Two Trustees at The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP)

MOOP is an award-winning, activist pop-up museum based in Brighton that celebrates the
ripples we all leave behind, finding the magic in the mundane.
We encourage those who have been traditionally ignored by institutions to explore our own
histories and narratives, and represent them in exhibitions. MOOP is a kind, safe space to
work through emotions and memories to heal through collective creative expression. Our
mission is for members of the public to see the value in our own collections of objects and
ephemera, and to create museum exhibitions we see ourselves in.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

MOOP’s board of trustees volunteer their time, skills and expertise to help inform the
museum’s strategic direction, and ensure we operate in line with our objectives, values
and mission.

We are looking for TWO new members to join our existing board of trustees:

• A trustee with a legal background to oversee the development of MOOP’s status from a
not-for-profit organisation into a charity. You will work alongside the management team and
the board to ensure MOOP’s legal policies are regularly and rigorously updated.

• A trustee with experience working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities as
part of a charity, non-profit or arts organisation. You will have knowledge and
understanding of issues affecting ethnic minorities and advise MOOP on the development
and evaluation of our anti-racist activity and diversity policy. You will recommend best
practice for building upon MOOP’s work to boost the representation of Black, Asian and
minority ethnic participants and audiences for the museum’s exhibitions.

What induction, training and support is offered?

An official inauguration on October 20, 2020, and a briefing and welcome from Team MOOP.

What skills or qualities are needed?

Essential Qualities required (non-role specific):

• An affinity with MOOP’s progressive, ethical, representative ethos as a museum
• An appreciation of the museum’s commitment to sustainability and diversity.

Further desired experience (non-role specific):

• Experience with funding, fundraising and non-profit financial processes
• Excellent communication skills
• Dedication and enthusiasm for the role


• Attend quarterly board meetings (in Brighton or via Zoom)
• Attend trustee inauguration (evening of October 20th, 2020)
• Ensure MOOP complies with its governing documents and legal requirements
• Work alongside other trustees to nurture and support the development of MOOP, acting
as an advocate for the museum.

More info
Deadline for applications

10 Oct 2020


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Administration/finance/fundraising Advocacy/advice Being a committee member/trustee Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Rose Dykins

Phone number


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