Young volunteer working with the learning team at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important role in supporting Lakeland Arts at Abbot Hall art gallery, Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, and Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

We’re currently looking for the following volunteers: Abbot Hall Volunteer Gallery Stewards, Abbot Hall Volunteer Tour Guides, Blackwell Volunteer Stewards, Windermere Jetty Conservation Assistants and Conservation Cleaners. Scroll down for more details.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Volunteering is a great way to keep active and meet visitors and fellow volunteers. 

There’s a lot of satisfaction in assisting our visitors, and in promoting the arts and heritage in Cumbria.

As a volunteer you’ll get to see behind the scenes at a busy gallery or museum, working alongside our experienced curators and visitor experience team.

In addition our active volunteers also receive:

  • Free admission to Abbot Hall, Blackwell and Windermere Jetty
  • 50% discount in our cafés
  • 10% discount in our shops
  • A Northern Museums Pass which offers free admission to over 250 museums and galleries throughout the north of England.

If you are interested check-out the vacancies below or get in touch: 015398 88055 or htappenden@lakelandarts.org.uk

Current volunteer vacancies:

 

Volunteer Finance Support Assistant

We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the ambitious team at Lakeland Arts as a Volunteer Finance Support Assistant. You might be studying to be an accountant and looking for that experience on your CV, or you may have been working in finance roles but aren’t quite ready to give up the calculator. You may just really like numbers and being organised. Whatever your motivation, we’re keen to talk to you. 

This will be an ongoing regular role.

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Windermere Jetty Volunteer Conservation Cleaner

Want to be part of our curatorial team? At the heart of caring for our collections?

We’re looking for people who are happy to vacuum and dust the collection following conservation best practice. We encourage our Conservation Cleaners to talk to, and engage with, our visitors and answer any questions that they may have.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a small friendly team and to gain an insight into the daily operation of our new museum. We’re looking for three volunteers to help us deliver a preventative conservation cleaning routine at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

This will be an ongoing regular role, every Friday, throughout the year.

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Windermere Jetty Oral History Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a project that will help us capture the stories from history? Interested in capturing the voice from the past?

This is a great opportunity to become part of a small friendly team and to gain an insight into the collection at our new museum. We’re looking for a volunteer to help us manage the oral history collection at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories. Initially this will involve transcribing oral histories, to ensure they can be accessed by researchers and enable indexing.

This will be a project-based role, which will run for an initial 6-week period, however, there’s a possibility that the project could be extended.

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Windermere Jetty Documentation Volunteer

Does the thought of digging deep into our collection of boats and social history excite you? Do you love been organised and getting things in order?

This is a great opportunity to become part of a small friendly team and to gain an insight into the collection at our new museum. We’re looking for a volunteer to help us deliver and organise a filing system for our archive and object records relating to the collection at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

This will be a project-based role, which will take approximately 8 weeks.

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Abbot Hall Volunteer Gallery Stewards

We are looking for volunteer gallery stewards to assist with Abbot Hall’s lively exhibitions programme.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a small friendly team and to gain an insight into the daily running of an important regional art gallery.

Our stewards play a vital role in providing a warm welcome to visitors to the gallery. Having volunteers in the gallery enables Abbot Hall to borrow works of international significance from key institutions and private lenders.

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Blackwell Volunteer Stewards

Volunteer Stewards help us provide a warm welcome to all our visitors to Blackwell. They help by assisting visitors, providing additional information about the house, and helping to complete visitor surveys.

We’re looking for volunteers with a friendly and welcoming approach to ensure our visitors get the most from their visit. A general interest in history, and the Arts & Crafts movement can help; however we’ll provide plenty of information and training about the house.

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