Volunteering

Trustee for York Museums Trust

Location: York

Date Posted: 17/02/2020

Closing Date: 24/03/2020

Job description

York Museums Trust (YMT) is an independent charity which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s on behalf of the City of York Council which owns the buildings and their nationally designated collections. Proudly rooted in York and Yorkshire, we welcome everyone and look outwards, nationally and globally. We share collections, gardens, buildings, art and stories for learning, enjoyment and wellbeing. As a charity, our income enables us to care for York’s heritage and to benefit a wide range of people.

Since its formation in 2002 YMT has developed into an innovative organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding environment. The Trust generates an income of c£6m per annum and employs c120 Full Time Employees. YMT is an Arts Council England, NPO (National Portfolio Organisation).

The existing YMT Board led by James Grierson is strong, with a broad range of skills and backgrounds. Due to the retirement of Sir Mark Jones the Board is now looking for a Trustee with museum experience to join the YMT Board. You will have experience of working at a senior level in museums or heritage organisations and have an interest in our core areas of activity and in York. YMT seeks candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who are experienced in museums (especially collections management and capital projects).

Trustee roles are non-executive and are unremunerated. Reasonable expenses may be claimed.

If you are interested, please download the information pack and accompanying documents on the  York Museums Trust website on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.  Closing date for applications by CV and letter is 24 March 2020. Interviews will take place in York between 20 and 22 April 2020, with some room for flexibility.

More information on the role and York Museums Trust is available on the York Museums Trust website, under ‘About Us’. Both Reyahn King, Chief Executive, and James Grierson, Chair are available for discussion by telephone as desired. Please get in touch with Olesya Pounder, Head of HR, if you would like a call by emailing the email address on our website.

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