September Trustee Vacancies At AIM Member Museums

Can you spare some time to become a Trustee at an AIM member organisation? If so, the following AIM members would love to hear from you.


York Museums Trust

Number of Vacancies: 2

Number of Meetings: 7

Daytime or Evening Meetings? Mostly evenings

Skills / Experience / Expectations 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. Since its formation in 2002 YMT has developed into an innovative, energetic and successful organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding and fast changing environment. The YMT Board led by Professor Sir John Lawton is strong with a broad range of skills and backgrounds. Due to planned retirements, there is a need to recruit new Trustees to join the Board from November 2016. Applications are particularly welcomed from well-connected individuals experienced in some or all of the following sectors: museums (especially collections management and capital projects), finance, digital, fundraising, diversity, and community development / education. Whatever your background, you will have experience of working at a senior level in organisations undergoing change and have an interest in our core areas of activity.

Contact Details More information on the role and York Museums Trust is available here:

York Museums Trust

Closing Date: 30 September 2016


Photo: ©York Museums Trust



Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections

Number of Vacancies: 1

Number of Meetings: 8 plus occasional visits

Daytime or Evening Meetings? Daytime

Skills / Experience / Expectations Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections is a go-ahead and innovative independent museum in Selborne, north east Hampshire. We were founded by a member of the Oates family to commemorate the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, and Captain Lawrence Oates, the polar explorer, and Frank Oates, who explored in Southern Africa and central America in the late nineteenth century. We offer exhibitions on all three men, and in addition White’s garden, restored to its 18th century designs, and a Field Studies Centre visited by 4000 school children a year. Current visitor numbers are 22,000 and these are expected to grow considerably over the next few years. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund we will shortly start the delivery of a £3m project to improve the museum’s facilities and interpretation, and to promote resilience and sustainability for the foreseeable future. We have excellent staff and a committed, specialist and energetic group of trustees. A chartered accountant is sought by Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections to join the trustees with particular responsibility for the oversight of management accounting and the annual final report and accounts. You would be joining a high quality and friendly group of trustees and ideally would need to live within 30 miles of Selborne (postcode GU34 3JH). There are four trustee meetings a year, and four meetings of the Executive and Finance Committee which examines the organisation’s work and finances in detail every quarter. We have excellent staff, including two Co-Directors and a strong accounting team. Our charity business structure is currently being reorganised to reflect modern requirements This role would suit a recently-retired or self-employed individual seeking to join a strong team at the start of a very interesting time.

Contact Details Chairman of Trustees Dr Rosemary Irwin:

Closing Date: ongoing


Photo: © Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections

Framework Knitters’ Museum

Number of Vacancies: 5

Number of Meetings: 6

Daytime or Evening Meetings: Evening

Skills / Experience / Expectations:

We are looking for Trustees who have skills and experience in business management, marketing, HR, education, finance, law or ICT. Overall we are interested in individuals who can think strategically, be ambitious, and see the big picture. We meet bi-monthly and offer a full induction to the role. We have working groups for specific tasks, which Trustees may be involved with too. Our plans for expansion of exhibition space, retail and catering are well developed, so this is a truly exciting time to join us. If you’re not sure it’s for you, ring us for a friendly, no commitment chat.

Contact Details: Debbie Read on 07711 118398, or 0116 2701222.

Website: Framework Knitters Museum

Twitter: @FrameKnitter

Closing Date: 01/12/2016

Framework Knitters

Photo: © Framework Knitters’ Museum



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