Yorkshire Air Museum looking for new trustees to join board ahead of big reopening

Having been awarded grants to ensure its future, together with a successful open season last year despite the closures due to the pandemic, the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial at Elvington is recruiting.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial at Elvington.The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial at Elvington.

The museum is looking for new trustees to join the board of the charity and non-executive directors for its trading company which runs the shop, commercial events and catering.

It is also advertising for a head of resources and volunteering and a hospitality and retail manager.

Vice-chair of the board, Rachel Semlyen, said: “Encouraged by substantial grants from the National Heritage Lottery and the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, a regenerated business plan and exciting projects in the pipeline, we are looking for people to join our small board of trustees to help guide the strategy for the future.

“Ideally we would like applicants who have contemporary familiarity with the heritage sector.”

After a period of restructuring, there are also opportunities for non-executive directors of YAMCO, the museum’s trading subsidiary.

Museum director Barbara George said: “If you have relevant retail, catering or other business experience and can bring new ideas for income generation, we would love to hear from you.

“We understand and respect equality and diversity with our initiatives and encourage inclusive representation from all sectors.”

The museum celebrates aviation history with a unique collection of aircraft on display at Yorkshire’s best-preserved, original World War 2 airfield site.

It is looking forward to reopening to visitors on Saturday, May 22. Information and tickets, which should be pre-booked, are available at yorkshireairmuseum.org.

For more information about applying for any of the vacancies, information is on the museum’s website at yorkshireairmuseum.org/jobs/