Board of National Museums' new appointments
Published: 11 April 2012
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín, is currently seeking to appoint eight trustees to the Board of National Museums with effect from 1 July 2012.
National Museums includes the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, the Ulster American Folk Park and Armagh County Museum.
Commenting on the importance of these positions the Minister said: “National Museums is responsible for maintaining and displaying our important public collections and its sites are amongst the north of Ireland’s premier and most popular attractions.
“It has an important role in contributing to learning, social cohesion and integration and reconciliation. It will also play a leading role in marking our decade of centenaries which will add a new and interesting dimension to the north’s growing tourism market for local and international visitors.
The Minister is encouraging women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities to apply. She said “I would encourage members of ethnic minorities and people with a disability to apply for these positions so that we have a board which is representative of our diverse society. I would also particularly welcome applications from women, as females are currently under-represented on the Board.”
National Museums requires individuals with the following skills and experience:
- Experience in governance in the community and voluntary sector, public sector, or private sector including overseeing the development and implementation of corporate strategies and annual business plans;
- Previous membership of a board or committee which has responsibility for staff and / or financial resources;
- Experience as a practitioner or advisor in accountancy, business, communications, community development, education, finance, law, marketing or tourism;
- An informed interest in the heritage of NI and an appreciation of the contributions which museums make to that heritage, including any experience of dissemination of such knowledge across all sectors of NI society.
The Board of Trustees has corporate responsibility for ensuring that National Museums fulfils the aims and objectives set by the Executive, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, and for promoting the efficient, economic and effective use of staff and other resources by the organisation, including safeguarding of public funds and the promotion of propriety and value for money.
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