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 opportunities are listed below and if applicable, application forms are available on the 'How to Apply' page

Assistant Curator, Collections & Access

Reference: ACCA15
Salary: £17,514
Location: Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry (MOLLI), Kendal and working at other Lakeland Arts sites as required.
Closing Date: 17 June 2015

Do you want to join our Curatorial team to open up access to Lakeland Arts’ social and industrial collections? The Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal houses several high quality recreated period rooms and workshops which reveal how rural people lived and worked before the introduction of machinery. In addition the Museum houses a unique collection relating to the writer Arthur Ransome and a fascinating and historically significant collection of photographs by Joseph Hardman.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with experience and knowledge of working with social and industrial history collections in new and engaging ways. You will work closely with the Learning and Engagement team to develop new displays using a broad range of interpretative methods all designed to increase and open up access. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in developing interpretation for the new Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

You will have an interest and experience of social and industrial collections. You will have experience of curating high quality displays. You will be able to demonstrate and be committed to best practice in collection management and care. You will be passionate about increasing access to collections for a broad range of audiences.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Assistant Curator Collections & Access Job Description (pdf)
Assistant Curator Collections & Access Person Specification (pdf)

 

Marketing Apprentice

Reference: MA15
Grade/Salary: National minimum wage
Location: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
Closing Date: 30 June 2015

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join the Lakeland Arts Marketing Team.

If you enjoy museums and galleries and have an interest in marketing, this could be the ideal opportunity for you to gain a qualification whilst working at Lakeland Arts and earning as you learn.

Your role would include working with a range of digital media, conducting and analysing visitor research, working with and contributing to the marketing strategy. You would also learn to use a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and liaise with external agencies including national press.

Interviews will take place W/C 6 July 2015.

Marketing Apprentice Job Description (pdf)
Marketing Apprentice Person Specification (pdf)

 

Senior Conservation Boat Builder

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, UK
Grade/Salary: Negotiable
Closing Date: 5 June 2015

Do you want to join our team to conserve and restore one of the most important museum collections of boats in the world? Windermere Jetty has a fascinating and historically significant collection of steam, motor, rowing, sailing and other boats, all associated with Windermere in the Lake District. Eleven of the boats are listed by National Historic Ships as nationally pre-eminent.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic wooden boat builder to lead the conservation team in preparing boats for display and operation at the purpose built new museum.

This is a ‘hands on’ post working on the nationally important collection of boats. You will be a skilled wooden boat builder with an appreciation of the differences of approach which conservation work demand. You will be able to deliver conservation and restoration to the highest standards to a set timetable. You will lead a dedicated and skilled team. You will have a passion for wooden boats and understand the importance of preserving the collection for future generations. You will meet the challenge of preparing the boats for the museum for all to enjoy.

Senior Conservation Boat Builder Job Description (pdf)
Senior Conservation Boat Builder Person Specification (pdf)

 

Part Time House Assistant

Location: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
Salary/Rate: £6.60 per hour
Hours: 1 to 2 days per week: Sundays (permanent) and Friday (seasonal basis April to October) plus any holiday and sickness cover
Closing Date: 5 June 2015
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Blackwell Project Volunteer

Location: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
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Learning & Events Volunteer

Location: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere and Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
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Volunteer Invigilator

Location: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
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