Latest Job Vacancies with York Museums Trust

Job Vacancies

Communications and Marketing Manager

Salary: £31,146 – £36,885 (YMT Grade 5)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative professional to lead our award-winning Communications and Marketing Department and to develop the strategic direction for all marketing and communications activity across York Museums Trust. With strong journalistic experience and excellent people management skills, you will play a critical role in supporting YMT to become a truly audience focussed organisation and deliver our mission to work with audiences and communities to inspire, to share and to care for cultural heritage.

You will take responsibility for marketing and communications activities across a range of media, utilising our audience insight data to achieve our visitor number, diversity and income targets and continuing to grow YMT’s reputation for innovative content led digital communications.  You will also manage our media relations and build relationships to raise our profile both locally and nationally.

The ideal candidate will have either a PR, Journalism or Marketing qualification and/or relevant experience in those areas, along with a thorough understanding of the media landscape, including digital media. You will bring ideas about how YMT can develop its communications and marketing activity to achieve its ambitions, and be able to back these ideas up with the ability to deliver. You’ll have experience of leading a team and developing and implementing effective communications strategies, along with proven experience of developing strong relationships with the media.

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

How to apply:

Please download the following documents:

Please send your CV, the Equal Opportunities forms and a 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 provide specific details of up to two different initiatives or projects you have been directly involved in that are relevant to this role. For each initiative or project please describe the scale and scope of the activity, the purpose of the activity and the role you played.
  4. 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.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 1 November 2021

Interviews will to take place online on Monday 15 November 2021.

 

Senior Curator – York Art Gallery, York

Salary: £31,146 – £36,885 (YMT Grade 5)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term maternity cover from mid – late Jan 2022 for 9 months
Through our public programme, research and collections development, York Art Gallery plays an important role in delivering York Museum Trusts mission to work together with audiences and communities to inspire, to share and to care for cultural heritage. With a growing reputation for innovative and exciting public programming and exhibitions, this is an exciting time for someone who is passionate about engaging the public with contemporary and historic art to take on the role of Senior Curator at York Art Gallery (YAG) as maternity cover.

We are looking for someone with curatorial expertise and strong management skills to lead the Art Gallery team to deliver an exciting programme of exhibitions, care for the collection and continue to build York Art Gallery’s position as a leading gallery in the North of England. You will champion the work of diverse and emerging artists, helping to shape a culture of anti-racism, equity and inclusion.

Acting as a confident advocate for York Art Gallery both internally and externally, you will continue to build its reputation with collectors, stakeholders and donors. You will also work closely with colleagues and partners to support the development and international profile of CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art).

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working with collections and be committed to the role of contemporary art in a gallery devoted to modern and historic artworks. You will be experienced in team leadership and line management of staff, have an expert knowledge of one or more areas of art and have significant experience of delivering exhibitions.

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

How to apply:

Please download the following documents:

Please send your CV, the Equal Opportunities forms and a 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 provide specific details of up to two different initiatives or projects you have been directly involved in that are relevant to this role. For each initiative or project please describe the scale and scope of the activity, the purpose of the activity and the role you played.
  4. 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.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 1 November 2021

Interviews will to take place online on Monday 22 November 2021