President - The Moray Society / Elgin Museum
Organisation: Elgin Museum
Salary: Please note that the role of President of The Moray Society is not a paid position and no expenses are available.
Location: Elgin Museum / Remote - Candidates do not need to be resident in Moray to apply.
We are currently seeking candidates for the role of President of The Moray Society, following the retirement of a long-standing incumbent. We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about the culture and heritage of Moray, and who can lead Elgin Museum and The Moray Society to a more resilient and sustainable future. The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to the Moray area, robust leadership skills, experience of being a Trustee, well-established networks that bring positive benefit to Elgin Museum, and a commitment to delivering our organisation’s vision.
Strong interest in the culture, heritage and prosperity of Moray;
General interest in culture, heritage and museums;
Willingness to act as a figurehead and ambassador by representing the Museum to the outside world;
Well-connected at a local and national level;
Motivated to drive the Museum forward in collaboration with the Board and Elgin Museum’s Management Committee;
Willingness to devote time and effort to the Society and Museum, including attending trustee meetings and occasional events;
Commitment to the aims and interests of the Museum;
Highly effective communication and advocacy skills;
Ability to attend and chair four Board meetings and an AGM annually (remotely or in person);
Ability to maintain regular contact with the Museum by email and or/in person;
An ability to achieve the confidence and command the respect of staff, volunteers, and Museum users;
Membership of The Moray Society.
An understanding of museums and/or previous experience within the museum sector;
Proven successful track record of fundraising skills and ability;
An understanding and awareness of national (and local) policies relating to museums, culture, heritage and tourism.
Applicants would first need to be elected to the Board of The Moray Society – please see our Trustee advert or our website for more information about the role of Trustee.
We would like our Board to be representative of the community we serve, and actively encourage people of diverse age, gender, background and abilities to consider putting themselves forward.
Please note that the role of President of The Moray Society is not a paid position and no expenses are available.
Candidates do not need to be resident in Moray to apply.
Please visit read the President Person Specification for more information about the role, and visit our website to find out more about the Museum, and to read our Forward Plan for the period 2022-2026 (see our Policies page)
Application Deadline: Friday 30/06/2023