Get Involved


There are always opportunities to volunteer at Ryedale Folk Museum. So if you have a few hours a week or a month and want to join our dedicated team, please get in touch.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help in the following areas:

1950s Village Store – welcoming visitors and providing interpretation in our 1950s Village Store.  We can provide all the information you need relating to this exhibition space.  It’s a favourite with many visitors and we encourage them to leave us with memories of their local shop or use of the products on display.  We also sell a small range of traditional sweets – popular with the ‘big kids’ too!

Admissions/Shop – selling Museum admission and gift shop items, providing information and great customer service for our visitors.

Site Maintenance – helping keep our six acre site and twenty buildings in top shape to be enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

If you’d like to get involved, please contact Craig Irving (Operations Manager) on 01751 417367 or email [email protected]


Education – delivering educational workshops for school and other learning-based groups covering a range of themes and historical periods. No historical background is needed but a passion to enthuse and excite our young people is. Covering time periods from the Iron Age to WWII – Where else can you be an Iron Age ancestor one day and a Viking settler the next? No matter what your experience or the size of commitment you can give, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Sarah Winter for an informal chat on 01751 417367 or email [email protected]

Job Vacancies

Senior Visitor Services Assistant

We are currently looking for a Senior Visitor Services Assistant to join our team for the 2020 season. You will join a small and friendly staff and volunteer team and help visitors enjoy their Museum visit. You will provide a friendly welcome to our customers, sell admissions and support the running of the Museum’s gift shop.

For all the details, including how to apply, download the:

Job Description

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

Application deadline – Midnight – Sunday 23 February

Interviews – likely to be held on Thursday 27 February (please indicate in your application if you are unavailable that day).

Applicants invited to interview will be informed on Monday 24 February.

If you would like an informal chat about this role, contact Craig Irving on 01751 417367.


There are many ways that you can support the Museum – and becoming an individual or corporate sponsor is one of those. We have a range of support packages available, and many come with benefits to share with your staff, colleagues and families.

For more information, download our Corporate Sponsorship Brochure.

We are very pleased and proud to announce that our current sponsors are:

Ryedale Garages / Kia

Wold Ecology – sponsorship of our traditional cornfield

Askew Brook – sponsorship of our Village Store & Post Office

Towler’s Chemists of Kirkbymoorside – sponsorship of our Chemist’s Shop

Adam Collier Funeral Services – sponsorship of the Undertaker’s

Greenwood Crafts – sponsorship of the Carpenter’s

Hungate Cottages – sponsorship of the White Cottage


Become a Trustee

If you think that you could help run Ryedale Folk Museum and assist with its strategic direction, then you may want to consider becoming a Museum trustee. We are currently seeking new trustees with the right skills and experience to support the Museum operation.

To find out more, download the trustee role description, which includes details on how to apply.


If you have enjoyed your visit or would like to support the Museum and its work, then why not consider a financial donation? All donations are gratefully received by the Museum and will always be put to good use.

Please download our donation and gift aid form to make a donation.