The Trustees of Amersham Museum are looking for a new Chair

Amersham Museum is an award-winning, accredited, independent museum, sharing the stories of local people and places. Amersham Museum opened in its current location in 1991, in a Grade II listed medieval hall house in the heart of the historic market town. We expanded into the neighbouring property in 2017, expanding our ability to run a wide range of exhibitions and activities for people of all ages based on our collections and local history, including reminiscence groups, singing, art and literature workshops and an accredited art club for children. The museum has a beautiful physic garden, next to the River Misbourne, and a vintage vehicle which we use as a mobile museum for outreach events in the community. At their highest, our visitor numbers reached 10,000 a year, and we are currently aiming to recover these pre-pandemic figures.

Our current Chair is retiring after 18 years on the Board.  The Board comprises 10 people who have all been involved with the museum in various roles and enjoy working well together as a group, committed to the efficient running of this important local museum.  

The role of Chair has been, and should continue to be, enormously rewarding and enjoyable.  The Museum is highly regarded, very well supported and a fundamental part of what makes Amersham such a great place to live in and to visit.  The Museum has a small staff team but is largely operated by a highly committed group of over 100 volunteers.  We have three paid part-time staff: a Director, a Learning Officer and a Collections Manager. The museum is committed to an inclusive approach to all aspects of its work.

We welcome applications from anyone whose experience equips them for the role: you do not need to have a background in the museum sector.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19th November 2023. To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements for the role, and your interest in it, to [email protected].  Please also include contact details for two referees. 

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49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]

We open Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon until 4:30pm.

“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”

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