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Jobs at The Roald Dahl Museum

Jobs at the Roald Dahl Museum


Join the Board of Trustees at the Roald Dahl Museum 

Are you committed to creativity?  

Do you care that charities are well-run?  

Do you value the power of heritage in the present and future?  

If this is you… You could become a trustee at the Roald Dahl Museum. 


Our Board of Trustees govern the Museum charity, scrutinising and supporting the staff team, to ensure that we consistently serve our charitable purpose and meet our strategic aims. Learn more about the Museum here.


It’s an exciting time to join the Museum Board: our Forward Plan 2023-28 will see us transform our site and engage new audiences through our major regeneration project, ‘Unlocking Stories at the Roald Dahl Museum’. Design work is already well underway. 


You don’t have to have been a trustee anywhere before to join our Board. If you are thoughtful, constructive, willing to learn at the same time as giving your own insights to our cause, please consider applying. Your personal and professional experience is what matters.  


If you’re not sure, please get in touch for a chat.  



What skills do you need? 

Above all, we are looking for people who have the consideration and commitment to be great trustees in line with the role description in our application pack – if that is you, then please apply.  


Because we are pushing ahead with the Unlocking Stories Project, people with experience in capital redevelopment projects in the heritage sector would be a great help to us, so we can deliver the best ‘new’ Museum possible. People with experience in copyright or contract law or finance can help us carefully work through the complexities of this project. 


People with experience in PR and communications; or education, literacy and creativity and story, can help us tell the world about this exciting transformation: why it matters and what difference it will make.  



What time do you need to give as a trustee? 

We estimate it takes about one cumulative day a month to be a trustee, averaged across the year (more in months with meetings, less at other times). We appreciate that our trustees are volunteers; a strong Board shares its work around. 


The Board meets four times a year either at the Museum or online when necessary, plus an annual away day. If you volunteer for project groups or committees there may be other online meetings or calls.  


What do you get from being a trustee?  

  • Induction training to understand and fulfil your role.  
  • Expenses to enable you to attend Board events. 


Our trustees say what they really appreciate is: 

  • Lively discussion at Board meetings with smart people who have a shared goal.  
  • A position to be proud of and promote to your own network. 


How to apply

If you are interested, please contact us for the application pack If you have any questions, email, or call 01494 892192 and ask to arrange an informal chat with our Director, Steve Gardam, before you apply. If you need specific support to make an application, please let us know and we will do what we can to help.  


Application timeline 

  • Application closing date = 12noon, 21 September 2023 
  • Interviews at the Museum = 5 October 2023 
  • Observation of Board meeting for preferred candidates = Morning of 19 October 2023, at the Museum 


NB Joining the Board is a mutual decision: we want you to experience a Board meeting and decide if this is the right opportunity for you. 


We invite the preferred candidates from the interview stage to attend a Board meeting as observers before confirming appointment. This is so the rest of our Board can meet you, and you them, so both sides can make a fully informed final decision. If you become a trustee, your first full meeting would be in February 2024.