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The Cater Museum is looking for volunteers and trustees. Can you help?

Trustee roles

Trustees use their expertise to drive the strategic development of the museum to ensure a better future for the museum and Billericay’s communities. The board meets 6 times a year with an average time commitment of about 1-2 days per month.

The Board of Trustees is looking for a Treasurer to manage the financial affairs of the museum and ensure they are legal, constitutional, transparent, and within best practice.

As the Treasurer your main duties will be:

  • Lead development of the museum’s financial strategy
  • Liaising with other trustees, and museum personnel) to establish workable budgets and create accurate financial forecasts.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and effective procedures are in place.
  • Presenting management accounts and annual financial statements to the Board.

The following are essential for the role:

  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience of financial practice.
  • Comfortable working with computers.
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Forward thinking
  • Meet the requirements of the Trustees Eligibility Criteria as set by the Charities Commission.

Experience in the charity, museum, heritage, or culture sector would be beneficial.

If you are interested to learn more, drop us a line.

Volunteer roles

We have a number of volunteer roles. Working with other museum personnel some of these roles could be shared or done remotely.

  • Front of house – our most essential volunteer, opening the museum and providing a warm welcome to visitors.
  • Head gardener – lead the way in turning our garden into a pollinator-friendly kitchen garden.
  • Gardener(s) – work with the head gardener to transform our garden.
  • From home gardener – are you able to provide the museum with young plants, seedlings, divided plants, or even compost?
  • Collections (management, preventative conservation, research) – these roles ensure our collections are safe, and accessible to the community.
  • Maintenance and DIY – helping to maintain our beautiful Georgian building.
  • Community engagement (schools and afterschool groups, social media) – creatively engaging with Billericay’s communities to ensure greater access.

If you are interested to learn more, drop us a line.