Trustee recruitment

Dorset Museum/Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society


Voluntary Role

Dorset Museum is currently looking to recruit up to four trustees to start over a two-and-a-half-year period. We are looking specifically for Trustees with backgrounds in Finance, Fundraising and Development, Museums, or Community Engagement and Representation to help guide the Museum through an exciting and challenging period in its history.

Located in Dorchester, the Museum has recently completed an inspiring multi-million-pound redevelopment which has given it new galleries, a learning centre, state-of-the-art collections storage, a library and visitor facilities.  It is now a leading museum, gallery and heritage centre for the Southwest of England – a true cultural beacon.

Dorset Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS) and was established to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects relating to the history, natural history and culture of Dorset.

The Board of Trustees has strategic responsibility for the running of the DNHAS and Dorset Museum. The Board deals with all major policy decisions, strategic and constitutional matters, and is responsible for the approval of the annual budget and accounts and business plan, ensuring the solvency of the DNHAS and the safety of its assets. The Board works to ensure good governance and management to achieve financial stability, resilience and statutory compliance.

Application packs can be downloaded by clicking on the link below and can also be sent electronically by emailing Anna Butler at [email protected] or telephone 01305 262735 for an electronic or hard copy.

Download Application Pack
  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 8 September 2022 
  • Interview date: 27 / 28 September 2022


We are committed to building a Board that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We actively encourage people from communities that are under-represented in the UK museum, arts and heritage sector to apply to join us, and bring their talent, experience and expertise to Dorset Museum.