Job Opportunities at Lakeland Arts

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.




Location: All Lakeland Arts sites, Kendal and Bowness, Cumbria
Salary: £25,000 + Benefits

Due to a recent internal promotion, we are now looking to recruit a Curator to work across all of our sites.

Come and join our expanding curatorial team and shape one of the most ambitious artistic programmes in the North!

Working collaboratively with the Programming team and national partners you will be responsible for developing and delivering an ambitious and innovative programme of exhibitions alongside contributing to the care, research, development and display of Lakeland Arts collection.

You will have experience of working in a public art gallery/heritage site curating and organising innovative and nationally recognised exhibitions using a range of media with a proven track record of undertaking best practice in collection care & management.

You will also be joining the team at a really exciting time as we have recently been awarded a grant of £5 million from Arts Council England to redevelop the Abbot Hall Site. The masterplan includes new reconfigured exhibition spaces, a dedicated learning area, new collection stores with open access and landscaping incorporating sculpture.

Closing date for applications: 27 November 2017
Interviews: 4 December 2017

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Part-time 24 hours
Temporary Contract (January 2018 – 31st July 2018).

Location: All Lakeland Arts sites, Kendal and Bowness, Cumbria
Salary: £40,000 - £42,000 pro-rata

Due to the current post holder carrying out a Clore Fellowship from January to July 2018, Lakeland Arts is looking for a part time Director of Programming to lead and manage the artistic, curatorial and learning programmes during this period.

You will be responsible for leading and maintaining Lakeland Arts national profile and development and delivery of curatorial and learning programmes including exhibitions and displays, and overseeing collection management, research and artist commissions. As a member of the Senior Leadership team you will work with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer on the strategy of Lakeland Arts. You will join, and lead a dedicated, professional and established programme team who are working on the 2018 programme which includes Claude Monet, Elisabeth Frink, Alison Watt, Grayson Perry, Katie Spragg, and Auguste Rodin.

Lakeland Arts is entering an exciting period as we have recently been awarded a Development Grant by Arts Council England to complete the development stage of the capital project to improve the sustainability of Abbot Hall. You will support the early stages of design development for the site masterplan.

Closing date for applications: 21 November
Interviews: 28 November

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Temporary Contract to December 2018 with the possibility of further extension.

Salary: from £27,500 (negotiable subject to experience)

This post is dedicated to leading and managing an exciting capital project at Abbot Hall for Lakeland Arts. We have been awarded £374,976 from Arts Council England and secured match funding to deliver the development stage of the project to re-invigorated one of the North of England’s most important cultural destinations in time for the sixtieth anniversary of the opening of Abbot Hall in 2022.  We want to make significant and sympathetic changes to the Art Gallery, Museum and wider Abbot Hall site to create a welcoming, innovative and culturally significant attraction that is Sustainable, Artistically and Socially Compelling.

You will work closely with the senior leadership team and oversee appointment of the design and professional consultant team, complete RIBA Stages 2 and 3 and develop the Stage Two application to Arts Council England with the aim of securing a total capital grant of £5 million towards a total project cost of £7.15 million. You will work in partnership with curatorial, learning and engagement and operations teams to achieve our strategic vision for change, growth and sustainability at Abbot Hall.

You will have experience of developing and managing projects, working with professional consultants, managing and coordinating project team(s), reporting on project development and delivery and communicating with colleagues and a range of audiences to engage them in projects alonside writing funding applications and supporting fundraising and managing project income and expenditure.

Closing date for applications: 21 November 2017

Interviews: 5 December 2017

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