Job Opportunity: Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

Salary: £25,000 – £27,500
Full Time, Permanent Contract
Closing date for applications Thursday 10 December 2015

Lakeland Arts are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to open up access to the historic boats and rich collection of associated objects at Windermere Jetty.

Windermere Jetty will be a world-class museum and is currently one of the most ambitious new heritage developments in the North of England. Construction started in November 2015 and the museum is due to open in 2017. The steam launches, motor-boats, rowing and sailing boats are all associated with Windermere in the Lake District and many of them were made by Windermere boat builders. Eleven of the boats are listed by National Historic Ships as nationally pre-eminent.

The successful candidate will be an experienced curator with a passion for involving a broad range of people in museums, as well as for interpreting collections for a range of audiences. They will have an active interest in museums and history and knowledge of curatorial and interpretation best practice. They will also be well organised as well as able to lead and be part of a dedicated team. The candidate should have experience of working with maritime, social history or industrial collections.

The curator will join the Project Delivery Team and lead delivery of the main exhibition content and narrative and oversee interpretation of boats, collections and conservation activities at Windermere Jetty. They will develop a strong understanding of the collection and its significance and advise the Conservation Team. They will also devise and deliver temporary exhibitions at Windermere Jetty at and after opening, and will contribute to the programme of activities, events and community involvement.

For further information and how to apply please see here:


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