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York Museums Trust – Trustees Vacancy Opportunity

York Museums Trust is seeking new Trustees to support the organisation’s ambitions and plans in the years ahead.

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 designated collections.

YMT was formed in 2002 since when the trust has developed into an innovative, energetic and successful organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding and fast changing environment.

YMT works closely with the City of York and the wider museums community and makes a significant contribution to the economic and educational welfare of the City and wider region. YMT is one of 21 museum services in England to receive Major Partner Museums funding from Arts Council England.

With a number of important funding partners, York Museums Trust has, most recently, invested £9m in York Art Gallery and Museum Gardens.YMT also invests in engaging, exciting exhibitions at all its venues which will attract more visitors, help build income streams and fulfil its long term strategic goals.

The YMT Board led by Professor Sir John Lawton is strong with broad range of skills and backgrounds. Due to planned retirements, there is a need to recruit new Trustees to join the Board from November 2015.

Applications are particularly welcomed from experienced individuals in the Museums and Galleries sector, law and property management, digital, fundraising and the business community.

Whatever your background, you will have experience of working at a senior level in progressive organisations undergoing change and have an interest in our core areas of activity.

If you are interested in applying please send a CV and covering letter to Professor Sir John Lawton, Chairman of York Museums Trust, c/o dionne.saville@ymt.org.uk by 1 August. Interviews will take place in early September.

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