We want you on board!

view of glen with community members standing in circle surveying site

Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) is a new charity formed in March 2019. We are a strong, supportive voice for heritage in the Highlands. Our members include museums, galleries and heritage organisations of all sizes from across the region. We work to promote collaborative working and capacity building; promoting partnership opportunities that support our members achieve their purpose and to be sustainable and resilient in challenging times.

We are seeking new Board members to join our existing Board of Trustees, which provides support, advice, expertise, and ideas to ensure good governance and healthy practice.

We are looking for people who have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Fundraising – public, private and commercial
  • Marketing/PR
  • Tourism
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy development

We want to remove barriers that may prevent people from accessing or participating in our work. For this reason, we encourage applications from individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the sector due to age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith or belief, education, or socio-economic background.

The successful candidates will have:

  • An understanding of and interest in Highland heritage and tourism
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of or interest in MHH work
  • One or more of the key skills we are looking for (listed above)
  • Previous Board experience is not essential.

Museums and Heritage Highland Board meets six times a year (mostly online, but occasionally in person meetings may be required, usually in the Inverness area).  In addition to attending meetings, Board members are asked to give an additional two days (minimum) of their time over the course of each year towards assisting the organisation in its aims, and to attend events or trainings provided to support the Board’s development or their knowledge of the work of MHH.

MHH is an equal opportunities organisation. We will work with short-listed candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the recruitment process and will ensure that access requirements are not a factor in our decision-making.

Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) is a registered SCIO formed in March 2019. Scottish Charity Number SC049088.

How to Apply

Please send your note of interest to danieljosephcottam@gmail.com and include a bit about your background and why you’re interested in joining the team.  Please also tell us if you are specifically interested in applying for an office bearer position (chair, secretary, treasurer). This should be no longer than 1 A4 page, or 2 minutes audio/video file, sent (via link if a large file) to the email address above.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to speak with a member of the team, please email Dan Cottam at danieljosephcottam@gmail.com