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Trustee with Staff & Volunteer Management Experience

Trustee with Staff & Volunteer Management Experience

Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan Co Tipperary is seeking to recruit a new Director to join our volunteer Board. In addition to the general trustee duties of a Board member, we are particularly interested to attract a director that has staff and volunteer experience to help us to build internal capacity and expand the scope and scale of our programmes.

In honouring Thomas MacDonagh, the educationalist, the Museum provides an experience of the rich history and heritage of Cloughjordan and the MacDonagh family during the period 1850-1950.

The Museum is managed by a voluntary board, by two p/t members of staff paid through the Fas programme and by local volunteer museum guides. Our p/t staff need guidance and support from a designated Director who can liaise with relevant agencies. Volunteers are essential to the services that we deliver, so having a dedicated Director with responsibility for the recruitment, support, supervision and training of volunteers will be a great help.

Covid has disrupted the relationship between the Museum and its local volunteers. The Board understands the importance of supporting and managing our current reduced pool of volunteers and  developing and delivering a new induction programme.

There are four Board meetings a year, as well as monthly management committee meetings. Board members are expected to be actively involved in planning and programming while the Museum grows and seek to professionalise its voluntary team.

Thomas MacDonagh Museum is a fully accredited member of the Museum Standards Programme Ireland (MSPI) administered by the Heritage Council.  From 2015-2019 the Museum hosted annually approx 3000 visitors. The Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary during 2023 and we are doing our utmost to build our capacity, now that Covid restrictions have been lifted.

Trustee with Staff & Volunteer Management Experience

Published on 03.04.2024

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