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Sherborne Museum is a thriving community museum which seeks to represent the rich heritage of the town and the key events that shaped its history and development over the years. It plays an important role in the local community, with a lively programme of events and a developing education service. A registered CIO (no. 1176535), the museum was the first volunteer-run museum in Dorset to receive full Accreditation.

To help shape our future and raise our profile in the community we are seeking to appoint a Chair for the Sherborne Museum Board to support the work of the Curator / Project Manager and liaise with the Board and external consultants engaged to deliver our redevelopment plans. The ideal candidate will have:

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022.

For further details please click the link here.


Shirley You will be part of a crucial team directly involved with Front of House, providing a warm welcome to visitors, answering any queries they may have and generally ensuring their experience of the museum is positive and rewarding.

You will also help to run our small gift shop, take telephone enquiries, invite visitor feedback and encourage them to leave donations. You will ensure that the museum looks presentable before and after your shift. You will be keen to learn about your local heritage and be able to communicate your enthusiasm to the public.

This is a wonderful opportunity for people who love their local heritage. You will be warm, friendly, polite and have excellent people skills with a pleasant telephone manner. You will be able to handle small amounts of money.

A minimum commitment of three hours per fortnight is required but we would welcome those who are able to volunteer on a more regular basis. Alternatively, you could sign up as a reserve which means that you would occasionally required to fill in for a regular steward on holiday or in an emergency.

No qualifications are required but an induction is provided, followed by on-going training and support; this includes fire procedures and health and safety training.

Please note that there is only wheelchair access to the ground floor of our Grade II listed building. The museum does not cover any expenses.

Please contact the curator on if you are interested or require further information .

Last updated: August 2022

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