Join us

The Seaside Museum Herne Bay has got off to a great start under the management of our team of dedicated volunteers. We now want to make it into something really special for Herne Bay. We plan big changes but we need help. Can you help?

There could be a fascinating role waiting for you

We are currently looking for 3 Trustees and a Trustee Treasurer to join our Board.

The Trust is especially interested in applicants who have skills and expertise in finance (income generation), governance and legal, personnel management, and marketing and promotion. However, if you are interested in this role and feel that you have different skills to contribute, please apply, as all applications will be considered.
Trustees are encouraged to assume a specialist responsibility and engage with management and operational activities and donate time at their convenience. There are 4-6 formal meetings, with additional meetings held as required.

The role of Trustee is to provide robust oversight, strategic direction, ensure effective governance arrangements are in place, rigorously monitor the charity’s performance and provide guidance, advice and support in the delivery of the charity’s objectives.
More information about becoming a charity trustee can be found here

Trustee Role Description
Treasurer Role Description

How to Apply
To apply please send a CV and covering letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you would like to join the Board of Herne Bay Museum Trust.
Please send your application to

Being a trustee is a voluntary, unpaid role.
Thank you for your interest in Herne Bay Museum Trust and the Seaside Museum. We look forward to reading your application.

Front of House

Without volunteers to welcome our visitors we wouldn’t be able to open our doors. Do you like meeting different people every day? Do you like helping people? Fancy sharing your knowledge of Herne Bay and the surrounding areas?

Education and Outreach

One of our key objectives is to introduce local children to their town Museum. Can you help with planning and setting up child-friendly events and workshops and looking after our young visitors?

Marketing the Museum

We have a lot to offer but the Museum needs constant and effective marketing. Do you have ideas for promotion? Can you help with developing marketing plans and in preparing and producing leaflets, posters, press releases?

Recruitment and Administration of Volunteers

The Museum cannot succeed and survive without a team of dedicated volunteers. Can you help with volunteer recruitment and administration such as managing the rota?

Finance and Administration

Effective administration is essential if the Museum is to run smoothly. Can you help with the finances or managing the building?

If you can spare the time to help and would like to join the team, please email for further information.

We really would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note: volunteers must be over 18.