Jobs at Lakeland Arts

We’re delighted that you’re interested in working with us here at Lakeland Arts.

Lakeland Arts is proud of its remarkable achievements, due in part to the dedication and hard work of its staff. Our continued success depends on the contribution and expertise of every individual we employ.

Gordon Watson
Chief Executive, Lakeland Arts

Our current vacancies are listed below and application forms are available on the 'How to Apply' page.   

Lakeland Arts is committed to equal opportunitiesin employment and welcomes applications from people with protected characteristics.


Community Engagement Officer

Job Title:  Community Engagement Officer (adults, community groups and people living with dementia)
Salary: £20,000 + benefits
Location:  Blackwell, The Arts and Craft House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Lakeland Arts is seeking a Community Engagement Officer to work with young adults, adults, community groups and people living with dementia. You will have a proven track record of collaborating with colleagues to create inspirational opportunities to increase engagement with new and existing and diverse audiences.
The Learning Team has already received regional and national recognition for innovation. This exciting role will see you join a highly qualified team to develop and deliver our engagement programme for adults, community groups and people living with dementia. You will work closely with the Learning & Engagement Officer for schools and families, the Learning and Interpretation Officer at Windermere Jetty, the Head of Learning and Programming team.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 27 March 2017
Interviews: Monday 3 April 2017

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​Collections Management Assistant

Salary: £17,500 + benefits
Location: Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House, Bowness and Abbot Hall, Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Kendal, Cumbria

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic individual with a passion for museums, galleries and cultural heritage to join our ambitious curatorial team and assist in the management of the Lakeland Arts Collections. You will care for the library and archive, maintaining paper and digital catalogue records, carry out loans administration, respond to research enquiries and supervise visits from researchers. 

Lakeland Arts runs Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, and is developing the Windermere Jetty; Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. We are one of the leading independent museum and gallery trusts in the UK, a dynamic organisation creating opportunities for understanding and enjoyment through the work of artists and the Trust’s collections and buildings.

This post offers the opportunity to build your knowledge and develop your experience across the breadth of Lakeland Arts Collections - from historic paintings and crafts to twentieth century and contemporary art, social history, and boat collections.  You will assist in improving access to the collections, and maintain in accordance with Arts Council England Accreditation requirements. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 3 April 2017

Interviews: ​Friday 7 April 2017

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