Trustee and Board Opportunities

All current Trustee and Board opportunities at Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) are shown below.

Trustee Opportunity

Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced individuals to join its Board of Trustees over the next 6-12 months.

This is an extremely challenging time for the culture and heritage sector whilst it comes to terms with the impact of COVID-19 and BMT is no different. Along with responding to the pandemic and remaining committed to our anti-racism planswe have a number of extremely high profile projects in the pipeline and need a Board of Trustees to support us with these whilst we continue to operate a museum service for the people of Birmingham and deliver our charitable objectives. 

BMT is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability, and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented within our board and at senior levels in the arts, culture and heritage community, are especially encouraged. We want our organisation to become more reflective of the demographic of Birmingham at all levels.

About Birmingham Museum Trust

Our vision is ‘To reflect Birmingham to the world and the world to Birmingham’. 

Birmingham Museums Trust was set up in 2012 to manage the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. We use the city’s collection to reflect what is unique about the culture and heritage of Birmingham in a global context. We promote Birmingham to local, national and international audiences, and we use our venues to showcase new ideas from the rest of the world. We make the collections physically, digitally, intellectually and emotionally accessible to all our audiences, pushing the boundaries of traditional museum practice.

Birmingham Museums Trust has ambitious plans over the next ten years and in order to achieve them, we will:
  • find new sources of funding
  • grow our existing income generation activities
  • move into new areas of business and develop additional income sources

Our plans include three major capital projects:

  • A new store that is also a cultural and community hub.
  • The Museum for Birmingham: a major refurbishment of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
  • •A new Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry

These projects will be transformational, not only in terms of buildings and displays but as catalysts for organisational change, providing the chance to introduce radically new ways of working with audiences, using the collection and doing business. The results will shape Birmingham’s museums and collection for many years to come.

The process

Applications are welcome from individuals at any career stage with an appropriate range of expertise and professional experience. In particular, we would be interested in hearing from people with a background in education (primary, secondary or higher); charities more broadly; science or industry.

If you are interested in joining the Board please send your CV and a covering letter to Richard Paterson richard.paterson@birminghammuseums.org.uk by no later than Friday 30 October 2020. 

Board members will be appointed for a period of three years.

Board members receive no remuneration, but travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed in line with BMT’s Travel and Expenses Policy.

If you have any questions concerning this opportunity, please contact Richard Paterson.