trustee who can chair and lead the museum’s Events Committee. This committee organises a programme of 6-8 events per year, comprising concerts, talks on a variety of topics, and quizzes and other social activities. The events, as well as providing topics of interest to museum volunteers, staff and friends, serve to raise the profile of the museum and provide a significant source of income.

The board meets every 6 weeks, in Cheltenham, usually on a Wednesday afternoon. As well as attending board meetings, and chairing the Events Committee’s monthly meetings, you will be expected to liaise with external bodies such as choirs and speakers to facilitate the delivery of the Events programme. We are particularly interested in recruiting someone who has experience of organising events in another organisation and can bring in fresh ideas.

This is an unsalaried volunteer role.

For more information about this role please email Sue Walker

Holst Birthplace Trust: Trustee with responsibility for Volunteers

Alongside the usual duties of a trustee – including giving strategic direction, setting overall policy, ensuring effective and efficient administration and financial stability – the trustees at the Holst Birthplace Trust are expected to play a role in the life of the museum. Each trustee has a special area of responsibility, and we are looking for a trustee who can oversee the recruitment and management of our volunteers, who are at the heart of the museum’s work.

The board meets every 6 weeks, in Cheltenham, usually on a Wednesday afternoon. As well as attending board meetings, you will be expected to work with the curator on all aspects of volunteer management. We are particularly interested in recruiting someone who has experience of working with volunteers in another organisation and can bring in fresh ideas.

This is an unsalaried volunteer role.

For more information about this role please email Jenny Fortescue