Tullie House is a leading regional museum that cares for many outstanding collections of national importance covering art, archaeology, natural history, local and social history as well subjects that cross these disciplines.

The building has been a museum since 1893, when it opened in combination with an art school and library; today the Tullie name symbolises heritage, art, creativity and quality. Tullie House is a well-known and much loved museum; it also has strong local support and benefits from an increasingly high national profile.

We like to think that our museum is a special and unique place, both for our dedicated staff and our many visitors. We have a manifesto that provides a strong and vibrant vision for our museum, but we cannot deliver any of our ambitions without knowledgeable, experienced and passionate staff – without them we wouldn’t be the success that we are.

Andrew Mackay - Museum Director

Current Vacancies:

Chair | Pro Bono

Tullie House Museum has, for over 120 years, been delighting visitors with its rich mix of collections, many of which are of international significance. Today it is an award-winning visitor attraction at the heart of Carlisle’s historic cultural quarter, offering a striking contemporary gallery space, a vibrant programme of workshops and events, an excellent educational provision and a successful restaurant and commercial business.

Currently operating as an independent charitable trust, with buildings and collections owned by Carlisle City Council, the museum is now seeking a successor to the Founding Chair, Roger Cooke.

The Chair will have a strong commitment to the region and to the importance of the arts and culture in boosting regional identity and aspiration. He or she will bring board level experience and an ability to champion Tullie House and the Trust nationally and internationally. Ideally, candidates will have knowledge about the responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee, possess excellent analytical skills and have experience in establishing good governance.

If you would like to join us, please email an expression of interest to helen.askew@tulliehouse.org with a cover letter & CV.  Further details can be found in the Chair candidate information pack below.

For more information please contact Helen Askew, HR and Volunteer Advisor via helen.askew@tulliehouse.org

If you are interested in the position and would like to know more about the role the Chair of the Selection Panel, Prof. Peter Strike would be happy to contact you. To request this, please contact Museum Director, Andrew Mackay via andrew.mackay@tulliehouse.org or 07973 819245.


Casual Family Learning Assistant:

Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Are you a great communicator with all ages? We’re looking to recruit Casual Family Learning Assistants to help deliver our award-winning programme of family activities at Tullie House Museum. In this hands-on, rewarding role you’ll work as part of a team to help deliver our busy programme of family drop-ins during holidays and selected term time weekends. If you’ve had some experience in working with the public (especially children) and would like to gain more then this role could be for you!

A Job description detailing the roles and responsibilities of this position can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you require any further details, please call Sarah Forster, Schools and Learning co-ordinator on 01228 618725, or complete an application and return it via email to helen.askew@tulliehouse.org