Lakeland Arts, Head of Learning and Engagement

Lakeland Arts, Head of Learning and Engagement

Job Title Head of Learning and Engagement
Salary £28,000 – £30,000
Location All Lakeland Arts sites, Bowness and Kendal, Cumbria
Reporting to Director of Programming
Line Management Three Learning and Engagement Officers (with an additional post to be recruited to Windermere Jetty)
Closing Date 8 October 2018
Interviews 15 October 2018

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North with an exceptional portfolio of attractions.

At a time when we are to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats Steam and Stories as a world-class visitor attraction, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

You will lead a highly qualified team to produce, manage and deliver Lakeland Arts learning and engagement offer across Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

Lakeland Arts runs high quality family activities and learning programmes for all audiences at our sites including formal learning with schools and colleges, family events, workshops, performances and talks. Many of these involve artists and creative practitioners and all are inspired by our collections, architecture and surrounding landscape. We work to a model of co-production with both the learning and curatorial team working in partnership to produce high quality programming for a broad range of audiences.

You will also play an important leadership role in developing the ambitious audience development and learning plans for the redevelopment of the Abbot Hall site and establish a successful learning and engagement programme at Windermere Jetty.


We are looking for someone with significant experience of planning, developing and delivering learning and engagement programmes for a range of audiences who effective at networking and building partnerships. You will be an experienced leader with a successful track record of motivating and managing staff and teams, including freelance staff and volunteers.

Your previous experience will include developing interpretation and learning resources for a range of audiences alongside monitoring, evaluating and reporting on learning programmes to a range of stakeholders.

You will have an active interest in arts, heritage, galleries and museums having worked in this sector for a minimum of three years.

To apply for this post and find out more, click here.