Join our Strategic Board

11 February 2019

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archive service.  We reach 1.3 million visitors a year as well as a huge on-line community.  We manage nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the archives for Tyne & Wear.  Our collections are diverse and cover art, archaeology, history and natural sciences. Our audiences are equally diverse and we pride ourselves on being accessible to all.

TWAM is governed by a Strategic Board, chaired by The Rt Hon Baroness Joyce Quin and we are now recruiting a new Strategic Board member to join us and help support TWAM on its journey forward.

We are seeking an independent Board member who has an interest in and enthusiasm for museums and archives in the North East and is committed to the contribution they can deliver to making a difference in people’s lives. We actively want to ensure that our Board is as diverse as possible and representative of the population of the North East and would really welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

The Board provides support and challenge to TWAM and its staff and we would particularly welcome applications from people with skills in commercial business development, networking, philanthropy, social inclusion and marketing.  Most importantly as a prospective member of our Strategic Board you will have an absolute commitment to delivering fantastic museum and archive services which not only reach but engage all the people and communities of the North East and encourage them to help shape museum and archive services to meet their needs.

Further information about this role and person specification is available here

Application Process

Please apply for this post by sending a CV and 2 page covering letter to by Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Please note: Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 1 April 2019.

If you would like an informal discussion with the Director of TWAM, Iain Watson, please contact  Tel: 0191 2772276.


This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses for travel will be paid.