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SHCG Committee Needs You! Trustee elections 2018

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. For full role descriptions please visit  

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

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”

We are looking to fill the following roles this year:

  • Conference Organiser x 2
  • Membership Secretary x 1
  • Seminar Organiser x 1
  • Chair Elect (to become Chair in 2019 for a 2-year term) x 1

New committee members are appointed at AGM each year as part of the SHCG conference – this year’s AGM will be held in Beamish on Thursday 19 July 2018. 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 find the nomination form below.

You can nominate yourself, 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 and proposers must be an individual or institutional member of SHCG. 

If you are not already a member, it is very easy to become a member before you submit your nomination. Please contact Adam Bell (, our membership secretary, for details.

This year’s nominations need to be submitted by 4PM on FRIDAY 22nd JUNE – please email your form to

**If you wish to submit a nomination after this date, then the nominee and their Proposer will need to be present at AGM in Beamish on Thursday 19 July**

You do not have to attend AGM to be considered for election, but you do need to get your form in by FRIDAY 22nd JUNE.

Expand your networks as a member of SHCG Board of Trustees!  You won’t regret it!

Download SHCG_2018_Nomination_Form.docx...