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Trustee – York Museums Trust

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 Equal Opportunities form below. 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.

Information Pack
Equal Opportunities Form

More information on the role and York Museums Trust is available on www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk, 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 recruitment@ymt.org.uk

Marketing and Communications Officer

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary:  £20,371 – £25,423 per annum (YMT SCP 19 to 26)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual with the ability to deliver highly effective audience driven communications for some of York’s most popular cultural attractions.

The successful candidate will play an integral part in the Trust’s Communications Team, working on both media relations and the creation of promotional literature which will engage with existing and new audiences, in line with the charity’s annual marketing and communications strategy.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with an excellent track record of planning, co-ordinating and delivering successful media campaigns, cultivating key members of the media while helping to enhance the reputation of the organisation.

Experience of managing the production and distribution of print is essential, as is an eye for detail and a flair for design. You will have the ability to write inspired and accurate copy and possess strong copy editing and proof reading skills.

You will be a creative thinker, able to contribute new and fresh ideas which will help in the planning of integrated communications campaigns designed to excite and engage specific target audiences.

You will be experienced in planning and implementing several campaigns at the same time, working in a fast paced Communications Office where organisational and time management skills are essential.

Ideally you will have a passion for the arts and culture and a strong interest in emerging communication trends and technology.

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.

How to apply:

Please download the following documents:

Job Description
Application Form
Our Organisation

Application forms should be returned to us via email at: recruitment@ymt.org.uk, or by post to: Recruitment, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR. Electronic applications forms should be submitted in a Word compatible format.

CVs will not be accepted and 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 we are unable to respond to every applicant.

● The closing date for receipt of applications for is 9am Monday 24 February 2020
● Interviews will be held in York on Tuesday 10 March 2020

Wedding & Events Hosts x 5 (Casual)

Contract: Casual contracts

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Do you have excellent customer service skills?

We are looking for up to 5 individuals to join our bank of casual workers, specifically to work with our Wedding and Events Team assisting with the hosting and delivery of weddings, conferences and other events for York Venues.

You will need to have experience within a customer facing role, and be a good communicator, friendly and approachable and well organised as well as being able to set up furniture and equipment in our venues. Flexibility is key to these roles, as you will need to be able to work weekends and evenings (including bank holidays).

If you think you have got what it takes to consistently deliver excellent customer service, we encourage you to apply.

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.

How to apply:

Please download the following documents:

Job Description
Application Form
Our Organisation

Forms should be returned to us via email at: recruitment@ymt.org.uk, or by post to: Human Resources Dept, York Museums Trust, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR. Electronic applications forms should be submitted in a Word compatible format.

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK. (Please note that York Museums Trust cannot be held responsible for non-delivery or late receipt of postal applications).

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 we are unable to respond to every applicant.

● The closing date for receipt of applications for is 9am Wednesday 19 February 2020
● Interviews will be held in York on Friday 6 March 2020