Museum Curator (Job Share) job in Penrith, Cumbria

Museum Curator (Job Share)

  • Employer - Eden District Council
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Governance
  • Location - Penrith, Cumbria
  • Salary - £18,870 - £20,541
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Part time | 14.5 hours per week
  • Closing date - Friday, 20 July 2018 10:00


Eden District Council administers the most sparsely populated area in England. Nestled close to the Scottish border, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; enter Eden and you will discover the Northern Lakes, Eden Valley and the North Pennines, one of England’s most beautiful regions. 

The council is seeking a highly motivated individual to share the curatorial duties at the Penrith & Eden Museum with our existing curator. The Museum is small but offers a high standard of curatorial expertise and it is this that we are looking for you to continue ( )

The main role of the post is to collect, preserve and interpret material, art and antiquities relating to the cultural, archaeological and natural history of the Eden area. Further to this is a wider role which includes the development of new and varied exhibitions, providing education outreach work with school and other groups, liaising with community groups and outside bodies in order to facilitate Museum projects and events.

You will be able to work on your own initiative to develop new projects, be willing to liaise and link with external funders in order to develop Museum projects and increase the footfall within and the outreach of the museum..

You will have a good standard of general education and preferably hold or working toward a relevant professional qualification, and have suitable experience in a similar role.

The Council accepts flexible working applications, however due to the nature of this particular post the successful applicant will be expected to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Contact information

For further details of the post including the job description, person specification and an application form; visit our web site on, Email; Telephone (01768) 212210 or apply in writing to Human Resources, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF.

Please note all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form and CV’s will not be considered. No agencies please.

Interview information

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 6 August 2018

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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