Eureka!, home to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Yorkshire and the new, highly anticipated Eureka! Science + Discovery in Merseyside is searching for a new Chair and four Trustees to join their board in line with their bold growth plans
The new Merseyside attraction is set to open in Autumn 2022, with Eureka! The National Children’s Museum celebrating its 30th anniversary in the same year.
One of the UK’s most innovative visitor attractions, Eureka! is launching a national campaign for a new Chair and four new Trustees to join its board of directors.
It’s a pivotal moment for the organisation, as the children’s museum will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, and the new Wirral-based science and discovery centre will open in the same year.
To align with these exciting developments, Eureka! is searching for creative and inspiring leaders to support their growth plans, while also helping drive forward the nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills gap agenda through their interactive approach to learning.
Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka! Chief Executive said:
“Recruiting the right people to our board is a central next step for our growth strategy.
“It’s so exciting to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and the opening of our brand-new visitor attraction, Eureka! Science + Discovery within the same year, and to do this, we’d love the support of some really creative and inspiring leaders.
“A Eureka! Trustee can be anyone. We’re looking for passionate people who can draw on a range of knowledge and experience to work in partnership with myself and our Senior Leadership Team to help us achieve our plans. Crucially, they need to understand our brand and culture and be passionate about helping us promote STEM subjects and hands-on play-based learning”
The new attraction, Eureka! Science + Discovery, will bring to life important education skills for children and young people aged 6-14 and will also have an area dedicated to 0-5’s. The attraction has been developed to support improved STEM career pathways, encouraging young people to gain new skills through fun and engaging experiences.
The science and discovery centre will complement Eureka!’s National Children’s Museum in Halifax – the UK’s only dedicated children’s museum, providing an interactive hands-on experience specifically for children aged 0-11.
Eureka! strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
Further information on the roles and how to apply can be found here: https://www.eureka.org.uk/trustees/