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Join SHCG committee! Nominations now open

Are you an early or mid-career professional working in a museum or heritage site? Are you looking to enhance your skills or find new opportunities to do something different?

SHCG is looking for a Chair Elect and four new Ordinary Trustees this year:  Conference Organiser x 2, Seminar Organiser and Membership Secretary. 

You do not have to be a social history curator to be a member or Trustee of SHCG! We welcome anyone working with social history in museums. All you need for a role on committee is solid organisational and communication skills, an eye for detail and bags of initiative and enthusiasm! For full role descriptions please visit our Committee page.  You will also need to attend 3 committee meetings per year (travel expenses are reimbursed) plus SHCG's AGM.

Ordinary trustees serve two years and can have various roles which are assigned at the first meeting after the AGM. The Chair Elect serves for three years: one year as Chair Elect and two years as Chair. 

Make a difference to the museum sector! Fantastic CPD opportunities await! What previous committee members have said...

“It has given me new skills and networking opportunities”

“It gave me more confidence and improved my team working skills”

“It made me realise how much I enjoyed organising which helped me step up my career. It has made me a more confident decision maker in my day job.”

“I can call many fellow SHCGers friends, and continue to value their help, advice and inspiration!”

SHCG is actively seeking to increase diversity within the organisation so please spread the word to your colleagues and wider networks. 

Key dates:

Monday 20th April - Nominations open 

Friday 5th June, 5pm - Nominations close 

Wednesday 10th June - Online voting opens  

Wednesday 24th June, 5pm - Voting closes 

Thursday 25th June, 4pm - New trustees announced during the online AGM 

If you have any questions regarding standing as a trustee please feel free to email the Chair, Verity Smith, or Secretary, Jessica McKenzie

To apply for a trustee position please complete the form below:


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