The Bath Preservation Trust has announced it is looking to appoint a committee of volunteer advisors to support the popular No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum.
The new positions would suit individuals who are passionate about the city, its history and heritage and would like to share their professional experience with staff members and fellow volunteers.
Claire Dixon, Director of Museums and Deputy Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust, said: “If you imagine us as budding entrepreneurs on the TV show Dragon’s Den, we’re hoping that people with experience and knowledge of working in the arts and culture sector will invest these skills in Bath Preservation Trust.
“In effect, we’re looking for the help and support from ‘Culture Dragons’.
“During the past three decades, museums have had to adapt the way they operate, becoming more visitor focused, interactive and participatory places.
“This is exemplified by No.1 Royal Crescent’s new immersive visitor experience and reflects the importance of being able to compete with other visitor attractions in the area.
“This also requires greater resilience in the day-to-day running of our operations, business planning and governance and expert volunteers are a key part of this.”
Running an independent museum requires a wide range of skills. Staff need to welcome people warmly and effectively, in-person and online, and provide excellent customer service.
Claire added: “If you have expert knowledge and experience in curatorial, formal learning, community engagement, accessibility and inclusion, audience development, visitor experience, decorative arts within the Georgian Period and Georgian history, we’d love to hear from you.”
Each role will also require mentoring senior staff, making occasional presentations, preparing reports and giving verbal updates.
A willingness to help broaden the Bath Preservation Trust’s profile and public reach of its museums through personal and professional networking would also be welcomed.
Successful appointees will sit on BPT’s No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum Advisory Panel, which is chaired by the Director of Museums and Deputy Chief Executive, reporting to the Museum and Education Committee, chaired by a BPT Trustee.
For more information about the roles, visit www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk or call 01225 428126.