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Working with us at Lakeland Arts

Welcome to our recruitment section. By visiting this page you are indicating you are already interested in us which is great!

Rather than tell you about us (you can find that in other areas of our website) I will say what a fabulous time to be thinking of joining us.

At a time when we are almost ready to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction in a World Heritage Site, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

At Lakeland Arts, we come from all walks of life and backgrounds but we have one thing in common: connecting people with outstanding art and heritage in our breath-taking world-class cultural landscape.

If you work for us, you can expect a fair salary –  together with a benefits package which we are reviewing to ensure we are an employer of choice in the region.

More than this, you can expect to work in some of the most beautiful buildings, venues and locations throughout the County and you can expect to feel a real sense of pride in the job you do, every single day.

We have all sorts of roles available, if not now, as we move closer to opening Windermere Jetty so do click through and take a look and find out about all the exciting opportunities we have to offer and get involved.

Please remember our team are here to help. If you'd like to know more about working with us, or you'd like information about a specific job, feel free to email us at

I look forward to welcoming you to Lakeland Arts. 

Gordon Watson
Chief Executive, Lakeland Arts.




£22,000 - £24,000

The Exhibitions and Collections Technical Coordinator (E&CTC) will be responsible for the care and coordination of Lakeland Arts collection and artistic programme. This involves managing and delivering technical logistics for the presentation of Lakeland Arts nationally recognised artistic programme and overseeing & co-ordinating curatorial care of Lakeland Arts collection across sites. The post holder will be expected to maintain the highest possible museum standards, ensuring Lakeland Arts meet Arts Council England’s Accreditation.

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£25,000 - £27,000

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Heritage Curator to join our teams at Windermere Jetty and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

Working collaboratively with the programming team, Windermere Jetty team and partners you will be responsible for managing and caring for Lakeland Arts Maritime and Social History collections. You will lead on the documentation, care, research and display of the collections, working closely with the Assistant Curator, and Collections Management Assistant. Working with the Programme team you will build on LA’s reputation for exhibiting art and social history of the highest quality and bringing artists with national and international reputations to Cumbria. Once Windermere Jetty is opened your responsibilities will include public engagement with the collection through a wide range of activities, encouraging and developing access and involvement.

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£22,000 - £24,000 depending on experience

We are looking for a Cafe Manager to join our new team at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a successful catering offer at Windermere Jetty, ensuring that the presentation and service exceeds the expectations of our visitors and is always of the highest standard.

Working with the Head Chef and their team, you will establish the Café at Windermere Jetty as the new destination Café on Windermere.

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We are looking for two volunteers to help us deliver a preventative conservation routine at Blackwell. This will be an ongoing regular role. This is a great opportunity to become part of a small friendly team and to gain an insight into the daily operation of an Arts and Crafts House.

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We are looking to recruit two volunteers who are passionate about gardening and meeting the public.

You will be based at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. The gardens at Blackwell were designed by Thomas Mawson, renowned Cumbrian Arts and Crafts garden designer. The gardens are maintained by a gardening contractor and we are looking for volunteers to augment this provision by providing gardening duties outside of the contractor's weekly visit.

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Are you passionate about history and heritage? Do you enjoy meeting people? Help us to bring Blackwell's historic Arts and Crafts rooms to life, as you welcome visitors and share fascinating stories about the house and those who lived and worked here.Visitor Engagement Volunteers are our ambassadors - the public face of Blackwell - so volunteers need to be warm, friendly and approachable. You will meander around the house and welcome visitors, answer visitors' questions and chat to them about our history.

If you are confident enough, we will also train you in delivering guided tours of the house to groups. Volunteers will receive full training and detailed information packs about the Blackwell's history.

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