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.

Windermere Jetty - Conservation Assistant

Location: Windermere Jetty site, Bowness on Windermere
Contract: Fixed term contract, 18 months (extendable)
Salary: £17,000 - 20,000 pro rata
Closing Date: Monday 26 October 2015
Interviews: w/c Monday 2 November 2015

Lakeland Arts is excited to be recruiting a member of staff to take a major role in the new Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats Steam and Stories. The new museum and visitor attraction is due to open in 2017 and the Conservation Assistant will be part of the team preparing and conserving the large collection of nationally significant historic vessels for display in the new Museum. 

The successful candidate must have experience in boatbuilding and woodworking and an interest in caring for a wide-ranging historic collection. The Museum has a long-term conservation plan for the collection which will include restoring boats back to operational use, conserving boats for display in the exhibition space and maintaining all aspects of the boats. This world class collection includes examples of every type of wooden boat construction demonstrated through a variety of historic vessels dating from 1780 to 1980.

Whilst construction of the new museum takes place the conservation team will be based in temporary accommodation on the museum site. Once the new museum is completed the conservation team will move into new workshop facilities on the site which will form part of the new visitor experience.

Lakeland Arts runs Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. Windermere Jetty is a £15million Heritage Lottery Fund project that aims to turn the amazing collection of steamboats and Windermere vessels into an award winning museum and visitor attraction for all. Set on the edge of Windermere, with stunning views across the lake, this is not only an amazing setting for a museum, but it is a fantastic place to work. We are one of the leading independent museum and gallery organisations in the UK, creating opportunities for understanding and enjoyment through the work of artists and Lakeland Arts’ collections and buildings.

You will join a growing team across the organisation caring for the nationally significant collections and listed buildings of Lakeland Arts and involving local communities and visitors to the Lake District. We work in an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts 8.3 million visitors each year and has much to offer whether your interest is outdoor activities, culture or sport.

CA15 Conservation Assistant Job Description (pdf)
CA15 Conservation Assistant Person Specification (pdf)


Blackwell Project Volunteer

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

LA Blackwell Project Volunteer Information (pdf)
LA Blackwell Project Volunteer Application Form (pdf)
LA Blackwell Project Volunteer Application Form (Word)

Learning & Events Volunteer

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

LA Learning & Events Volunteer Information
LA Learning & Events Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Invigilator

Location: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Volunteer Invigilators




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