Part Time

Eyam Museum in the Peak District of Derbyshire is looking for candidates with a range of skills to complement existing Trustees and replace some recent retirements.

We are particularly interested in people who have experience in our sector and skills in any of the following areas –

·         Financial Management and Accounting (with a view to taking over the role of Treasurer within the next 12 months)

·         Marketing, Social Media and PR

·         Hands-on museum sector experience

While emphasising these skills, we also wish to add to the diversity of our Board, allowing us to better understand and cater for more diverse audiences across the age range.

Eyam Museum’s primary purpose is to tell the story of Eyam Plague (1665 – 66). It is a highly successful organisation – well run, financially secure and widely respected within the sector. Visitor numbers have quickly returned to pre-COVID levels (at c. 33,000 in the current year) and the organisation is a vibrant and energising place for visitors, staff and Trustees alike.

The Museum is about to embark on an ambitious Options Project looking at how best to develop our audiences, collections and the building in which they are housed. We will be working with professional consultants and are seeking a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to undertake this work in the next few months.

This is, therefore, an exciting time to join and to help mould the Museum’s development over the next few years. These are voluntary roles for candidates who are willing to participate actively, using their skills and experience to help drive the achievement of our Vision.

Further Information

Bi-monthly in-person Management Committee meetings include both Trustees and key employees (the Museum Manager, Curator and Retail Manager who are all part-time). Trustee-only meetings, including the AGM are usually appended to these Meetings. Trustees are expected to agree to attend a proportion of these meetings in person joining via Zoom for the remainder. The meetings are held in the evening.

Appointments are initially for three years, renewable.

For full application details including the role description please see our website

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and describing how you meet the role description to the Chair Richard Coates at

Closing date for Applications 15th January 2024.

You can upload your CV or any relevant file. Max. file size: 100 MB.