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© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Become an Associate Trustee

Interested in getting involved in museums governance? We're looking for new Associate Trustees to work with our Board.


Sheffield Museums Trust is the independent charity that operates six of the city’s leading museums and heritage sites: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Graves Gallery, Kelham Island Museum, Millennium Gallery, Shepherd Wheel Workshop and Weston Park Museum. Established in 2021, Sheffield Museums care for the city’s collections of art, archaeology, social and industrial history, natural sciences and the Guild of St George’s John Ruskin Collection. We are also home to the Ken Hawley Collection Trust’s Hawley Tool Collection. 


We work with local, regional and national partners to showcase home-grown creative talent, bring outstanding cultural experiences to the city and ensure that the stories we share are representative of Sheffield’s communities and their heritage


About the Role

The Associate Trustee role is a developmental role for those interested in building their knowledge and experience in the sector. As an Associate Trustee you’ll take part in a 12-month programme that introduces the museums and the principles of governance. The time commitment will be pre-agreed and will average 4 hours a month.


Over the 12 months, you will work with our Trustees and the museums leadership team to build your knowledge and experience. At the end of the 12 months, you will be invited to share your learning with the Board and explore future opportunities.  Our aim is that you will be equipped to take on a Trustee role whether that is with us or with another charity. 

We are looking for people who have a passion for the work of the museums and who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and we particularly welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at a leadership level within the cultural sector.

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more and apply, please download our Application Pack and EDI Monitoring Form above.


If you would value an informal chat with one of our Trustees or the Chief Executive please contact Heather Gibb, Administration Officer – Board & Fundraising at

If you decide to apply, please email Heather Gibb at with the following information:

  • A brief expression of interest (maximum 300 words) that summarises why you are interested in becoming a Trustee and your related experience.
  • A completed equal opportunity monitoring form. This information will be treated in the strictest confidence and used for monitoring purposes only.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 9am on Monday 18 March 2024. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal interview in the centre of Sheffield on Tuesday 16 April 2024. Please advise if this date is unsuitable in your application.