Job opportunity: York Museums Trust Museum Development Officer

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York Museums Trust
Museum Development Officer

Salary: £14,317 pa  (£35,794 full-time equivalent)
Permanent, part time (14.8 hours per week, worked over 2 days)

We are seeking an experienced museum professional to join the Museum Development Yorkshire (MDY) team.  MDY works with museums across Yorkshire and the Humber to support change, development and improvement and to help create excellent museums.  This is an exciting time to join MDY as the start of a new, four year contract with Arts Council England.

The post holder will work as part of a team to develop excellence within small and medium sized museums in the Yorkshire and Humber region taking a strategic approach to professional leadership, organisational development, programmes and partnerships.  The successful candidate will also lead on regional initiatives focussing on workforce and professional development leading to organisational resilience and development

The successful candidate will be experienced in working at a management level in museums or heritage management.  They will have a good understanding of national museum, 3rd sector and public sector issues and have substantial experience of consultancy, facilitation, mentoring and coaching in a museum or heritage environment.

This role involves visiting museums in the Yorkshire area, so flexibility and the ability to travel widely within the region is essential to be successful in the role.  This role could potentially be home based.

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Michael Turnpenny on 07917 220227 or at  for an informal discussion.

Access the job description and application form at:

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23 July.

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 6 August.