GCG is seeking new Trustees!
Are you passionate about geological collections, and would like to work towards improving them?
The Geological Curators Group (GCG) was established in the UK in 1974 as a voice and network for everyone who works with geological collections. It is a registered charity (no 296050) in England and Wales, currently in the process of converting to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). It is run by its members, for its members, on a voluntary basis. We welcome everyone, not just curators: our members are also museum and heritage volunteers, collectors, conservators, students, academics, educators, and everyone in between.
We recently updated our vision and mission, and you can find these on our website at https://www.geocurator.org/about-gcg.
We are seeking four new Trustees this year:
- Collections Coordinator
- Journal Editor
- Communications Coordinator (new role)
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator (new role)
We will also be instigating a new Vice Chair role. The postholder will be selected from serving committee, and subject to a members’ vote at the AGM, as the Chair post is now. This post will help build strong leadership and continuity for GCG into the future.
The most important things for potential Trustees to have are a passion for geological collections, and time to dedicate to the organisation, but have a look at each role for more details. We are flexible and friendly, and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
All Trustee positions, subject to application and ratification at an AGM, are for three years, with a possible extension of a second term. They are voluntary posts, but expenses are covered when approved in advance. Trustees must be current members of GCG, and eligible to serve as a charity Trustee under the Charity Commission guidelines here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3. The committee meets three times a year, plus the AGM, and there is various work to be completed throughout the year. The AGM this year is on 30th November 2021, and it is hoped that the CIO will be up and running in parallel with the existing charity at that point. Please do get in touch if there are any queries on this.
If you are interested in a role, please contact us to discuss, but please make sure your formal expression of interest reaches us as soon as possible - definitely by 5th November 2021.