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Could YOU help care for dinosaurs, Impressionist masterpieces and a coal mine?

A 200 million year old meat-eating Welsh dinosaur; 500 years’ worth of paintings from all around the world; the world’s largest leatherback turtle; the largest gemstone collection found anywhere in Roman Europe; a valuable piece of moon rock from the Apollo 12 mission, and a working coal mine.

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales cares for all kinds of treasures and the Welsh Government is on the hunt for new and enthusiastic people to ensure these riches can be appreciated and enjoyed by a wide-range of people.

There are five trustee vacancies, as well as a Vice President, to sit on the Board in charge of setting the strategy and looking at ways to further strengthen and develop the seven varied national museums in Wales.

The Welsh Government is keen to appoint people to the Board who can bring with them new enthusiasm, who can support the organisation with the £25.5m transformation of the much loved St Fagans National History Museum and who can help in communicating the wonders of the museums to those who believe museums are not for them.   

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates said:

“We need new, diverse and dynamic people to join the Board and lead Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales through an exciting period. The Museum has many incredible attractions and I want to see more visitors access them than ever, especially people who’ve never visited a museum before.

“I’m also keen to see Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales embrace the Welsh Government’s determination to eradicate poverty by fusing with communities across the country.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people who have not been trustees before, offering a chance to make a contribution and gain valuable experience.

“A diverse and ambitious board, which reflects the diversity of modern Wales is needed. This is a excellent opportunity for people with passion and vision to ensure the Amgueddfa Cymru Wales serves all people, embraces visitors from outside Wales and makes the most of the opportunities of new digital technologies.”

The posts are voluntary and require availability for a minimum of 12 days a year. The Vice President’s post requires a commitment of up to one day per week.

Elisabeth Elias, President of Amgueddfa Cymru added:

“Amgueddfa Cymru has a strong team of trustees who are tasked with ensuring the organisation maintains its international reputation. As the governing body, we work with the Museum’s executive, staff, and our partners. Together we help shape the direction of the Museum, to secure its future for generations to come.

“We want people to join the board who have an interest in the heritage and culture of Wales and who can contribute to the continued strengthening and development of Amgueddfa Cymru.

“People from across the globe visit our museums. They are also a valuable resource for those living on the doorstep. Wales’ national museums are for everyone.”

People are urged to come and learn more about Amgueddfa Cymru and these roles during open days at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis on the 1st July and at |National Museum Cardiff on the 3rd July, both from 2pm – 6pm. There’s no need to book – just turn up!

Further information and application forms available on the following link. The closing date is the 16 July.

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The Trustee posts will begin on the 1st November 2015, while the Vice President role will start on the 1st October 2016.