Trustee Opportunities

Join the Eureka! Trustee Board

Want to help steer Eureka! through exciting, yet uncharted territory?

The state of play…

Eureka! is well known and well loved family and children’s visitor attraction in the north of England. In 2022, we celebrate our 30th birthday and are facing a pivotal moment in the history of our organisation (doesn’t that happen to everyone at 30?).

Next autumn, we’re opening a brand new Eureka! visitor attraction in Wirral. Eureka! Science + Discovery will be a high profile addition to the exciting cultural landscape of the Liverpool City Region, a crucial element in the regeneration of the left bank of the River Mersey, and the only Science and Discovery centre specifically for children and young people aged 6–14 in the UK.

 

Our new science and discovery centre will complement Eureka!’s National Children’s Museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire – the UK’s only dedicated children’s museum; an interactive hands-on experience specifically for children aged 0–11.

We’re an independent and self-sufficient educational charity that relies on earned revenue, primarily from admissions, to sustain operations and ensure families from all backgrounds can benefit from the play and learning opportunities offered.

We need more *friends

  *supportive, yet critical

We’re looking for several people to join our existing Board of Trustees, including a Chair of the Board.

There’s loads of info in the role packs which you can download below but essentially, we’re looking for supportive, critical friends to work in partnership with our dedicated senior leadership team to help take us to the next level.

Eureka! strives to create an all-encompassing and productive environment, inclusive of different cultures and groups, and reflecting the diverse audiences we serve. We recognise that diversity is crucial to our success and would strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Process and interview dates

To apply, please send your current CV and a covering letter to jobs@eureka.org.uk

In the cover letter please include detail on the points below:

  • Why you would like to join the Board of Trustees at Eureka!
  • What skills you would bring to the role
  • How you would support Eureka!’s future plans

Closing date: Midnight on 29th October 2021

If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the Chief Executive or one of our existing Trustees, or arrange a visit to Eureka! please email Teresa.Corbridge@eureka.org.uk (we might even shout you a sandwich).

  • Closing date for applications 29 October 2021
  • Panel review week 1 November 2021
  • Invitation to interview 8 November 2021
  • Interview dates w/c 22 November 2021
  • Announcement early December 2021

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE. Map