The Board of Trustees is seeking two new colleagues to assist and advise as the museum seeks to grow and develop. All applicants are welcome, but we especially encourage applications from those with experience and networks in law, food production and fundraising and development. Experience of museums is not necessary, but a commitment to be actively involved and the ability to contribute towards the delivery of the strategic aims of the museum with time, energy and skills are a must. The role is voluntary.
Visit our website, www.eastanglianlife.org.uk/about-us/governance, for more information.
Please see role description
Please see role description
Over 18's only please
With 17 historic buildings set in 75 acres of beautiful countryside, the Museum of East Anglian Life is a leading regional visitor attraction and the largest independent museum in Suffolk. The museum is a charity and a social and cultural enterprise supporting the community. We care for over 40,000 objects – once the everyday items of East Anglian life. Our collection has a particular focus on the production of food and social history relating to it, reflective of the region’s strong agricultural character.
We aim to enrich people’s lives, encouraging enjoyment, learning and participation through our public programme, training and volunteering schemes. We hold events throughout the year, family activities during the holidays, a programme for schools and community-focused initiatives. We are a space for people to be active, learn new things, look at the world differently, make friends and give something back.
The museum is a charity with an educational purpose. Its principal activity is to preserve, research and display its collection of historic buildings and artefacts reflecting varied aspects of East Anglian life, and to provide displays and events to attract a wide cross-section of visitors for amenity and educational purposes. It was founded in 1967 by the Suffolk Local History Society and the then East Suffolk County Council. It was enhanced and developed jointly by the Abbot’s Hall Trust and Suffolk County Council, each of which is responsible for part of the land. In 1985, the museum was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and given charitable status.
Today, the Museum of East Anglian Life is a social enterprise sharing the compelling story of East Anglian lives through historic buildings, collections and landscape. We aim to enrich people’s lives, encouraging enjoyment, learning and participation through our public programmes, training and volunteering schemes. The museum is a space for people to be active, learn new things, look at the world differently, make friends and give something back.