York Museums Trust, one of the most successful leading regional Museums and Gallery charities in the UK, is seeking to appoint three new Trustees to its Board from the Autumn of 2017.
York Museums Trust (YMT) was formed on 1 August 2002 as an independent charitable Trust to manage the museums and gallery service previously run by City of York Council. The Trust has responsibility for the award-winning York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens and York St Mary's. The Trust is also responsible for the care of the Collections, all of which are designated and cover Art, Science, History and Archaeology.
The new appointments occur at an exciting time for YMT as the Trust pursues its ambitious forward plans whose headline priorities include a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT's programming and improving York's and York Museums Trust's profiles through local, regional and international leadership and partnerships. YMT is also in a period of change following the appointment of a new Chief Executive in 2015 and the retirement of the current Chair in November 2018.
In the new Trustees, YMT seeks candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who can empathise and contribute to the Trust's local, national and international profile; people whose experience can support the Trust as it continues to strive for excellence in its programming and visitor experience while ensuring the organisation's future sustainability. Specifically, candidates are sought with sound leadership experience in business, education or museums/heritage and with the credibility to represent YMT at the highest levels. The ability to bring new networks of engagement to the Trust to expand its footprint in Yorkshire and the North of England and beyond will be important as, for one post at least, will be prior experience of involvement with a major capital project. But above all, candidates for these roles must be able to demonstrate a strong enthusiasm for York Museums Trust and its vision and values.
YMT Trustee roles are non-executive and are unremunerated.
For more information and to receive an application pack, please contact Liz Amos or Sarah Wilkins of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0)20 7464 4351 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 5th June 2017 (close of business)