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SHCG Committee Needs You!

Fantastic CPD opportunities await!

What some previous committee members have said...

“Ultimately it led to my current job, looking after social history collections”

“It has given me new skills and networking opportunities”

“It gave me increased confidence in organising events”

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?  You may be who we are looking for.  SHCG is looking for new Trustees this year.  There are a variety of posts available and two of them are key roles; Secretary and Treasurer (3 year term).  All you need for these two roles is solid organisational skills, a calendar for one, and a calculator for the other.  Don’t let the titles put you off!  For a full role description please visit

We are also looking for a Chair Elect. This role is a three year term with the first year getting to grips with the work of the Chair, followed by two years as SHCG Chair. It is not necessary to have served on committee previously.  What is important is a commitment to the strategic direction of SHCG as a charity and a willingness to read and digest the charity’s constitution and policies.  This role allows for a greater impact on the social history community. Full role description at

There are other opportunities to get involved with SHCG’s core activities such as conference or seminars, marketing, journal articles.

Please find below this year’s nomination form.  You can nominate yourself this year, so all you need to do is find a Proposer. Your Proposer can be your line manager, a colleague, a current member of the Board of Trustees, your AMA Mentor or another suitably competent museum professional.  All nominees must be an individual or institutional member of SHCG.  If you are not already a member, it is really easy to become a member and submit your nomination.  Please see the membership page.

This year’s nominations need to be submitted by Friday 27th May.  If you wish to submit a nomination after this date, then the nominee and their Proposer will need to be present at AGM in Lincoln on 23 June.

You do not have to attend AGM to be considered for election, but you do need to submit your form by 27th May.

Live adventurously and expand your networks as a member of SHCG Board of Trustees!  You won’t regret it!

Good luck.

Download SHCG_2016_Nomination_Form.doc...