New Trustee wanted at Ripon Museums

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New Trustee wanted at Ripon Museums

Join our quest to be the best small museums in the country with our new trustee opportunity

Ripon Museum Trust is beginning an exciting phase of expansion.

We have recently bought the former union workhouse site, doubling the size of one of our three museums.

Our ACE National Portfolio Organisation status for 2018 will allow us to deliver enhanced curation, a new outreach programme, art commissions and significant expansion of our digital provision.

To take the organisation forward we are looking for a new trustee to strengthen our current team of eight. The board of trustees provides the governance of the organisation which is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. With expansion in many areas, a new trustee can make their mark on an organisation that is growing fast.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to broaden their experience to make a valuable and lasting contribution to developing heritage assets of national importance.

The board is looking to change the way it operates, with new sub-committees and new ways of working. It will oversee a new strategy for the Trust that will be more mindful of the impact we make on our visitor’s lives. We want to encourage empathy with our stories of the past which can inform all our lives today.

The Trust’s operations are led by a small staff team which is set to expand with the NPO funded programme. Much of the museum delivery is in the hands of dedicated volunteers and the Trust is keen to maintain this long-established volunteer ethos.

Our volunteer surveys show a high level of satisfaction with the museums considered to a great place to volunteer.

Work at Ripon Museum Trust is guided by our mission: "To enrich the lives of all who experience and are inspired by our historic law and order sites and collection so that they gain insights into, and are provoked into thinking about, how the treatment of offenders and the relief of the poor have developed over the last 200 years." and informed by our values of ambition, learning, teamwork and community.

We aim to be the best small museums in England.

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