Latest Job Vacancies with York Museums Trust

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Head of Development

Salary: £50,000 to £54,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent  

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative professional to lead our Development Department to drive the strategic direction for all fundraising activity across York Museums Trust. With an exceptional track record at raising funds and excellent people management skills, you will play a critical role in generating income to support the growth and sustainability of YMT for the future. 

You will be our fundraising champion and will take responsibility for maximising income from all fundraising streams, providing expert advice around all fundraising activities across the trust. As a key member of our senior team we want you to use your voice to shape our organisational strategy.  

You will have the opportunity to grow and shape the fundraising team to ensure it develops to meet the needs of the business.  

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in fundraising or related roles.  You will bring ideas about how YMT can develop fundraising activity to achieve its ambitions. You’ll have experience of leading a team, developing and implementing effective strategies, and a track record of managing key stakeholder relationships. Experience in the cultural sector is not essential, but you must be able to champion our cause and be comfortable working to our values.  

A flexible approach to work is essential, including working evenings and/or weekends as required.  The role will be based at one of our sites in York, but with the option to balance working on site with working from home. 

How to apply:   

Download:

Send:

  • Your CV
  • Equal Opportunities form
  • Covering letter which answers the following questions (in no more than 250 words each) 
  1. What attracts you to work for York Museums Trust and this specific role?  
  2. Based on the job description, what experience and skills would you bring that would enable you to be successful in this role? 
  3. Please include anything else you would like to share in support of your application. 

to recruitment@ymt.org.uk. 

 Applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK. If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. 

 As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. If you need any reasonable adjustments through the application process, please let us know. 

Dates to bear in mind… 

Closing date for applications is 23:59pm on Sunday 16th June 2024 

Interviews will take place on Friday 28th June in person in York 

Retail Buyer

Contract:  Permanent
Hours:  Part-Time – 18.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly
Salary:  £13,945 – £16,104.50 (£27,890 – £32,209 fte) per annum (YMT Grade 4) 

We are looking for a Retail Buyer to work with the Retail Services Manager to develop and purchase new goods for sale of a value up to £250k. This role will be responsible for sourcing product through a full understanding of translating brand through retail, customer needs and demands, market trends and financial budgets.

You will establish partnerships and negotiate new commercial projects externally, with suppliers, artists, designers and makers. The role will require you to work with the collections teams to use the YMT collections to develop appropriate product ranges which are venue appropriate, maximize sales and meets customer expectations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and proven experience in retail buying, excellent knowledge of current retail practise and relevant heritage retail suppliers. We are looking for experience of product development and range creation from conception to the product going on the shelf.

They will have knowledge of stock management and shrinkage control, achieving sales and profit targets as well as the ability to recognise and respond to retail and social trends.

We offer a competitive salary, a defined benefit pension scheme, and a generous leave allowance. Our working hours are flexible with the bandwidth between 7 am and 7 pm, and we offer flexibility to balance time in the office with working from home. 

How to apply: 

How to apply: Please download the following documents:

to recruitment@ymt.org.uk .

Questions for Cover Letter

  1. What attracts you to work for York Museums Trust and this specific role?
  2. Based on the job description, what experience and skills would you bring that would enable you to be successful in this role?
  3. Please provide specific details of when you developed a product for sale. Explaining how you selected the items, negotiated the terms with the supplier and tracked the lines sale performance.
  4. Please include anything else you would like to share in support of your application.

Applications should be submitted in a PDF format. CVs can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK. If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 19th June 2024.

Interviews are likely to take place in York week commencing 1st July 2024