Becoming a Trustee

The majority of British Museum Trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister through a recruitment process run by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Vacancies are advertised from time to time on the Cabinet Office Centre for Public Appointments website and the British Museum website.

Trustees of the British Museum are from a range of backgrounds and expertise, reflecting the breadth and complexity of the Museum’s work. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, which is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA). Applications are welcomed regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.

If you would like further information, please contact Alys Cundy +44 (0)20 7323 8241