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 Jo Townend (Learning and Engagement Officer) for an informal chat on 01751 417367 or email [email protected]
We are currently recruiting for our seasonal staff to help the Museum through its open and busy season. Our Visitor Assistants make sure all our visitors have a happy and memorable visit. The key attributes for these roles are excellent customer service skills and a proactive, positive attitude.
For more information on these jobs, please download the relevant Job Description and Personal Specification, which also contains details about how to apply.
Senior Visitor Services Assistant
Weekend Visitor Assistant
The closing date for both roles is midnight on Sunday 20 January.
For an informal discussion about any aspect of the job or application process please call Craig Irving, Operations Manager 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:
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 or you can donate by PayPal using the following link: