The Trust is looking to appoint a part-time Business & Site Manager, principally to manage the site and its buildings, but also manage their public use which is a crucial part of our business.
Initially the post is two days per week – although we hope to increase this in due course, and working hours are flexible so can fit round family and other demands.
Here’s the Job Description and how it fits in to our organisation.
Give us a call if you’d like to discuss the job on (01652) 635172 – but under current lockdown restrictions, expect the answerphone – we’ll ring you back when we can.
The closing date for applications is 23 November. Please apply by letter or email with a short CV or career Resumé.
Interviewing will take place during the week commencing 30 November.
The starting date is 1 February or as soon after as possible.
Our email address is email@example.com
Our forthcoming exhibition – paintings by Jessie Davies focussing on climate change and wetand landscapes – is the latest exhibition in our new exhibiton space in the Chapel.
Click here for a sneak preview!
The Museum and Old School Canteen have both re-opened.
The Museum is open between 11am and 3pm on Saturdays & Sundays only initially, while we adjust to the virus precautions. The Wilderspin Story is our main focus which includes the 1845 Infant Schoolroom and Playground with new features including a video of the Schoolroom in action, and a display about Wilderspin’s work in Hull.
The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open between 10am and 4pm on Thursdays – Sundays, spreading through thee rooms to space out tables, and with outdoor seating in the Wilderspin Playground. It’s a great success with customers giving great feedback about the safety, comfort and menu.
This huge and ornate Primitive Methodist Chapel was opened in 1867 and had seating for 600 people.
The Chapel was designed by Joseph Wright of Hull (1818 – 85), and was one of his most impressive buildings.
It is among the last surviving examples of his work.
It ceased to be used by the Methodists in 1961 and subsequently became the Salvation Army Citadel. The interior of the main hall was substantially redesigned by the insertion of a floor at gallery level, the removal of the ground floor pews and alterations to the frontage. Most of the gallery, together with virtually all the beautiful windows and the plasterwork to the ceiling and organ chamber arch survive.
The Queen Street School Preservation Trust has plans to restore and reuse this Grade II listed building to create a community arts centre.
This year’s Barton Arts Festival, due to be held at the end of June, has been cancelled so the whole programme has been moved to 2021 but, sadly, without Tim Brooke-Taylor who has sadly passed.
These events, due to be held at the Wilderspin School Museum, will be rescheduled for next year:
Lincolnshire Life Art Exhibition
Ted Lewis Jazz Celebration
The Graham Saunders Lecture – Desert Island Discs Take 2
An American in Paris
All our events, and those of other organisations, which were scheduled to take place at the Wilderspin School Museum have been cancelled until the situation is clearer with respect to safe operation of activities and social distancing.
Support our work restoring the former Church School & Primitive Methodist Chapel
Half the receipts are shared out as cash prizes
The more members, the bigger the prizes
Two draws a year
Annual subscription only £15 (less than 30p per week!) by standing order only
To participate and support the Trust, especially at this challenging time, please print the Standing Order from and return it to us
And our opening hours have reverted to 10am – 4pm on Thursdays – Sundays.
Our 2020 Events programme starts on Sunday 15 March with our second Steampunk Day in partnership with the Hull Steampunk Rebels.