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Join SHCG committee

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 new Trustees this year and you may be who we are looking for. There are a variety of posts available and opportunities to get involved with SHCG’s core activities and contribute to our work supporting social history in museums.

SHCG is actively seeking to increase diversity within the organisation so please spread the word to your colleagues and wider networks. 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, and enthusiasm! For full role descriptions please visit  

Make a difference to the museum sector! Fantastic CPD opportunities await!

What some previous committee members have said...

“It has broadened my experience and professional development”

“It has given me new skills and networking opportunities”

“It gave me more confidence and improved my teamworking 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!”

“It gave me increased confidence in organising events, chairing meetings and negotiating with other organisations.”  

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

“You can often get caught up in your own organisation and the way things are done. SHCG always helped to give good external perspectives.”

We are looking to fill the following roles this year:

Digital Editor x 1
Marketing and Partnerships Officer x 1
Seminar Organiser x 1
News Editor x 1
Treasurer x 1 (Please note this role is a 3-year term)
Secretary x 1 (Please note this role is a 3-year term)

New committee members are appointed at the AGM each year as part of the SHCG conference – this year’s AGM will be held at City Art Centre, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh on Thursday 18 July 2019.

Ordinary Trustees serve two years and can have various roles which are assigned at the first meeting after AGM.

**Please note the cost of travel to committee meetings (3 per year) for trustees is covered by SHCG. This does not include attendance at conference as a Trustee.**

Please apply by completing the form below:

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 28 June - unless you and your proposer are at conference, where you will have until 1pm on the first day to submit a nomination.

Download SHCG_2019_Nomination_Form_1.docx...