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Project Curator (Cumbria’s Past, Our Future), Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Project Curator (Cumbria’s Past, Our Future), Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

  • 27th March 2020
  • Part time
  • Paid (£20k-25k pro rata)
  • Gillian Forrest

Project Curator (Cumbria’s Past, Our Future)

Organisation: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Location: Carlisle

Salary: £24,343.31 – £25,972.43 pro rata, 0.9 FTE, fixed term (May 2020-March 2022)

Closing date: Friday 27th March 2020

This role is a fantastic opportunity to champion collections care and engagement through an Arts Council England Designation Development Fund project. The Project Curator will lead work to catalogue and digitise our designated geology and palaeontology collections and work with colleagues to develop public outcomes and engagement relating to it. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of geology or palaeontology, and experience of collections management, and who has a good understanding of how we can use collections to engage and inspire communities.

The post would be responsible for leading the project, managing a Project Assistant, and working with colleagues to develop and deliver forward plans for collections care, public engagement and sector-support.

Purpose of the Role

  • To document, digitise and curate the geology and palaeontology collections (part of the Museum’s Designated Natural Science collections) to recognised professional standards,  and to increase access to this collection for research, engagement and income generation.
  • To work with colleagues across the organisation – in particular the Learning and Exhibition teams – to develop innovative projects, displays and events focusing on the geology collection in order to support the museum’s Business Plan and the ambitious Project Tullie masterplan.
  • To develop relationships with external experts, professionals and societies, and to develop and deliver skills sharing sessions at other museums, in order to create a regional natural science network.Application ProcessIf you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please visit and return a completed application form to by 12 noon (midday) on Friday 27th March 2020.Interviews will be held at Tullie House Museum on Monday 6th April 2020.

    If you have any further questions please contact HR or Gabrielle Heffernan, Curatorial Manager, via email on